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    International Festival To Screen Work by BHS Filmmakers | Oct 6-8 in NYC
    Posted on 09/25/2017
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    Eight films by twenty-seven students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program will screen next week at the All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF). This competitive festival receives entries from high school filmmakers throughout the country as well as other nations. The event runs October 6 - 8 in New York City at the Center for Social Innovation, AMC Theatres Times Square, and the historic Kings Theater.

    Prestigious judges such as screenwriter Diablo Cody, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, and actors Kristen Stewart and Dylan McDermott evaluated the films. Official Selections are eligible for prizes presented at the Teen Indie Awards at the conclusion of the festival.  Select "Read More" for more information. 

    In addition to the Official Selections, a short documentary that Ballard film students produced for IMAX and the United Nations will also screen at the festival. Only five high school filmmaking programs in the nation were chosen by IMAX and the AAHSFF to create these projects. Ballard was selected due to the quality work BHS film students have brought to the AAHSFF on a regular basis. (Ballard films have been finalists for top awards such as Best PSA, Best Documentary, Best Drama, Best Directing, Best Screenplay, and Best Overall Film.) The documentary is titled On the Backs of Salmon and was produced for IMAX by Chris Barrett, Martin Bolivar Caroline Harader, Jasper Land, Maddie Lausted, Freeman Marshall, Aaron Miller, Cecilia O’Rollins, & Miles Whitworth.

    Here, by category, are the Official Selections by Ballard High School’s Digital Filmmaking students.

    Fat Friday by Chris Barrett, Jessica Luecke & Zoe Zillig

    Heart of Gold by Miles Andersen, Willow Hudson, Josh Gaynor-Cote & Jesse Romero

    Transformative by Mo Brown, Claire Elliott, Krystelle Kurz & Sorcha Maron

    Clover Four Confidence by Annabelle Bowman-Mohn, Josh Gaynor-Cote & Brynn Miller

    Frozen in Debt by Annabelle Bowman-Mohn, Bergen Johnson, Cecilia O’Rollins & Miles Whitworth

    Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy
    Richard by Ian Colbeck, Ethan Hawthorne-Dallas, Aaron Mamaril & While Soltes

    One film produced independently by BHS film students also made the festival: Solo by Elliott Atkinson and Zach Boone is an Official Selection in the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy category.