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Current Winners


2017 Photo Contest Winners

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November's Winner

Children In Film's November Photo Contest winner is Evan DiMartino.  13 year old Evan is a young actor known for his work in Year by the Sea and Boardwalk Empire.  Evan continues his training in acting and improv with Actors Technique in NY.  In his free time he enjoys playing football and spending time with his pets.
Evan DiMartino

October's Winner

Congratulations to CIF Photo Contest winner for October, Telina Paris!  Telina is an 11 year old model, actress, student and athlete from Cypress, Texas. She is involved in school choir and competitive cheer leading and recently took part in her very first theatrical play, "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas."  A creative force, she loves to sing and has a natural talent for fashion design. She enjoys participating in local acting workshops and is currently seeking representation.
Telina Paris

September's Winner

CIF salutes our Photo Contest Winner for September, Benny Ellyson. Benny is 7 years old and attends 2nd grade. He is a naturally talented child with a strong understanding of the acting craft. Benny is a great listener and takes direction very well. He has a sweet and humorous personality and is excellent and fast at memorizing scripts. Benny loves school and playing Minecraft! He also loves telling jokes and hanging out with his family.
Benny Ellyson

August's Winner

Children In Film congratulates our Photo Contest Winner for August, Giuliana Mazzola from Burbank, California. Jewels loves acting, singing, and dancing. She has been in numerous theatrical productions such as Grease, Annie, Horton Hears a Who, Wizard of Oz, and many more. She has been singing and dancing since she was 6 years old. She loves to entertain and express herself through the arts. With her old soul mentality, Jewels is always focused and driven to work.
Giuliana Mazzola

July's Winner

Robert Patterson, 16, from Southern California is honored to have been chosen for this months Photo Contest Winner.  Robert has had a love for theater and been performing in plays and musicals since he was 8 years old.  His favorite performances were his roles as Captain Hook and Sherlock Holmes.  In addition to acting, Robert has a passion for athletics.  As a Junior in high school, Robert will be a starter in four varsity sports (football, soccer, golf and baseball).  Additionally, he continues to take voice lessons and guitar lessons. In Robert's free time, he loves discovering new musicals and listening to music.  He is anxious and excited to explore the opportunities available to him through acting and modeling.  Robert is currently seeking representation.
Robert Patterson

June's Winner

Congratulations to CIF Photo Contest Winner, Harper Wasnesky from Arizona. Harper is a very independent and energetic 3 year old! She enjoys swimming, tap and ballet, singing, and never misses the opportunity to perform. Since she was born she has watched her older brother follow his dreams of being an actor and loves giving him a little bit of competition.
Harper Wasnesky

May's Winner

Tyler Rauchut, 11, lives in the Denver area but travels to Los Angeles frequently for auditions and roles. His first passions are acting and modeling and has several movies and print work credited to his name.  His most recent films are Azure Dreams, Candy From a Baby, and Landfill. The best part of acting and modeling are the great friends he's met over the years. He's an accomplished swimmer and holds back-to-back state titles in 2016 and 2017 for Colorado Swimming in the 50 fly and the 100 fly. He's also the reigning champion for the Midwest All Star Swimming Championship for 2017 in the 50 fly. He enjoys using his athletic ability in his acting and modeling when he can. He loves being a positive role model in swimming as well as acting and truly appreciates when other actors extend their knowledge and experiences with him. He has high goals and hopes for acting/modeling and is constantly hopping on a plane to make things happen! He is represented by KMR Talent (Jennifer Boyce Commercial and Tal Fox Theatrical), The ESI Network (Nelson Parks Manager), and Maximum Talent Denver (Talent and Print).
Tyler Rauchut

April's Winner

Children in Film congratulates this month's Photo Contest Winner Lyla Lukasik from California.  At only 6 years old, Lyla has already landed a principal role in a commercial for Little Tikes and print work for companies such as Point Cove Clothing for thier 2017 Spring Catalog.  She has studied her craft at Kids Acting School and Brooke Byler Acting Studios! 

When she is not in front of the camera, Lyla loves to sing and dance, ride her bike and swim.  She has a great sense of humor and enjoys being silly with her family and friends.  Lyla is represented by Brand Model and Talent Agency, Inc.

Lyla Lykasik

March's Winner

Alexander Charles Arzu is a Belizean-American child actor born in Southern California. At the age of 3 ½ his family noticed he was a character, always making people laugh and memorizing entire movie lines word for word. This prompted his aunt to help him find an agent at the age of 4. Since 2009 Alexander has been the lead in several award winning short films and even gave the acceptance speech at the NAFCA African Oscars. He has also worked on various other films, national television commercials, co-starring roles on TV, music videos and is a series regular on a web series.

In his spare time Alexander plays basketball, rides his hoverboard, skateboard and go kart and is a competitive Xbox player. He's taken guitar and voice lessons, and his teacher advised he has an advanced ear for music. He read musical notes before he could read words! Alexander is represented by Beal Talent & Associates.

Alexander Arzu

February's Winner

14 year old Hannah Hardin is Children In Film's Photo Contest winner for February.  Hannah is an actress, pianist and dancer from Alabama who is eager to continue to develop her talents.  She loves being on stage and has performed with the Alabama Dance Academy and Moscow Ballet.  She also has experience on set as an extra.  Hannah also participates in group and private acting lessons as well as acting workshops.  She is currently seeking representation.

Hannah Hardin

January's Winner

CIF is proud to announce our first Photo Contest Winner of 2017, Nathan Coleman. 12 year old Nathan got his start in local theater 2 years ago, where he discovered a passion for not only acting but singing as well.  Shortly thereafter he auditioned and landed the part of Pugsley in Addams Family the Musical and then booked his first music video!  Nathan studies Television, Film and Improv at Lisa Picottes Young Actors Studio. When he is not busy working on his craft or making people laugh, Nathan enjoys basketball, legos, hanging out with his friend and rocking out on his drums!

Nathan Coleman