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    Ballard High School Student Films Take Top Prizes at International Festivals
    Posted on 05/03/2019
    A photo still of student film In the Wings with a silhouette of the female actor

    Ballard High School Student Films Take Top Prizes at International Festivals

    Two films by students from Ballard’s Digital Filmmaking Program have recently won top prizes at international film festivals.

    Blood Cargo, by Brendan Hickey, Liv D’Arche, Ben Murphy, and Talin Phillips, won Film of the Year at the STARdance Film Festival in Los Angeles. The festival had 380 entries.

    In the Wings, by Marley Rankin, Max Beaulieu and Emma Lee, won Best Short Fiction Film at American University’s Discover the World of Communications Film Festival in Washington DC. Films were judged by college professors and industry professionals. The festival received 125 entries.

    Both films had their premiere at the Ballard Film Festival (BFF) on March 2. The next BFF will be Sat., June 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ballard High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and will be sold at the door.

    Read more about the Ballard Digital Filmmaking Program.

    Student films, including Blood Cargo and In the Wings, can be viewed on their Vimeo channel.