The Michigan Interscholastic Press Association today announced the winners of its 2015 2-Week Film Challenge.

Students had two weeks to complete a fictional or documentary short film of no more than five minutes. Each entry had to fit this year’s theme of “JOY!” and was required to include a soccer ball and a character had to use the line, “I think the phone’s ringing.”

Students, who could work in teams of up to four, had from April 20 to May 4 to complete their work.

First Place

Avenir Brillant
Merek Alam & Cain Pedersen
Davison HS

Second Place

Jeffery Jefferson: The Happiest Kid in Town
David Chapman, John Lowen, Taylor Hersey & Alexander Gillard
Fraser HS

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Third Place

Blue Dog
Blake Romans, Kevin Aiken, Manuel Kuehnel & Brandon Morrow
Lake Orion HS

Honorable Mention

Joe Rogers & Michael Pappas
Lake Orion HS

Karl’s Dream
Sean Kusch, Logan Hitt & Michaela Taylor
Northwest HS

Snow Day Joy
Julia Vachon & Hannah Zelmanski
Lake Orion HS

The Adventures of Bill & Mort
Garrett Kowaleski & Josh Goforth
Laingsburg HS