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“Student Selects” Highlights Arkansas’s Budding Filmmakers

Starting Sept. 8, reserve your Friday nights at 6:30 to see highlights from Arkansas’s emerging filmmakers in “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase.” With selections including comedies, family dramas, personal documentaries, historical films and more, these short films will touch your heart and spark your imagination.

The broadcast also includes films recognized with Thea Foundation Young Filmmaker Scholarships, Historic Arkansas Film Prizes and Central High Desegregation 60th Anniversary Film Competition honors.

Films featured Sept. 8 include:

  • “Unconditional,” by Fayetteville High School, winner of the Thea scholarship for cinematography.
  • “A Terrible Crime,” by Arkansas School for Mathematics Sciences and the Arts (Hot Springs).
  • “The Influence of Mamie Till,” by Valley View Junior High School (Jonesboro), Central High Desegregation 60th Anniversary Student Film Competition finalist.
  • “Happiness Is,” by Harrison High School.
  • “The Life of Jim Legoman,” by Lakeside Intermediate School (Hot Springs).
  • Films featured Sept. 15 include:

  • “Plan C,” by Fayetteville High School, winner of the Thea scholarship for editing.
  • “Don’t Be a Victim,” by Harrison High School.
  • “The Situation,” by Springdale High School.
  • “Jacob’s Story,” by Springdale DistrictTV.
  • “Cotham’s Mercantile,” by Lakeside High School (Hot Springs).
  • “The Lost Train,” by Lakeside Intermediate School (Hot Springs).
  • Films featured Sept. 22 include:

  • “Looking Back, Moving Forward,” by Bentonville High School, Central High Desegregation 60th Anniversary Student Film Competition finalist.
  • “A Mother’s Love,” by Lakeside High School (Hot Springs), winner of the Thea scholarship for directing.
  • “Oíche: The Night Sky,” by Conway High School.
  • “Granny Henderson,” by Harrison Junior High School.
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    Films featured Oct. 6 include:

  • “Monte Ne,” by Fayetteville High School, winner of Arkansas Historic Places Film grand prize.
  • “History of St. Joseph's Catholic Church,” by Springdale District Television, winner of Arkansas Historic Places Film first place prize.
  • “German Prisoners of War in Arkansas,” by The Delta School (Wilson), winner of Arkansas Historic Places Film second place prize.
  • Now entering its 12th year, “Student Selects” is annual event that grants future filmmakers the opportunity to submit their film and video handiwork for possible broadcast on AETN, streaming on aetn.org, and screening at the Young Filmmakers Showcase and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in October. Program information, submission guidelines, entry deadlines and application forms are available at aetn.org/studentselects.

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    ”Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase”Fridays at 6:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 8

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