I’ve been so busy with end of the year stuff that I haven’t had a chance to blog about our film festival we had two weeks ago at the AFI theatre. Over 200 people showed up to watch the films my 6th and 7th grade film literacy students have created this year. It was a very exciting event for all of us. Marilyn Horowitz, the author of the screenwriting book we use in class, came all the way from New York City to attend!
This was truly a community event. My students, their parents and families, other teachers and school administration all came together to help make our first annual film festival a huge success. We were able to raise over $1200 through donations. We donated $500 to AFI (see large check above), and will spend the other $700 on new equipment for our program next year. (like more Blue Snowball mics!)
To watch some of the films featured in our film festival please visit our website, Watch Out! I hope we are fortunate enough to have another film festival next year.
Photos by Dan Gross. Used with permission.