Cinequest and The San Jose Film & Video Commission are proud to present winners from the 1998 Annual Joey Awards held this past November at the San Jose Fairmont. The Joey Awards were created 16 years ago to honor and to recognize the creative achievements in film and video. This series features a wonderful selection from the 1998 winners. San Francisco Production Group gives an intoxicating alpine visual of X-treme snowboarding with Never Stop Exploring. Red Sky Filmsâ What Little Girls Are Made Of? is a rockin' view of Stanford Women's Basketball. KTEH Channel 54 chronicles jazz-age writer F. Scott Fitzgeraldâs stormy courtship of Zelda Sayer in American Storytellers: The Sensible Thing. Compass Rose Media presents What's a Disc Drive?, a detailed animation piece that explores what makes Silicon Valley tick. KTVU Channel 2 reveals a dizzying piece as to what heights one must go to work atop the Golden Gate Bridge with On Higher Ground. Rex & Red is a comical stop-animation short from Ludicrous Productions. Metropolis Digital presents 13th Floor, a computer-generated animated production. Winner of two awards, Jeff Cowans presents a fresh look into the astronomic telescope with Lick Observatory. 49er Locker Room Report Open is an electronically animated segment for KNTV Channel 11's 49er Sports Report. Milk Cartons: The Way Back Home is the result of a cooperative effort between Tam Communications and the San Jose Police Department to locate missing children. Whitbread: Every Second Counts details high adventure nautical sailing races as witnessed by the Media Production Group. And check out the 1998 student winner with Ethan's Tuesday from Amy Dean.
Reviewed by Al Owens