As a classroom teacher, I always enjoyed creating video projects with my students. We did audio and video podcasting and other films when they lent themselves to the curriculum. Last year I was helping Melissa Pomerantz do a documentary film with one of her classes and in our conversations we talked about ways in which to get this film out to the world. Thus began the brainstorm for a student film festival. I pitched it to my boss who liked the idea and then I took it before the rest of my team members hoping that they’d all be into it too. They were and thus the Parkway Digital Film Festival was born.
I am happy to announce that the film festival is coming to fruition beginning with our official announcement today as seen in the video I’ve posted below. I’m really excited about the possibilities of this and will probably be writing a lot about it between now and April. I put the video of Susan (a colleague) together and have it hosted on Parkway Digital (our district YouTube that we built to share video).