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Batchelor Middle School B-TV Students Continue Earning Awards

Last week, Batchelor Middle School’s B-TV program, was notified that two students, Hallie Davis and Lauren Conner, were selected as third place winners in the United Nations Peace in the Street Global Film Festival (PSGFF). The festival, targeting youth-produced videos, “showcases young filmmakers from around the world sharing ideas about making peace at home. [The Festival] empowers young people everywhere in the world with access to any technology available to share their ideas, innovative approaches and individual voices with one another in their quest for a better world.” B-TV students also won 1st place in the age 9 - 13 age group in the 2014 competition. The place winners are invited to New York City for a workshop, to attend a session at the United Nations, and the award ceremony in December.

Ten B-TV students will also be travelling to Hollywood, California this month for the presentation of six B-TV films screening at the International Student Film Festival Hollywood. Films and students from throughout the United States and several other countries will be in attendance. B-TV student produced films have won in this festival every year since 2004. In addition to the screening and competition, the students have been able to meet Hollywood stars, film school professors, and film directors at this festival.