Nine Ballard High School films named finalists at national festival
Nine works by students in the Ballard High School Video Production Program have been named finalists in the 17th annual Derek Freese Youth Media Festival. This prestigious festival draws competition from high school filmmakers throughout the nation and is judged by professors from Temple University’s renowned School of Film & Media Arts, acclaimed filmmakers, and members of the Derek Freese Foundation.
The finalists will be screened and prizes awarded in each category during the festival in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Temple University’s Annenberg Hall.
Four of the honored productions can be seen in The Showing at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22 in the Ballard High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and will be sold at the door. For more information on the BHS Video Production Program, visit www.bhsvideo.blogspot.com.
Here are Ballard’s finalists, listed with their nominations:
Nominated for Best Documentary:
• Deep Down by Isaiah Hoban-Halversen, Kaila Lafferty and Oona Lowe
• Impact by Kenton King, Jacob Scott and Mackenzie Wright
• My Little Brony by Vann Fulfs, Taylor Martin and Bryan Quandt
• Unbroken by Marlene Andersen, Adhem Morsi and Cooper Rickards
Nominated for Best Editing:
• the dramatic short Dream House by Ariahna Ghormley, Ana Krafchick and Louis Weissman
• the comedic short Great Mimes Think Alike by Will Slater, Michael Vitz-Wong and Kiana Wyld
• the dramatic short Sunlight by Isaiah Hoban-Halversen and Kenji Takada-Dill
Nominated for Best Fiction:
• the comedic short The Number by Alex Guettler, Ana Krafchick and Helen Miller
• the dramatic short Sundown by Vann Fulfs, Bryan Quandt and Jacob Scott