Wylie Soltes, a senior in Ballard High School’s Digital Filmmaking Program, has been awarded Finalist in Cinematic Arts by the National YoungArts Foundation for his short film Richard. Finalist is the top prize.
Since its beginning in 2001, students from the BHS Digital Filmmaking Program have earned hundreds of awards at regional, national and international film festivals. Based on their portfolios they have won honors from YoungArts and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and regularly gain admission to the most prestigious schools of film and television in the world. They have also been invited to show their work and make presentations at numerous film festivals and conferences.