Oscars week comes to District 196
Film festival takes to the big screen at IMAX
by Tad Johnson
It’s Oscars week not only in Hollywood but also in School District 196.
Aspiring movie producers, directors and acting talent will get the red carpet treatment as they take to the big screen from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, during the ISD 196 Film Festival at the Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley.
For the festival, middle and high school students were able to enter in a handful of categories, such as a commercial, a music video, narrative short film and documentary.
The students entering their film for consideration of inclusion in the festival had to have a sponsoring teacher and follow entry rules.
Judges will select the top films and give them “Oscars” during the event, including for best picture, cinematography, sound, script and possibly more categories.
The judging was done by a group of local business professionals in the entertainment industry.
The Rosemount High School’s Film Lot & Digital Film Factory “Clean Shorts” series will begin screening around 10 a.m. The series is a collection of three films produced as part of the school’s winter arts season.
Festival tickets are $5 at the door.
In other district arts news, the Rosemount High School Dance Show “move/meant” will be performed in the school’s Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.
Tad Johnson is at firstname.lastname@example.org.