Residence hall hosts annual film competition

Sophomore early childhood education major Erin McDonald and sophomore philosophy major Jeremy Culhane were awarded Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively, at the second annual TCU FrogFilm awards ceremony Wednesday night.

FrogFilm, the Milton Daniel Honors House Film Race, is a film competition held by Milton Daniel residence hall and the university’s John V. Roach Honors College. This year, five groups of students took six weeks to create a film using a required FrogFilm quote, certain props and other elements.

This year’s line was “I like to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack.” The first 100 attendants of the event received free shirts featuring the line.

The event is the brainchild of Ronald Pitcock, a J. Vaughn & Evelyne H. Wilson Honors Fellow and Director of Prestigious Scholarships.

“When they created this building and dedicated it as an honors residence hall, it just seemed like the perfect opportunity to create our own tradition,” Pitcock said.

The event was made possible through collaboration, he said.

“It’s not just an Honors College event. This is something we do together with the Honors College, Residence Life and Milton Daniel,” Picock said. “The three of us work extremely well together.”

Milton Daniel Hall Director David Stout said there were 200 to 220 participants and audience members who came to view the completed films and cheer on the winners at the Milton Daniel Amphitheater.

The films can be seen on the FrogFilm Facebook page and on the FrogFilm Youtube channel.