BHS film students lead the pack at high school film festival

Ballard High School film students are celebrating a big win at a recent high school film festival, in which they claimed eleven awards and honors across seven different categories.

Hundreds of students from 24 schools around the region competed in the 19th annual Northwest High School Film Festival last week at Cinerama Theater, and BHS led the pack with the most wins from one school.

Transformative, a short documentary about the experience of a transgender teen, received honors at the festival and has also been awarded the Audience Award at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) in the Come As You Are showcase.

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


Commercial: Meori Boxes by Chris Barrett, Emma Inge & Cecilia O’Rollins


  • 9066 by Nolan Baker, Maya Konz, Bailey Wall & Kajsa Woolford
  • Heart of Gold  by Miles Andersen, Josh Gaynor-Cote, Willow Hudson & Jesse Romero

Dramatic Narrative: Comeback by Avery Davis, Skala Leake, Aaron Miller & Cameron Miller

Public Service Announcement: Tater Towers by Max Beaulieu, Ellie Dynes & Nick Fay


Comedic Narrative

  • 4.No by PJ Hase, Brynn Miller & Isabella Warshaw
  • Next by Owen McGranaghan, Jesse Romero & Kajsa Woolford
  • Hydromance by Leo Pfeifer, Krystelle Kurz & Evan Wallace

Documentary: Transformative by Mo Brown, Claire Elliott, Sorcha Marron & Krystelle Kurz.

News or Sports Feature: Still a Winner by Elliott Atkinson, Jonathan Bowers & Veronica Redpath

Satire/Parody/Mockumentary: Fat Friday: Two Men, Two Hours, and Two Hundred Chicken McNuggets by Chris Barrett, Jessica Luecke & Zoe Zellig

The students’ films will be shown at the end-of-semester Ballard Film Festival on Saturday, June 17 at 7pm. Tickets will be sold at the door, and are $5 for students and $10 for adults. For more information, visit the BHS film program website.


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