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Wentzville School District to host the 3rd annual Film Festival

The 3rd annual film festival is on April 2.  The film festival creates an opportunity for students to express their creative talents.

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The 3rd annual film festival is on April 2. The film festival creates an opportunity for students to express their creative talents.

Olivia Holler, Co editor-in-chief

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Wentzville School District is holding the 3rd annual film festival at Holt High School on April. 2. Students from all across the district will showcase their creative minds and talents by creating various types of videos from how to’s to animation.

The festival is to give students an authentic audience for writing, editing and creating films. 

“We wanted a place to promote student voice,” district technology coach Samantha Knoll said, who is one of the organizers of the event.

The purpose of the festival is to encourage students to be digital creators. It is an opportunity to “celebrate” the students “creative abilities” with film, Ms. Oliva said. They encourage all students to participate; elementary up until the high school level.

This year there are eight categories and the video has to fall into one of these categories to be included in the festival: Instructional, Informational, PSA/Commercial, Story, Music Video, News Package, Sports and Animation.

I am really hoping to see some films submitted in the animation category this year since it’s the newest category, and we tied our January STEAM Challenge to making an animated film,” Ms. Oliva said.

In addition to the districts film festival, Liberty is hosting one as well on March 15. Students will be invited to a pizza party and there will be a Go-Pro Camera give away. The students will not only get to have fun but will be provided with feedback for their videos.

“We decided to enter our film because we had already made the video for AP French 4 and we received extra credit for entering it,” senior Juli Pritchett said.

Students should participate because it gives them an opportunity to share what they are passionate about.

“If making a film and sharing your story is of interest to you, we encourage you to submit a film.  If you are not interested in making a film, then being part of the production crew, or hosting might be a way to get involved as well,” Ms. Knoll said.

If you are even considering participating in the festival, do it. It’s a way to not only a way to show off your creative skills but to be a part of the Wentzville community.

For more information about the film festival go to:  https://sites.google.com/wsdr4students.org/wentzvillefilmfestival

The deadline to submit for District’s Film Festival: March 2

Here is the link to the rules: https://sites.google.com/wsdr4students.org/wentzvillefilmfestival/rules

Here is the link for more information on the categories: https://sites.google.com/wsdr4students.org/wentzvillefilmfestival/categories

Here is the link for more information on the District Film Festival: https://sites.google.com/wsdr4students.org/wentzvillefilmfestival/home