Through Our Eye: 2016 - 2017 Middle School Film Festival 

The theme of the 2016-2017 North Country Student Film Festival, Through Our Eyes, sought to give students a voice to highlight the positives of the region. From people to place, to creative ideas and the ways people are working towards solutions, student teams were invited to submit up to 2 films in the categories outlined below.

The primary sponsor for the film festival was the North of the 44th project. All of the North Country’s schools are situated north of the 44th parallel. North of the 44thers seek to shift the way we think about our region, to celebrate what is right, and to build from our strengths. This theme exposes the audience to new concepts, stories, ideas, and ways of thinking about the region North of the 44th. 

Film Categories:

  • Innovation North of the 44th
  • Life North of the 44th
  • The Future We Envision North of the 44th

These are just a selection of the films submitted for consideration, to view all of the entries click here.


Summer vs Winter.

Groveton Elementary School, winner (tie) for Life North of the 44th for the film Coos County: Summer vs Winter. Pictured: Halli Stockwell, Karli Chauvette, Davey Weagle, Keanna Fysh, Isaac Noyes, and Thomas Crain.


 Drifting Away

Bethlehem Elementary School, winner (tie) for Eye for the Environment North fo the 44th with the film Drifting Away. Kobe Toms, Kaden Brantley, Theo Church & Satchel Miller-White


Small Town Races

Monroe Consolidated School, winner for The Future We Envision North of the 44th for the film Small Town Races. Pictured: Ryder Guion, Gavin Bedell, Connor Collins