Oct. 8, 2018
Kristina Smith
Marketing Committee Chairman
American Presidents Film & Literary Festival
Fremont, OH 43420
800-998-7737, ext. 217



Winners of film, literary contests in American Presidents Film & Literary Festival

FREMONT – Congratulations to the winners of the film and literary contests at the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival.

Winners are for the film contest are:

  • Best Short Film: “Writing the Peace,” a documentary that examines the role an actor turned soldier named John Counsell had in drafting the document that ended World War II in Europe.
  • Best Feature-Length Film: “The Reagan Show,” an all-archival documentary about the original performer-president’s role of a lifetime, serving as American president.
  • Best Production: “The Reagan Show”
  • People’s Choice: “Teddy Roosevelt and Fracking,” a short film that contrasts the beauty of western landscapes with the vastness and stark loneliness of the relatively untouched wild areas with oil derricks, fracking towers, natural gas burn offs, coal mines, machinery, trucks, energy installations, and energy towns. This film was created by Pam Faulkenberg and Jack Cochran, who is a native of Fremont.

Winners of the literary contest are:

  • Student writing award – Lyla Miller of Fremont
  • Youth Essay, ages 12-18 – Adele Bosma of Georgetown, Texas
  • Adult literary winner: Carol Polter of Fremont

The winners were announced during a special ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Live Edge Center in Fremont. They were chosen by panels of judges who watched each film and reviewed each essay. The organizers of the film and literary festival would like to thank all who submitted a film and writing for participating.

The American Presidents Film & Literary Festival is committed to providing a place for an expanded national and international understanding of the history and current events that have and continue to shape and influence the President of the United States. Utilizing the site and community of America’s first presidential library and museum, filmmakers, film professionals, and authors will inspire audiences to explore, understand, critique and analyze the people, places, politics, and power surrounding the American Presidency.

It is organized by the Liberty and Learning Foundation, Fremont City Schools, Birchard Public Library, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, and Downtown Fremont.

For information, visit americanpresidentsfilmfestival.org and follow on Facebook at @ampresfilmlit.