The Sequim Education Foundation’s sixth annual Student Film Festival will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the Sequim High School Performing Arts Building, 533 N. Sequim Ave.
Before films are shown, A Catered Affair will serve dinner in the Sequim High School cafeteria from 5-6:30 p.m. The meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, Caesar salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert.
Tickets for the film festival alone cost $5 at the door the night of the event. Tickets for dinner and the festival are $15 for adults and $10 for students, and children younger than 3 eat for free. Tickets are available at Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St.
The festival’s poster, designed by Sequim High School senior Sage Brown, has been made into T-shirts, available for $12. A signed and framed poster will be auctioned the night of the competition, as well as an opportunity to ride along with Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict.
A handmade quilt by Caity Karapostoles will be raffled. A combo dinner and festival ticket entitles the bearer to one chance at a raffle prize. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center the night of the event for $1 each, or six tickets for $5. The drawing will take place during the evening. All proceeds benefit Sequim School District students.
A panel of judges will decide first-, second- and third-place film winners. Winning film teams will earn scholarships and cash prizes.
First place receives $3,000 in scholarships and $300 in cash to be divided equally among winning video production team members; however, no one team member receives more than a $1,000 scholarship and $100 in cash.
Second place receives $2,250 in scholarships and $150 in cash to be divided equally among winning video production team members; however, no one team member receives more than a $750 scholarship and $50 in cash.
Third place receives $1,500 in scholarships and $60 in cash to be divided equally among winning video production team members; however, no one team member receives more than a $500 scholarship and $20 in cash.
Other awards include the “Elkie” Award, which is determined by the audience. The film team that wins the “Elkie” award will receive a trophy for its school.
An environmental award worth $250, sponsored by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, with no more than $50 going to a single team member, also is available.
All high school participants will be entered in a drawing for a laptop computer. All middle school participants will be entered in a drawing for a video flip camera.
For more information about the film festival, visit www.sequimed.org.