Some of the best young talent in television and movies were at the Long Beach Convention Center last week for the five-day Student Television Network Convention and competition.

Among the many awards handed out to students representing schools from around the nation, Wilson High School had a group of students honored. Their work, “Easier Said Than Done,” won third place in the short film category.

Wilson students Ben Tinsley, Mia Urena, Roman Fuentes, Matteos Mandalia, Roxy Kuper-Wilson and Ashely Martinez worked together on the award-winning work that was shot and edited around Long Beach with a time limit. The prompt was “On Cloud Nine,” and the students were allowed to shoot at the convention center, the Queen Mary, the Port of Long Beach, the Pike Mall and Long Beach Airport.

Earlier this year, Tinsley, Urena and Mandalia worked together to make the short drama film, “Rebirth,” which won first place in its category as part of the nationwide Student Television Network 2022 Fall Nationals competition.

Formed in 1999 by a group of teachers, the STN supports scholastic broadcasting, filmmaking and multimedia. Its conventions have been hosted in Los Angeles, Anaheim, Dallas, Orlando, San Diego, Nashville and Seattle.

Wilson students win national film award