Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Aurora Borealis Student Film Festival - Aurora Public Schools

Film/video is a passion for students of all ages. Through film production, students gain access to a wide variety of 21st century skills that prepare them for their futures. Along with those skills, students are able to explore their interests while voicing their opinions and views about the world in which they live. Student film is an opportunity for everyone to hear about the ways in which students interpret the world and solutions they possess to some of the world's problems.  It can also be a great way to understand their thinking and allow us to tap into the things that drive their desires and dreams so that we can hopefully support their efforts and achievements.

On May 11, 2016 Aurora Public Schools will host its first annual student film festival the "Aurora Borealis". The film festival will provide an opportunity for APS students to showcase their film production talents. The festival is open to all students in APS who have a desire to write, capture, produce, and edit their own short films, videos, or commercials.

The festival will be an Academy Awards of sorts to recognize and highlight the work of students within the district this year. Anyone is welcome to attend the event and view the student work while engaging in the socializing that will be present at the event.  Light refreshments will be served along with opportunities to connect with various students, parents, teachers, district personnel, and community partners. 

View the official 2016 film festival teaser video below.  

If you are a student interested in submitting your work to the festival contest, visit bit.ly/apsfilm2016 for more information, requirements/restrictions, and the process to get your products entered.  The deadline for all submissions is Friday April 29, 2016 at 11:59pm MDT. No submissions will be accepted past this date.  

The Aurora Borealis Film Festival will be held at the Aurora Public Schools Professional Learning and Conference Center (PLCC) which is located at 15751 E. 1st Ave. Aurora, CO. 80011.  If you have questions or would like information that is not contained in the link above or on this post, send an email to apsfilmfestival@gmail.com.  We hope to see you at the festival!  

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