From EAST Students to Award-Winning Filmmakers


From EAST Students to Award-Winning Filmmakers
8/15/2013 5:00:22 PM

Sarah and Emma Bailin win youth award at Mississippi film festival.

"A Soldier in Skirts," directed and produced by Sarah Bailin and Emma Bailin of Little Rock, Arkansas was one of two Youth Filmmaking awards given at the 2010 Crossroads Film Festival, held April 16-18, in Jackson, Mississippi.
The twins filmmaking experience began in an EAST classroom and has blossomed into a documentary film career. "A Soldier in Skirts" explores the experience of the Women's Army Corps through the eyes of Ruth Blanton, a Bald Knob, Arkansas woman who went overseas as a stenographer during World War II, a time when most men believed that a woman's patriotic duty was taking care of hearth and home.

The film has won numerous awards since its introduction in 2009.


About Crossroads

The Crossroads Film Society sponsors the annual Crossroads Film Festival each April in Jackson, Mississippi and is dedicated to providing access to international, national, and local film and video. The Society also encourages discussion and production for film and video, particularly as related to the cultural, educational and economic vitality of the state and region. The Society promotes year-round programming, including special events, lectures, workshops, and the annual Crossroads Film Festival.

The mission of the Crossroads Film Society is to celebrate the art of filmmaking in all of its diversity and depth. During the Crossroads Film Festival each year entries from Mississippi and around the world compete to win cash and prizes in these categories: Youth, Student, Documentary, Short Documentary, Feature, Experimental, Short and Animation. Over 70 films, which range from two minutes to two hours, are screened.

A complete list of award winning films may be viewed on the Crossroads Film Festival website at .



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