One of the best high school filmmaking programs in the country, Ballard High School has scheduled its annual film festival. The Feb. 10th screening will feature short comedies and dramas, advertisements and documentaries created by BHS students.
Films that first screen at the event are frequently honored by film festivals, explains Matt Lawrence, who heads up the program. He said students already have eight Official Selections in the international All American High School Film Festival, four national nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, three winners at Fresh Film Northwest, the premiere of their documentary at the Pacific Science Center IMAX and a top prize from the National YoungArts Foundation.
The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 10th at 7 p.m. in the Ballard High auditorium. Tickets ($10 for adults and $5 for students) will be sold at the door.
Funds raised from the event will support the program, including a trip to LA to visit prestigious college film production programs, tour the industry and meet with professional filmmakers.