IB Film

Students earn National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Student Production Awards

Congratulating the following students for winning a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Student Production Award (N.A.T.A.S.) for their animation film short, “Under the Winter Sun”. Co-Directors: Tom Bolles & Ethan Spitalney DP [Cinematography] and Story Concept: Tom Bolles Original Score: Ethan Spitalney Producer: Grace Barnes Set Design: Anna Nowalk On Sunday, April 28th, […]

Student’s Films Receive Accolades at Arlington Student Film Festival (ASFF)

The following students received many Gold, Silver, and Awards of Distinction for their incredible films. Washington-Lee IB Film Class] Adieu finalement Richard Kouar, Margaret Coffey, Eric Dunham, Hannah Torma Gold Medal: ExperimentalSilver Medal: Original Score or Sound DesignSilver Medal: Visual Effects Washington-Lee [IB Film Class] Amour Timide Rebekah Phomsopha, Cate Hogan, Ainsley St.Clair, Emily Kile, […]

2nd Annual Arlington Student Screenwriters Contest Award Winners

2nd Annual Arlington Student Screenwriters Contest, hosted at HB Woodlawn, allowed five IB Film students to share their scripts. Two individuals a were award the following additional accolades: BEST Comedy: Thomas Bolles for “Lose Yourself to Dance” BEST Overall: Elearnor Holtzapple for “Mirrors” Lastly, applause for the additional screen writers who had the honor to […]

IB Film Students Partner with Local University Students to Create Film

IB Film students recently took part in an incredible opportunity to work on a professional film production managed by George Mason University (G.M.U.) and American University Film school students, under the Direction of GMU Senior, Logan Brown. Brown’s senior thesis film is a wonderful film-short she wrote related to real-life bullying experiences faced by a […]

IB Film Students Document Class of 1967’s 50th Reunion

W-L Class of 1967’s 50th Reunion is documented by IB Film students to create a unique memory. The short documentary is the brainchild of Mr. Glen Neumann (drummer of the band, “The Canterbury Tales”) looking for someone to record their reunion. IB Film students showcased their talents while also doing a selfless service for their […]

IB Film takes Gold Medals at Arlington Student Short Film Festival

IB Film Students took two Gold Medals at the recent Arlington Student Short Film Festival this past weekend. Best Documentary- “We Serve Too” Directed by Carolyn Bradley 2.  Best Audience Choice- CGI Stop-motion Animation, “See the World” Directed by Katherine Smith. Ms. Smith was awarded as the best film viewed by all the filmmakers and judges at […]

IB Film Class Cultivates Creative Learning

When you walk towards the film classroom at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington Virginia, USA, you are met with a visual feast of energetic and colorful walls of graffiti. Diploma Programme (DP) film students embrace this space where they’re engaged and inspiration can flourish. We invited film teacher Rosa Reyes and artist Mas Paz to […]