$350 AV Productions students invited to NYC – St. John News

By Gentri Bright Grade 8 Junior Reporter

St. John AV Production, Dear A, was chosen for the All-American High School Film Festival. The AAHS Film Festival is the largest student film festival in the world. Nominations came from all 50 states and around the world. It will be held from October 21 to 23 in New York.

The public service announcement also won the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s PSA Put the Brakes on Fatalities competition, the American Children’s Film Festival competition and the winner of the Emagine Media festival.

The public service announcement will screen at the AMC Empire 25 theater in Times Square and the shortlisted films will be honored at the Teen Indie Awards in Brooklyn. Over $500,000 in grants will be awarded to student filmmakers. This is one of the highest honors a student film production can deserve!

From St. John High School, the PSA was directed by Mackenzie Hacker, writing by Mackenzie Hacker and Isaac Torres, editing by Mackenzie Hacker and Isaac Torres, photography by Isaac Torres and Christian Trevino and lighting was by Victor Rosales-Ubanda and Ryan Eulenstein.

Students from the following locations have been invited to the All-American High School Film Festival: Washington, DC, Los Angeles, CA, Madrid, Spain, Princeton, NJ, Toronto, Ontario, Las Vegas, NV, Sochaczew, Poland, Milwaukee, WI , Beijing, China, Atlanta, GA, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Lee Summit, MO, Anchorage, AK, Seoul, Korea, Boston, MA, Santa Ana, Costa Rica, Pittsburgh, PA, Dublin, Ireland, New York, NY , Aktau, Kazakhstan, Miami, FL, New Orleans, LA, Taipei, Taiwan, Chicago, IL, Thessaloniki, Greece, Dallas, Texas, Mumbai, India, Seattle, WA, Tokyo, Japan, Oklahoma City, OK, Tampin , Malaysia , Denver, CO, Vancouver, BC, Cincinnati, OH.

You can watch the video at https://youtu.be/c7oKSbXGJP4

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