Sunday, April 13, 2008

National Video Festival Features Films by BHS Students

Three works by Ballard High School Video Production students have been named Official Selections by the national Images of Youth 2008 Video Festival. “Unplugged”, by Del Brummet, Diana Federighi & Kaelan Gilman, is a short film about a boy whose world changes when his i-Pod dies. “Shoulda Voted”, by Will Livesley-O’Neill, William Pierce & Kristin Yeasting, is a Public Service Announcement for the League of Women Voters. The short film “Brotherly Love”, by Colin Colebrook, Mohamed Kassim & Devon Rensberger, explores the complex communication between two brothers. Each of these producers will be recognized with a certificate for Outstanding Video Production. A group of youth judges also met this weekend to select several of the videos for special cash prizes, to be presented at the festival.

The Images of Youth Video Festival is a project of Action for Media Education, a Seattle-based non-profit organization. The festival will be presented at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (104 17th Avenue South, Seattle) on Friday, April 25th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Each of the honored productions will also be screened at The Showing on Friday, May 30th at 7 pm in the Ballard High School auditorium.