Twelve students from the Compass School in Westminster spent six weeks readying their films for public scrutiny and to compete for the “best picture” award, says the Brattleboro Reformer. The seventh annual Student Film Festival saw the debut of four films viewed by more than 200 people. The students, many of whom hadn’t touched a camera before, studied films, wrote screenplays, directed, edited, and produced their own films. The winner, chosen from among four films, was “Color of Paint.” Its subject matter was simply about a guy waiting for his bedroom wall paint to dry. Writer and director Sean Hennigan had run out of location options, but eventually convinced his mother. “After three hours of sobbing, my mother finally let us use her wall,” Hennigan said. Even though the film won, the color on the bedroom wall was not a winner according to mom.