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    Academy Honors Ballard High School Filmmakers with 18 Nominations
    Posted on 05/08/2019
    Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) graphicThe Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced nominees for the Northwest High School Awards of Excellence. Students from the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program earned a staggering 18 nominations (over twice as many as any other school). These awards celebrate the most outstanding productions from five Northwest states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Productions are nominated by NATAS industry professionals. The winners will be announced on June 8 at the 56th Annual Northwest Emmy Awards.

    Ballard’s nominations span six categories: best Short Fiction Film, best Music Video, best Animation/Graphics/Special Effects, best Audio/Sound, best Photographer/Editor, and best Writer. In the category of best Audio/Sound, every nominated production was by Ballard’s film students! This is the thirteenth year in a row that Ballard High School film students have been nominated by the Academy. Last year they received 19 nominations.

    All the nominated productions had their premieres at the Ballard Film Festival (BFF). This event screens new films by BHS Digital Filmmaking students at the end of every semester. The next BFF will be Saturday, June 15 at 7 pm in the BHS auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and will be sold at the door.

    Here’s the list of NATAS nominations by category:
    Many of these productions can be seen on the Digital Filmmaking Program’s vimeo channel at

    Best Short Form Fiction:
    Check  by Dani Edwards, Emma Inge, Addison Lepse & Fiona Paskoff
    Doubts  by Liam Bonds, Zach Boone & Ethan Hawthorne-Dallas
    In the Wings  by Max Beaulieu, Emma Lee & Marley Rankin
    Lost and Found  by Saia Dugan, Braiden Hayes, Jasper Laur & Fiona Paskoff

    Best Music Video:
    All Your Misfortune  by Claude Brun, Jasper Swift & Bailey Wall
    Love is All We Got  by Brendan Hickey, Maddie Lausted & Lily Tatge
    More Than I Said  by Freeman Marshall, Elliott Russell & Grace Stromatt
    Stay  by Liam Bonds, Ellie Dynes & Tulia Cascioppo

    Best Animation/Graphics/Special Effects:
    Ethan Hawthorne-Dallas for Time Cop: First Blood

    Best Audio/Sound:
    Max Beaulieu for In the Wings
    Liv D’Arche, Brendan Hickey & Ben Murphy for Blood Cargo
    Ethan Hawthorne-Dallas for Doubts
    Emma Inge for Check

    Best Photographer/Editor:
    Dani Edwards & Emma Inge for Check
    Andy Voyles & Sebastian Zufelt for Distance

    Best Writer:
    Liam Bonds for The God Equation
    Liam Bonds for Stay
    Liv D’Arche, Brendan Hickey, Ben Murphy & Talin Phillips for Blood Cargo

    For more information the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program, visit: