Ballard High filmmakers win at short film festival

The Ballard High School filmmakers have done it again, walking away with the grand prize at a local film festival for the third year in a row.

Students from Ballard High’s Digital Filmmaking Program snagged first place at the Shoreline Short Short Film Festival in the Best Student Film category. The film is called Doubts, created by Liam Bonds, Zach Boone, and Ethan Hawthorne-Dallas.

Teacher Matt Lawrence tells My Ballard that the three students were awarded the traditional “Golden Sasquatch” trophy plus a check for $250. Lawrence says the win is especially impressive as almost all the other films in that category were produced by college students.

Doubts first premiered at the All American High School Film Festival in New York City last October.

Photo: Liam Bonds accepts award at the Shoreline Short Short Film Fest. Courtesy Matt Lawrence, BHS

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  1. In February, Ballard High School’s Film Club participated in the City of Seattle’s annual short film festival. They had never participated before, but the club decided to enter the competition and see if they could win. The film they submitted, “The Boy Who Loved to Fly”, was an autobiographical short that showed a young boy’s dream of flying. I will visit for help in my proofreading assignments for students. When they found out they had won first place, it was one of the most exciting moments of their club’s history.

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