WSTF-TV and Red Raider Media are proud to announce that the 6th Annual St. Francis Film Festival will be held on Friday, May 17th at 7 PM in Alumni Hall Theatre.
Students from St. Francis will submit films in three categories: Investigative Documentary (The Frannie), Creative Short (The Repo), and Commercial Short (The Reggie). Films are judged by select members of the St. Francis High School faculty. The audience in attendance will get involved as well as they will be polled to select the winner of the film festival's "People's Choice Award".
The festival serves as an annual remembrance of one of St. Francis High School’s most distinguished and revered instructors—Bruce Reopolos. The award for Best Creative Short is named “The Repo”, the affectionate nickname bestowed upon Mr. Reopolos by his beloved students and fellow teachers. Mr. Reopolos was one of the original faculty proctors for WSTF-TV in the 1980’s, a program founded by former Fine Arts Director Fr. Mark David Skura ’71. With Mr. Reopolos’s blessing, the program was resurrected in 2010 along with the development of St. Francis High School’s Mass Communications, Journalism, and Filmmaking program. Mr. Reopolos headed the Cinema Club and the Philharmonic Club, enriching the lives of many students outside the classroom by introducing them to classic films and classical music. His legacy is one that Red Raider Media knows is imperative to preserve. He is dearly missed.
This year, students in the Introduction to Mass Communications class as well members of the Red Raider Media Club and WSTF-TV will submit films in each category; however, the festival is open to all St. Francis students.
Anyone with questions should contact WSTF-TV and Red Raider Media moderator Mr. Michael Messore via e-mail: