Reposted from the article “‘Hoop Dreams’ veteran, animated film score at Elgin Short Film Festival” by Dave Gathman at The Courier News (Chicago Sun Times) on 9/26/2014
ELGIN — Famous for his appearance as a hopeful high school basketball player in the acclaimed documentary “Hoop Dreams,” Chicago athlete Arthur Agee made another mark in Elgin Saturday night. Looking at basketball careers from the other end, a short film about an aging, washed-up NBA player that he starred in was named the audience favorite and the best live-action film in the sixth annual Elgin Short Film Festival.
However, for the first time in the festival’s history the overall first prize went to an animated film. And for the first time, one of the finalist movies was based on a script written by a seventh-grader and one of the finalist movies came from a foreign country.