Nigel Eastman, Jamestown High School junior, won the Best High School Film award at the 2013 Boonies International Film Festival in Warren, Pa. His short film, "Jiffy," was screened at the Warren Public Library and the Struthers Library Theatre during the festival. He also participated in a question-and-answer session about the Insomniac Competitive Film Festival for which the short was originally created, and awarded, "best soundtrack." Eastman, who plans to major in filmmaking in college, was previously awarded third place for his short, Common Sense, at the Western New York Media Art Show held at the University at Buffalo and attended the New York State Summer School for the Arts at SUNY Oswego. He attended Jamestown High School's Videoworks program in his freshman and sophomore years.
Pictured, from right, are: Nigel Eastman, student filmmaker, accepts his laurels from Jeff Clark, the executive director of the Boonies International Film Festival.