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    Posted on 10/15/2018
    "Doubts" FilmThree short films produced by students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program are winners at Fresh Film Northwest. This competitive regional festival is coordinated by the Northwest Film Center in Portland, Oregon. It accepts entries from filmmakers ages 13 to 19 in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. This is the fourteenth year in a row that students from Ballard’s Digital Filmmaking Program have been among the winners.

    The winning films were comedic or dramatic narratives. Doubts, by Liam Bonds, Zach Boone, and Ethan Hawthorne-Dallas, illustrates the internal struggle of a boy plagued by anxiety. The film premiered last month at the All American High School Film Festival in New York City. The film noir Takeout, by Claire Kilkenny, Rachel Warshaw, and Brendan Hickey, concerns an assassin and spy who collide in a diner. In Midnight Criminals, produced independently by Brendan Hickey, Claude Brun and Sam Cleary, a group of desperate college students find a unique way to pay tuition.

    A jury of filmmakers, artists, and media makers selected the winners from over 130 entries. The winning films were screened at the Portland Art Museum on Saturday, November 3.

    For more information on the Digital Filmmaking Program, visit