Sunday, November 14, 2010


Everyone is invited to a screening of new work by students in the Ballard High School Video Production Program. The Showing will be Friday, February 11 at 7 p.m. in the Ballard High School auditorium. Included will be short comedies and dramas as well as public service announcements and commercials. Tickets are $5, and will be sold at the door. All proceeds benefit students in the Ballard High School Video Production Program.

Multiple productions screened at The Showing last winter went on to awards and honors at various film festivals. Be the first to see tomorrow’s award-winners! Be sure to arrive early. Prior screenings have filled the auditorium, and people have been turned away.


Nine works by students in the Ballard High School Video Production Program have been named semi-finalists in the 15th Annual Derek Freese High School Film & Video Festival last Sunday. This prestigious festival draws competition from high school filmmakers throughout the nation and is judged by professors from Temple University’s renowned film school, acclaimed filmmakers, and members of the Derek Freese Foundation.

The jury is currently selecting finalists, and will make an announcement next week. The festival is slated for 1 pm, Saturday, December 11 at The REEL, Temple University’s Student Cinema. There will be an award ceremony and reception after the screening.

Ballard’s semi-finalists are:

The documentary Bar Ink by Robyn Cochrane, Georgia Peck, Spencer Miller & Justin Smith-Mercado

The dramatic short Buy, Sell, Trade by Emily Deering, Amelia Elizalde & Blair Scott

The documentary Henry by Amelia Elizalde, Levi Friedman, Sean Hendricks & Sheridan Koehler

The dramatic short The Real World by Matt Law-Phipps, Tony Meyer & Ryan Zemke

The documentary Seattle Street Performers by Matt Law-Phipps, Tony Meyer & James Vitz-Wong

The visual story Signs by Rikke Heinecke, Tony Meyer & Lizzy O’Laughlin

The documentary Split Mind by John Christensen, Rikke Heinecke, Blair Scott & Allie Stock

The documentary Tanaholics by Kaila Lafferty, Elise Neroutsos & Alex Papac

The documentary Without Our Cars by Sydney Jarol, Dylan Miller & Ryan Zemke

BHS video students have been finalists in this festival every year since they began entering in 2004. They have also won top prizes.