APS News Release

Arlington Student Film Fest Scheduled for June 6

Arlington Student Film Fest Scheduled for June 6 The Arlington Student Film Fest will be held on Sat, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the H-B Woodlawn Auditorium (4200Vacation Lane). Sixty finalist films created by more than 150 students from 18 Arlington Public Schools (elementary, middle and high) were selected for public screening at an earlier event. The panel of 10 Judges watched and gave individual written feedback on over 120 films submitted this year. Films of every genre–documentary, drama, PSA, comedy, animation, experimental, academic, journalism, silent, musical, mockumentary and more–were submitted and are now up for an Audience Choice Award, and a number of juried prizes from our panel of judges, comprised of filmmakers, educators and APS alumni who have gone on to studies and careers in film and television. The public can see the films (and vote for their favorite film) on Saturday June 6. There are four rounds of films, a keynote address and awards, including medals, gift cards from Chipotle and Zinga, and a number of scholarships from our partner film education organizations: Arlington Career Center, Arlington Independent Media, Educational Theatre Company (ETC-on- Film) and our new partner, G-Create camp. The festival will feature a midday live-stream keynote address and Q&A with filmmaker and APS graduate Cutter Hodierne, winner of the 2014 Sundance Directing Award for his film “Fishing Without Nets.” A 1995 graduate of H-B Woodlawn, Cutter was one of the founding student creators of the H-B Filmmaking elective program, still the only such program in the County, and the ideal host for the Arlington Student Film Fest. The film fest is made possible by generous grants from: H-B Woodlawn parents and students, the Arlington Community Foundation and Zinga Frozen Yogurt. A complete list of finalist films and students available at www.facebook.com/arlingtonstudentfilmfest.