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Students Produce Films to Compete in Festival at Powell High School

The third annual Powell High School (PHS) Film Festival will celebrate student creativity on May 1, 2015, 6 p.m., in the school’s auditorium (2136 W. Emory Road). The public is invited to attend as two original films created and produced by student teams at Powell High School and L&N STEM Academy will be screened and will vie for top prize.

The PHS Film Club sponsors the competition, which kicks off each year in February, when teams receive details about the competition, including the theme and words and a prop that must be used in the films. This year, the theme is “social media,” and teams must use the sentence, “It was a good day,” and a map in their films. After receiving these details, teams then have only five days to create their entries, which cannot exceed five minutes in length.

This year, judges include Kevin Keck, founder of the PHS Film Festival, and Keith McDaniels, leader of the Knoxville Film Festival. Awards will be given for Best Acting, Audience Favorite, Best Film, Best Camerawork and Best Directing.

For more information about the Film Club or Film Festival, contact PHS teacher, Rachel Kimmel.