BHS Students Nominated for Awards of Excellence

The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced nominees for the High School Awards of Excellence. These awards celebrate the most outstanding student productions from five Northwest states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Productions are nominated by NATAS industry professionals.

Students from the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program earned eleven nominations, more than any other school or organization in the five-state region. The winners will be announced next Saturday, June 6, at the 52nd Annual Regional Emmy Awards ceremony. Ballard’s nominations span six categories, reflecting the diverse skills students learn in the program. These are the nominations by category.

Fly Me to the Moon by Miles Andersen, Jasper Cote, PJ Hase & Gideon Wolfe
Stolen by Coleman Andersen & Leo Pfeifer

Audio Input by Duncan Boszko, Jack O’Neal, Piper Phillips & Sho Schrock-Manabe
GeoFORCE: A Journey to Understanding by LeoPfeifer & Raven Two Feathers
Raven Rock by Rachel Cole, Jaya Flanary & Meagen Tajalle

Clipped Wings by Coleman Andersen, Duncan Gowdy & Leo Pfeifer

Food Lifeline by Duncan Gowdy, Leo Pfeifer & Zach Green
Membership by Ruby Anderson, PJ Hase & Cameron Miller

Clipped Wings by Coleman Andersen, Duncan Gowdy & Leo Pfeifer

Clipped Wings by Coleman Andersen, Duncan Gowdy & Leo Pfeifer
Stolen by Coleman Andersen & Leo Pfeifer

This makes the ninth year in a row that Ballard High School film students have been nominated by the Academy. Last year they also received 11 nominations, and won the categories of Short Form Fiction and Photographer/Editor.

Meanwhile, Ballard students led the pack of winners at the Northwest High School Film Festival. Twenty-five high schools were in competition for awards in twelve different production categories. BHS film students won 15 awards and honors across seven categories. The awards were presented, and the winners screened, at the Cinerama Theater in downtown Seattle.

New productions by students in the BHS Digital Filmmaking Program will be screened at the Ballard Film Festival on Friday, June 5th at 7 pm in the BHS auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

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