Sunday, May 25, 2008

Northwest High School Film Festival Honors BHS Producers

Students from the Ballard High School Video Production Program won 7 awards and honors at the 10th annual Northwest High School Film Festival on May 4. This is the largest and longest running festival for high school filmmakers in the Puget Sound region. Over 250 productions were entered in the competition from 22 schools. The festival was judged by a panel of 17 that included industry professionals and college media professors. The event was organized by the Media Educators’ for Excellence Team (MEET) and sponsored by Adobe, Canon, and Apple.

The awarded productions can be seen Friday, May 30 at The Showing, a screening of work by students in the BHS Video Production Program. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the BHS auditorium. There’s a suggested donation of $5.00.

Here’s a list of Ballard’s Northwest High School Film Festival winners:


Dramatic Narrative
“Spaced Out”
Justin Amorratanasuchad, Mike Hipp, Devon Sizemore

“4th Floor”
Coburn Erskine, Sami Kubo, Nolan O’Connor

Comedic Narrative
Ilsina Nazarova, Reed Stevens, Kevin Vitz-Wong


Comedic Narrative
“Claudio the Magnificent”
Bridget Berg, Lilah Horwitz, Will Livesley-O’Neill

“The End is Near”
Will Livesley-O’Neill, Evangeline Spracklin, Ben Steiner

“The Test”
Audra McCafferty, Taylor Rubright, Kristin Yeasting

Public Service Announcement
“Let Kids be Kids”
Oliver Brossmann, Sami Kubo, Matt Law-Phipps