Monday, February 26, 2018


Continuing their winning streak since fall, students in Ballard’s Digital Filmmaking Program scored two more awards for their work.  The documentary 9066 by Nolan Baker, Maya Konz, Bailey Wall and Kajsa Woolford was named a CINE Golden Eagle Finalist for Youth Documentary.  The student producers were invited to a CINE Celebrates reception in New York.    

The Golden Eagle awards honor excellence in media production through criteria focused on storytelling, originality, and meeting the needs of the intended audience.  For six decades, the Council on International Non-theatrical Events (CINE) has recognized and encouraged new talent while honoring the achievements of established media makers.  Their honorary board of directors includes such luminaries as Ken Burns, Bill Moyers, and Steven Spielberg.  

Also during the fall semester, City’Scape by Jonathan Bowers, Brendan Hickey, and Gracie Morris won 2nd Prize in the Experimental category at the Philadelphia Youth Film Festival.  Tom Myers of Skywalker Sound led the jury for the Experimental category.

Both productions can be seen on our vimeo site at .