Local Students Compete at La Costa Film Festival
Former Carlsbad High School CHSTV students Haylie Bantle, Kiara DeCelles, and Andrew Ferreira, as well as Valley Middle School student Tommy Kelly, competed at the La Costa Film Festival in mid-October. During their time at CHSTV, Haylie, Kiara, and Andrew worked together on a short film called Crop Swap. CHSTV teacher Doug Green explained, “The story began as a chapter in a longer film produced last year by the Student Television Network. The topic was poverty, and my program executive produced the entire film while also contributing the story on Crop Swap. They highlighted what the organization Crop Swap is doing with locally grown crops to assist in combating hunger on a local level.” Crop Swap was a finalist in the high school/college film division of the La Costa Film Festival and also won Best of Show at the 2016 San Diego County Fair. As a finalist for The Reel Pitch, middle schooler Tommy Kelly pitched a screenplay idea to a panel of professional filmmakers at the festival. To learn more visit www.lacostafilmfestival.org.