Sunday, September 11, 2016
NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL FILM FESTIVAL HONORS BHS FILMMAKERS
Students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program won 12 awards and honors across six different categories at the 18th annual Northwest High School Film Festival on May 17th at the Cinerama Theater in downtown Seattle. This is the largest and longest running festival for high school filmmakers in the Puget Sound region. Twenty-five high schools competed for awards in twelve different production categories.
The festival is judged by a panel of industry professionals and college media professors. In addition to awarding films, they identify promising filmmakers for college scholarships. This year, BHS film students Miles Andersen, Emily Black, Sophie DeGreen and Jesse Romero all received $5,000 scholarship offers from The Seattle Film Institute. Leo Pfeifer won the “J-Dogg” Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Justin Ammoratanasuchad, a talented young filmmaker who lost his life in a tragic accident while shooting a film in Boston. The J-Dogg Scholarship will follow Leo to the film program of his choice, and can provide up to $5,000 every year.
The festival was organized by the Media Educators Excellence Team (MEET), an inter-district organization of high school media production teachers. Sponsors included The Seattle Film Institute, Adobe, the Cinerama Theatre, Highline Community College, and Vulcan Enterprises. For more information on the NWHSFF, visit www.nwhsff.weebly.com .
All the awarded productions from BHS initially had their premiere at the Ballard Film Festival (BFF). This event screens new films by BHS Digital Filmmaking students at the end of every semester. The next BFF will be Friday, February 10 at 7 pm. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and will be sold at the door.
Here are Ballard’s Northwest High School Film Festival winners by category:
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
The Dragon’s Lair
Jonny Cechony, Ellie Clarrissimeaux & PJ Hase
Miles Andersen, Emily Black, Sophie DeGreen, Jesse Romero & Sho Schrock
In the Ring with the Ratio
Ella Andersen, Caleb Flynn & Ilsa O’Rollins
Satire & Parody
Escape the Cliches
Percy Boyle & Leo Pfeifer
Miles Anderson, Jonathan Bowers, Jonny Cechony, PJ Hase & Cecilia O’Rollins
David Knoblach, Cecilia O’Rollins, Olga Schulteis & Gabriella Strommen
Rachel Cole, Jaya Flanary & Meagen Tajalle
Jaya Flanary, Duncan Gowdy & Leo Pfeifer
Coleman Andersen, PJ Hase & Bergen Johnson
Aurore Bouriot, Jonathan Bowers, Brian Cropp & Jake Rehfeldt
Public Service Announcement
Too Much of a Good Thing
Maya Konz, Jesse Romero & Oscar White
What Lies Ahead
Jaya Flanary, Meagen Tajalle & Grace Turnell
Posted by ML at 9:14 PM