Thursday, April 18, 2013
BALLARD HIGH SCHOOL FILMMAKERS FEATURED AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Official Selections for NFFTY are determined by a jury of professional filmmakers. These short films by Ballard High School video students have been selected for screening.
Deep Down by Isaiah Hoban-Halversen, Kaila Lafferty & Oona Lowe
Dream House by Ariahna Ghormley, Ana Krafchick & Louis Weissman
Great Mimes Think Alike by Will Slater, Michael Vitz-Wong & Kiana Wyld
Making a Mark by Brittney Blokker, Helen Miller & Sam Weller
My Little Brony by Vann Fulfs, Taylor Martin & Bryan Quandt
Sundown by Vann Fulfs, Bryan Quandt & Jacob Scott
In addition, Leo Pfeifer’s short 74, produced last summer before he entered the BHS Video Production Program, was also selected.
Festival screenings are built around unifying themes. The Northwest Scene screening (noon on Sunday, April 28 at the SIFF Uptown 1) is said to feature “the best of the West” by the Northwest’s “extremely talented young filmmakers.” This year, half of these films are by Ballard High School Video Production students.
BHS also has a team competing in the 48-hour Film Off. Each school’s team has two days to produce a short from start to finish. The winner (selected in part by the audience) will win funds for their school’s production program. You can catch the 48-Hour Film Off – and cast your vote - on Saturday, April 27 at 11:30 at the SIFF Uptown 1.
In addition to screenings and awards, NFFTY includes forums on filmmaking. For a complete schedule of events, show times, and ticket information, visit www.nffty.org.
NFFTY itself is the brainchild of Ballard High School video alumnus Jesse Harris (’04). Harris made history in 2004 when Living Life, the feature film he had written and directed as a senior project, was purchased by FilmMates and given a theatrical release. (It opened in Seattle in April, 2005.) The festival was co-founded by Harris, Kyle Seago (’07) – then a Ballard High School Video student - and Jocelyn RC (Bellevue High School, ’07). A growing list of sponsors and partners paved the way for this seventh annual event.
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