David Mahlum, of Adel, recently competed in Dordt College’s filmmaking competition, Prairie Grass Film Challenge. Mahlum is currently a senior at Dordt College, majoring in digital media production and minoring in the Kuyper Scholars Program At the start of the challenge, teams are given a genre that they are required to work within and a character, line of dialogue, and a prop they must incorporate into the story. After the whirlwind filmmaking experience begins, participants must create a five to eight-minute film within a strict 48-hour time frame.

A free public screening and award ceremony will be held Friday, Feb. 21 at Dordt College. For more information, visit www.dordt.edu/filmchallenge.