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Student filmmakers shine during Aurora film festival

The Aurora Public Schools District (APS) recently recognized some of its budding filmmakers as part of its Aurora Borealis Film Festival.

This was the second year for the popular event, which showcased the efforts of both middle and high school scholars form across the APS district. They had crafted their own public service announcements, short films, commercials, and videos using skills that, according to the district, will help them thrive in the 21st-Century world. These can also be applied in the young people’s current lives, making it easier for them to be able to get better grades in Aurora.

The filmmakers utilized their creative talents and also had an opportunity to build on their collaborative, self-direction, critical thinking, and information literacy skills. Their projects were screened in an actual theater, which allowed them to experience a brief taste of being in the film and entertainment industry.

Those who came to the function were invited to wear formal attire, and it was planned as a movie premiere. Guests were admitted free of charge, and the Sie Film Center served as the venue for the evening. This theater has screen many films and had several well-known performers visit it over the time it has been in operation.

To help promote the function to the community, a trailer was prepared that outlined the students’ efforts and why the APS district feels they are so important. Students submitted entries voluntarily, and the district noted that they were all of a very high quality.

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