Students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program led the pack of winners at the Northwest High School Film Festival on Tuesday, May 19th. Twenty-five high schools were in competition for awards in twelve different production categories. Among the winners, Leo Pfeifer of Greenwood, received three awards. BHS film students won 15 awards and honors across seven categories. The awards were presented, and the winners screened, at the Cinerama Theater in downtown Seattle.
Students of the Digital Filmmaking Program, led by instructor Matt Lawrence, will have their works shown at the Ballard Film Festival on Friday, June 5 at 7:30 pm in the Ballard High School auditorium. The public is welcome.
The Northwest High School Film Festival is the largest and longest running festival for high school filmmakers in the Puget Sound region. It 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 Coleman Andersen, Duncan Boszko, Rachel Cole, Jaya Flanary, Duncan Gowdy, Leo Pfeifer & Meagen Tajalle all received $5,000 scholarship offers from festival sponsors Cornish College of the Arts and/or The Seattle Film Institute.
The event was organized by the Media Educators Excellence Team (MEET), an inter-district organization of high school media production teachers. Additional sponsors Adobe, the Cinerama Theatre, Highline Community College, and Vulcan Enterprises helped pave the way for this 17th annual event. For more information on the festival, visit the Northwest High School Film Festival website.