Seven works by students in the Ballard High School Video Production program won prizes at the 15th Annual Derek Freese High School Film & Video Festival in December. More than 60 high school student films from all over the country were submitted to the festival. Two of these films will receive their premiere at a screening on Friday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Ballard High School auditorium (1418 N.W. 65th St. in Seattle).
Emily Deering, Amelia Elizalde and Blair Scott won first prize in the "Best Fiction" category for the dramatic short Buy, Sell, Trade. Second prize went to Matt Law-Phipps, Tony Meyer and Ryan Zemke for their dystopian vision, Real World. These films, along with other short comedies and dramas, public service announcements and commercials created by Ballard High School students, will be featured at the screening.
Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. All proceeds benefit students in the Video Production program. Arrive early, as prior screenings have filled the auditorium.