Monday, May 02, 2016


Two productions by nine students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program have been chosen for screening this weekend at CineYouth – the Chicago International Film Festival’s showcase for shorts by filmmakers 22 and younger from around the world. 

Both are music videos.  Voices (by Jonathan Bowers, Aurore Bouriot, Brian Cropp, and Jake Rehfeldt) depicts a high school student hemmed in by conformity.  Big Coat (by Jaya Flanary, Duncan Gowdy, and Leo Pfeifer) charts the changes brought about by the presence – and absence – of romance.  Both films will be screened at the 12th annual event in Chicago, May 5 – 7. 

Voices will also be screened at the Ballard Film Festival on Friday, June 3 or Saturday, June 11 in the Ballard High School auditorium at 7 pm.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and will be sold at the door.