Ballard High School’s Digital Filmmaking Program was one of five “exemplary” programs chosen by the All American High School Film Festival
(AAHSFF) to receive a $5,000 “In Focus” grant from IMAX
. This festival is the largest high school film festival in the nation, drawing competition from all across the country. The announcement was made Oct 7th, during the Opening Night ceremonies in New York City.
"We selected programs that produced quality content in the voice of young people that's raw and meaningful to their peers. We have a library of content of about 5,000 films and identified programs that consistently submitted quality work" said Tom Oliva, Executive Director of the AAHSFF. "We also looked at schools that we have relationships with, and that we count on to mentor the students to produce the best films possible."
The five selected student film programs will create short films that raise awareness of the UN's 2030 sustainability agenda, creating original content to specifically address at least one of the UN's development goals.
For info on AAHSFF, visit hsfilmfest.com
and select read more
for the “In Focus” IMAX grant.