Tuesday, June 06, 2017

BHS Filmmakers Win Big at the Emmy Awards

Students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program won five High School Awards of Excellence at the Northwest Emmy Awards on June 3.  Best Long Form Non-Fiction film went to 9066, a documentary about the internment of US citizens of Japanese ancestry during WWII by Maya Konz, Bailey Wall, Kajsa Woolford & Nolan Baker.  Best Short Form Fiction film, best Writer, best Photographer/Editor and best Audio/Sound went to Comeback by Skala Leake, Aaron Miller, Cameron Miller & Avery Davis.  Comeback is the story of a soccer player coping with a life-altering setback.       

The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) presents High School Awards of Excellence to celebrate and promote the most outstanding high school television productions from five Northwest states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.  Members of the professional Academy select the nominees and winners.  This is the third year in a row Ballard High School film students have led the pack of winners.  

New productions by students in Ballard's Digital Filmmaking Program will premiere at the Ballard Film Festival on Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 pm in the BHS auditorium.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, and will be sold at the door.