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AETN's 'Ghosts, Blood and Zombies 3' to premiere Oct. 27
Posted 24 Oct 2017
Arkansas's young filmmakers show off their spooky sides in "Ghosts, Blood and Zombies 3: A Student Selects Halloween Special" premiering Friday, Oct. 27, at 10:30 p.m. on the Arkansas Educational Television Network.
Chosen from submissions to "Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase" – an annual event that celebrates the work of Arkansas's kindergarten through 12th grade filmmakers – "Ghosts, Blood and Zombies" features the most frightening and hair-raising films for Halloween.
Student films chosen for this special broadcast include:
- "Dear Santa" (Har-Ber High School, Springdale) – A little girl tries to tries to tempt the spirit of Christmas by staying up all night to see him. The consequences of her actions shape her life forever.
- "The Possession of Tim" (Fayetteville High School) – A documentary film team follows a man possessed by a demon after an occult-themed bachelor party.
- "Tess" (Har-Ber High School, Springdale) – A young man named Teddy – who has been captured by a religious extremist – struggles to discover the motive behind his capture and makes a plan to escape. Throughout the film, we find that all is not as it appears, and that the real motive behind the capture is a twist that is sure to leave the audience on the edge of its seat.
- "The Janitor" (Nettleton High School) – A straight-A student worried about leaving her geometry book reenters the school after hours and encounters a strange janitor.
"Ghosts, Blood and Zombies 3: A Student Selects Halloween Special" will repeat Monday, Oct. 30, at 10:30 p.m., as part of a special block of Halloween programming that includes "American Masters – Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive" at 8 p.m. and "Secrets of the Dead – Ben Franklin's Bones" at 9:30 p.m.
Now in its 12th year, "Student Selects" gives Arkansas student filmmakers the opportunity for possible broadcast on AETN, streaming on aetn.org, scholarships, prize competitions and screenings, including the Student Filmmakers Showcase and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF).
High school seniors who submit films to AETN's "Student Selects" may also compete for $10,000 in college scholarships from the Thea Foundation. Thea awards four $2,500 Young Filmmaker Scholarships to graduating seniors who enter and qualify. Categories include: screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing. This Thea scholarship competition is unique in that it is open to students who attend public, private, charter or home schools, as well as those who have completed their GED. Scholarships will be awarded to the student's institution of choice, regardless of planned major, GPA or test scores.
In partnership with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and the Arkansas Humanities Council, ninth through 12th grade students, including homeschooled students, may compete for the Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Prize, which accepts only documentaries about historic sites in the state that are at least 50 or more years old.
More information, including submission guidelines, is available at aetn.org/studentselects. All entries for 2018 must be submitted electronically or postmarked by Friday, March 16, in order to be considered for scholarships. Entry categories include, but are not limited to, documentary, narrative, animation, Claymation, stop-motion, music videos and PSAs.
The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving cultural resources.
The Thea Foundation is a nonprofit, public foundation founded in 2001 by the parents of Thea Kay Leopoulos, Linda and Paul David Leopoulos. The founders and board of directors have adopted the mission of carrying Thea's legacy forward through advocating the importance of art in the development of youth through educational and promotional activities and to encourage individual participation in art through scholarship, partnership and other programs.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. Audiences can also watch on several digital platforms, and members with AETN Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).