On May 29th, DATA Digital Storytelling juniors and seniors showcased short films at the first DATA Digital Storytelling Short Film Festival.
The students' final project for the year was to create short films, from pitch and storyboard to post production and marketing. DS Fest aimed to provide an outlet for students to premiere their work, which in some cases had taken five or six months to complete. More importantly, this was an opportunity for DATA students to come together as a group and enjoy each other's company one last time before senior graduation.
We really didn't know how many people would attend the weeknight event, but nearly 100 students, parents, and staff crowded into the Digital Storytelling classroom to spend over two hours watching student work. Short films spanned the spectrum, from horror and comedy to romance and documentary.
Check out several of the DS Fest short films: