New shorts from Ballard’s award-winning filmmakers premier at Ballard Film Festival
Everyone is invited to a screening of new work by students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program.
The Ballard Film Festival (BFF) will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 in the high school’s Performing Arts Center. The screening will feature short comedies and dramas, advertisements and documentaries.
Tickets ($10 for adults and $5 for students) will be sold at the door.
Films that first screen at the BFF are frequently honored by film festivals. BHS film students did very well this past year, with 11 Awards of Excellence at the NW High School Film Fest. Student directors also received an Audience Favorite Winner out of the five official selections in the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY); Best Student Film at the Shoreline Film Festival; as well as two National and five Northwest Regional awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Funds raised at BFF will benefit students in the school’s Digital Filmmaking Program and help provide current equipment and supplies, as well as pay for field trip transportation and other costs.
Films screened at previous Ballard Film Festivals can be seen on the Digital Filmmaking Program’s vimeo site. Visit the Digital Film page on the BHS website and www.bhsvideo.blogspot.com for more info about this program.
Recent Award-winning films and Festival entries include:
“More Than I Said” Music Music Video Winner, National Student Production Award,
Best Music Video from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, 2019
Official Selections from 2019 National Film Festival for Talented Youth, 2019:
FTM (Female to Male), a documentary
Poleski, a documentary
Living with Ana, a documentary
About Ballard High School’s Digital Filmmaking Program:
The Digital Filmmaking Program at Ballard High School is part of the free public education through Seattle Public Schools, and is open to BHS students of all grades. Since its beginning in the fall of 2001, students in the program have won hundreds of awards at regional, national, and international film festivals.They have also won honors from the National YoungArts Foundation and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the National and Northwest Emmy Awards) and consistently gained admission to prestigious college programs of film and television, sometimes with large scholarships and advanced placement. They’ve been invited to show their work and make presentations at art museums, film festivals, and conferences. The program has provided professional production internships through a variety of media organizations and businesses, television shows, and feature films. Numerous program alumni have gone on to careers in the industry: writing or producing series television programs in Los Angeles, producing music videos for major artists, directing commercials, working on the camera crew or art department of feature films, producing media for major corporations, or working as broadcast journalists. In 2007, Kyle Seago (’07) and Jesse Harris (’04) co-founded the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY). It has since become the largest youth film festival in the world.
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