17th Annual Marion County Student Media Festival held Friday

The 17th Annual Marion County Student Media Festival was held Friday evening in Ocala. And TV20's own Paige Beck spent the night hosting the festival, held at the Marion Technical Institute.

Participants ranged from kindergarten through 12th grade. This year, students submitted 248 entries from 23 different schools.

Many of the submissions will advance to the Florida Association for Media in Education state competition. Marion County has led the state in qualifiers for 16 consecutive years.

Some of the video categories included advertisement, animation, book trailer, comedy, documentary, drama, and instructional.