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BHS filmmakers honored at Northwest High School Film Festival

Posted by Meghan Walker on May 27th, 2015

Ballard High School’s Digital Filmmaking Program is making headlines yet again, with several students taking home awards at a recent film festival. Students from BHS won 15 awards and honors across seven categories at the Northwest High School Film Festival last week, held at Cinerama Theater in Seattle.

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The Northwest High School Film Festival is the largest and longest running festival for high school filmmakers in the Puget Sound region, and is judged by a panel of industry professionals and college media professors.According to a statement from 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.

BHS says the productions will all be featured at the next Ballard Film Festival on Friday, June 5 at 7 pm in the BHS auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and will be sold at the door.

Here are Ballard’s Northwest High School Film Festival winners by category:

Comedic Narrative
  Jones Ave
  Rachel Cole, Jaya Flanary, Meagen Tajalle
  Bella Anderson, Jonny Cechony, Kaya Coleman-Harrison, Simon Gibson
  Audio Input
  Duncan Boszko, Jack O’Neal, Piper Phillips, Sho Schrock
  Clipped Wings
  Coleman Andersen, Duncan Gowdy, Leo Pfeifer
Dramatic Narrative
  Coleman Andersen, Leo Pfeifer
  A Trip to the Groovies
  Jaya Flanary, Sho Schrock
News/Sports Feature
  Full Effort on the Floor
  Duncan Gowdy, Hawk Ticehurst
Public Service Announcement
  Food Lifeline
  Duncan Gowdy, Zach Green, Leo Pfeifer

Comedic Narrative


  Fly Me to the Moon
  Miles Anderson, Jasper Cote, PJ Hase, Gideon Wolfe
  Practicing Parenthood
  Percy Boyle, Avery Davis, Duncan Kastner, Aaron Miller  
  Blue Highway Games
  Brian Cropp, Lyric Gonzalez, Sid Johnson  
  Delivering the Dream
  Julian Amrine, Lorenzo Rossi, Raven Two Feathers, Josh Vredevoogd
  Raven Rock
  Rachel Cole, Jaya Flanary, Meagen Tajalle
  Spirit Week Announcement
  Will Erstad, Victoria O’Laughlin, Hawk Ticehurst
Public Service Announcement
  Ruby Anderson, PJ Hase, Cameron Miller
To learn more about the BHS filmmaking program, click here.


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