, by Mo Brown, Claire Elliott, Krystelle Kurz and Sorcha Marron, recently won the Audience Award at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) in the Come As You Are showcase. (The award was particularly flattering as they were the youngest filmmakers in competition.) In addition, two more international film festivals have chosen to feature work by students in the BHS Digital Filmmaking Program this spring. Transformative
, a short documentary about the experience of a transgender teen and our current political climate, was also an Official Selection at CineYouth early this month. This 13th annual event is a project of the Chicago International Film Festival. The showcase celebrates short films made by filmmakers 22 years old and younger from around the world. Heart of Gold
, by Miles Andersen, Josh Gaynor-Cote, Willow Hudson and Jesse Romero, will screen in the Seattle International Film Festival’s FutureWave showcase ( www.siff.net/festival/film-programs-and-competitions/futurewave
) on Monday, May 29 at the Uptown Theater at 1:30 pm. This screening strives to show the best short films in the world by youth 18 years old and younger. Heart of Gold follows a student through her final year of high school - a year complicated by a life-threatening medical condition, a stroke, and a heart transplant. To purchase tickets, visit www.siff.net/festival/box-office
New works by students in the Digital Filmmaking Program will be screened at the Ballard Film Festival on Saturday, June 17 in the BHS auditorium at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and will be sold at the door.