A trio of Ballard High School Video Production students have been named winners at the 35th Annual Young People’s Film and Video Festival, a regional festival sponsored by the Northwest Film Center in Portland. Nate Sawtell, Dylan Spence, and Louis Weissman entered their digital film “Safe at Last” into the teen division and were selected from more than 300 entries by a panel of filmmakers and educators. “This is the seventh year in a row that students in the BHS Video Production Program have been winners at the event,” teacher Matt Lawrence writes.
The Festival Winners of the Teen Division will be screened on Saturday, November 19 at 1 p.m. at the Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park, Portland, Oregon). Following the screening, there will be a reception and panel discussion for winners and audience members to meet this year’s festival jurors. The event is free, and the public is welcome to attend.