On May 29th DATA students screened many of the more experimental, avant garde, and just plain odd projects created throughout the year at the Second Annual DATA Digital Storytelling Short Film Festival. DS Fest has become an unofficial end of the year celebration, bringing all four grade levels together to watch films while reflecting on the past, thinking about the future, and enjoying each others' company for one last time before graduation.
The festival was broken into three segments: short films, web series, and international films submitted via filmfreeway.com. DATA students Donielle Gerrell and Juvan Hackett culled through 756 Film Freeway submissions to find the top contenders from around the world.
At the end of the night, students voted for their top three picks:
First Place: Conversations with Alfonso (original web series)
Created by Donielle Gerrell and Alfonso Hernandez
Second Place: Goodbye Class of 2015 (music montage)
Created by Damian Jimenez
Third Place: Mask II (original short film)
Created by Monico Castaneda, Adrian Fernandez, and Cruz Moreno
All short films can be found on the DS Fest Vimeo Channel.