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Two Warren County Teens Take 2nd at the 2014 Film Fest 4-H

Aug. 20, 2014

Ohio 4-H members Eric Glaze and Ben Sanders took second place honors in August at the 2014 FilmFest 4-H, the National 4-H Film Festival held in St. Louis.

Eric (left) and Ben (right), members of the Pathfinders 4-H Club in Warren County, entered their short film “A Centennial of Extension with Dr. D. Howard Doster.” Dr. Doster, a retired OSU Extension agent, who is also Eric’s grandfather, shared his experiences with Extension from his childhood through his career.

They created their film as part of the Ohio 4-H Centennial Video contest. As first place winners of the Ohio contest, Ben and Eric were invited to attend FilmFest 4-H.

During the four-day program, 60 4-H members from all over the country learned from film professionals that included sound and lighting specialists, a casting director, stunt person and director. A trip to a post-production studio gave the filmmakers an up close view of audio design, animation and production o commercials.

Thirty short films, created by 4-H members were also screened during the festival. The 2014 winning films, including Eric and Ben’s can be viewed at:

If you’re a 4-H member interested in learning more about film making, watch for details in early 2015 about a film workshop just for Ohio 4-H.

For more information about the film making project or FilmFest 4-H, contact Sally McClaskey at