MANATEE -- A formal screening of student-created films will take place on April 8 as part of the Film Rush Manatee! Form Screening and Awards Presentation.
At the Manatee Performing Arts Center on April 8 at 6 p.m., families, educators, and community members will watch student-produced short films on the big screen. The festival is in honor of Jim Harbin, a former Florida DOE consultant, who originated the idea of a statewide student media festival.
The 11th Annual Film Rush Manatee! is open to all Manatee County students grades K-12, and is sponsored by Manatee Association for Media in Education. A wide variety of categories include drama, music video, animation, and documentary; with films ranging from one-to-seven minutes long. Students who place top in their category will advance to the regional, then possibly, state competition. One of the 2015 Film Rush Manatee! winners, from Sea Breeze Elementary, went on to win the state competition. Judges for the contest this year include Bradenton Herald staff, Manatee County School Board members, administrators and community members.
For more information, contact Marie Masferrer at firstname.lastname@example.org.