Saturday, May 18, 2013
Perhaps the biggest prize of the festival is the “J-Dogg” Scholarship. The award was established in 2011 by the family of Justin Amorratanasuchad, the gifted Ballard High School filmmaker whose career was tragically cut short by an accident during his second year of college. The memorial scholarship gives upwards of $5,000 each year toward the college education of a festival winner preparing to pursue a degree in film and television production. This year, the award was presented to BHS Video senior Vann Fulfs. In the fall, Vann will be studying film production at Columbia College in Chicago – a program ranked by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the best in the world.
The festival was judged by a panel of industry professionals and college media professors. The event was organized by the Media Educators for Excellence Team (MEET) and sponsored by Adobe, Advanced Broadcast Solutions, the Art Institute of Seattle, Keith Rivers Films, Glazier’s Camera, Key Code Media, and Shoreline Community College. For more information on the NWHSFF, visit www.nwhsff.weebly,org.
There will be a screening of new work by students in the BHS Video Production Program (including one of this year’s prize-winning shorts) on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. in the BHS auditorium. Tickets to “The Showing” are $10 for adults and $8 for students and will be sold at the door.
Ballard’s Northwest High School Film Festival winners:
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
Dramatic Narrative - Suspense
Vann Fulfs, Bryan Quandt, Jacob Scott
Ben Fuesel, Bryan Quandt
Public Service Announcement
Liam Moser, Cecilia Orozco-Chavez, Kimi Rutledge
An Appetite for Knowledge
Gabe Fabens, Nick Hauger, Lorenzo Rossi
Great Mimes Think Alike
Will Slater, Michael Vitz-Wong, Kiana Wyld
Katie Brostrom, Kelsey Mendenhall, Sara Timmons
A Night to Remember
Isaiah Hoban-Halvorsen, Ana Krafchick, Cooper Rickards
Isaiah Hoban-Halvorsen, Kaila Lafferty, Oona Lowe
My Little Brony
Vann Fulfs, Brian Quandt, Taylor Martin
Eye of the Beholder
Walker Evans, Isaiah Hoban-Halvorsen, Brian VanWagenen
Milo Adams, Coleman Anderson, Carlos Caceres Martinez, Leo Pfeifer
It Takes Balls to Juggle
Brian Cropp, Lily , Raven Two Feathers
Know Your Limit
Joseph Downey, Grace Turnell, Robyn Wrey
Not Even Once
Sam Baldwin, Paris Burhen, Brian Cropp, Gabe Tagulao
Real Nordic Heritage
Julian Amrine, Joshua Vredevoogd
Posted by ML at 8:29 PM
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Isaiah Hoban-Halversen, Kaila Lafferty & Oona Lowe won Second Prize in the Documentary Category for Deep Down, the story of Alessandro Gilmini’s near-death experience in an ice cave. In the Dramatic Category, Walker Evans, Elise Neroutsos, Jamie Vitz-Wong & Sam Weller won Second Prize for their sinister short The Craft. The Honorable Mention went to the suspenseful short Sundown by Vann Fulfs, Bryan Quandt & Jacob Scott.
The students will receive cash prizes for each honor, as well as written critiques from the prestigious jury, including producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. (of The Samuel Goldwyn Company and Samuel Goldwyn Films), actor/director Griffin Dunne (An American Werewolf in London, After Hours) and producer/ director/actor Ed Sherin (Law & Order).
Posted by ML at 10:42 PM