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STATEWIDE – Virginia High School League Film Festival Official Selection Announcement


Festival to be held at Virginia Commonwealth University


                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:     Lisa Giles, lgiles@vhsl.org


CHARLOTTESVILLE—High school filmmakers across the Commonwealth submitted 93 films from 42 schools to the 2nd Annual VHSL Film Festival (state championship), and 32 have been designated Official Selections and will be honored with a screening at the festival, which will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University, June 3-4.


The Official Selections are as follows:



A Craving, Jefferson Forest High School, Forest

Devine, Clover Hill High School, Midlothian

Ignorance is Bliss, Stone Bridge High School, Ashburn

Monophobia, South County High School, Lorton

Snafu, Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach

Sunland, South Lakes High School, Reston

Tragically Crazy, Grafton High School, Yorktown

Vertical, Fort Defiance High School, Fort Defiance



Not Good Enough, Maggie Walker Governor’s School, Richmond

Papa Fred, South Lakes High School, Reston

Pocket Change, Annandale High School, Annandale

Ram Pride, James W. Robinson Secondary, Fairfax

The Mystery of Adam’s Cave, Radford High School, Radford

The Red Thread, Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach

Stick with It, George C. Marshall High School, Falls Church

What Makes You Tic?, Grafton High School, Yorktown



Alone, Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach

Cope, Chancellor High School, Fredericksburg

Cycle, Fluvanna County High School, Palmyra

Disillusionesque, George Wythe High School, Wytheville

Pressure, Clover Hill High School, Midlothian

Static, Woodgrove High School, Purcellville

Transcendence, Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg

Untouchable, James W. Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax



Be the Change, Granby High School, Norfolk

Be the Difference, South Lakes High School, Reston

Freeze Frame, Hopewell High School, Hopewell

Listen Carefully, Kettle Run High School, Nokesville

McDonald’s, Annandale High School, Annandale

Safe Driving:  It’s Simple, Chancellor High School, Fredericksburg

Stop Disorder Blindness, Salem High School, Virginia Beach

The Best a Man Can Get, Woodgrove High School, Purcellville



The following animations are up for consideration, with an Official Selection follow-up announcement expected May 20:


Bye, Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach

The Magic Motley, Clover Hill High School, Midlothian

The Master’s Flying Machine, William Byrd High School, Vinton

UNI, Churchland High School, Portsmouth

Writer’s Block, Kettle Run High School, Nokesville



In addition to screenings, the festival will include guest speakers, a filmmaker Q&A, a mixer, a photographed red carpet, and an awards ceremony.


The festival is open to the general public, and tickets may be purchased at:



For more information on the festival, including sponsorship or serving as a volunteer, please contact Lisa Giles, VHSL Director of Activities and Student Services at lgiles@vhsl.org or 434.977.8475.


For information on exhibiting or placing an ad in the festival program, please contact Sharon Condoulis, programs assistant, at scondoulis@vhsl.org or 434.977.8475.


About VHSL:  An alliance of Virginia’s public high schools, the 315 member schools of the VHSL serve the Commonwealth’s youth by establishing and maintaining standards for student activities and competitions that promote education, leadership, sportsmanship, character and citizenship.  Nearly 200,000 students participate in 28 different sports and 11 academic activities, culminating in over 155 state championships each year.


Founded in 1913, the VHSL is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.