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AISD Set to Host 2nd Annual Student Film and Photography Festival

AISD Set to Host 2nd Annual Student Film and Photography Festival
Posted on 05/01/2017

film Festival LogoThe students have worked hard to produce their films and photographs. Now, they get their moment to shine!

The 2nd Annual Aldine ISD Student Film and Photography Festival is set for Friday, May 5.

Event organizers invite the public to come and support the students. The festival, which starts at 5:30 p.m., will take place at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center, 1865 Aldine Bender Rd. (Houston 77032).

Several groups, including the fine arts and the instructional technology staff, worked to bring the event to fruition. The Aldine Education Foundation, local vendors and business partners are supporting the event. Due to their help, organizers raised funds to provide this year's winners with prizes.

Interest in the festival has grown since its inception last year. The festival also increased the grade levels that could take part. In 2016, only 12 films from middle and high school students competed. This year, there are more than 122 prekindergarten to high school submissions. The judges certainly have their work cut out for them!

Also new this year is the student photography exposition. Dr. Michaelann Kelley worked with visual arts educators across the District. Students in PK-12 submitted nearly 400 photos to showcase. Kelley is program director of fine arts.

The annual festival highlights student creativity, critical thinking and perseverance. Younger elementary students may have received some help from their teachers. However, the older students had to work and complete projects on their own. This meant they needed to conceive a concept and then devise a plan to make their idea a reality. This may have entailed creating a storyboard or writing for a film. Student photographers may have used interesting composition and told a story visually.

The festival showcases students' talents and their passion for film and photography. Others likely discovered newfound interests in these forms of expression.

Again, the District invites students, families, community members, and staff members to attend.

If you can't attend, the Aldine Broadcast Network will provide coverage on YouTube.