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College Station High School short film selected for three film festivals

"Panning for Gold" is a short film created by CSHS's Audio Video Production program
Credit: College Station ISD

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — "Panning for Gold," a short film from College Station High School's own Audio Video Production program, will appear at three film festivals this year. 

The short film, which was inspired by a skit that was performed in last year's Improv Theatre Class, will be at the Austin Film Festival's Young Filmmaker Competition, The Lone Star Film Festival and The Lift-Off Sessions First-Time filmmaker Showcase.

Films are screened in front of a live audience that often includes professional filmmakers and celebrtities.The film will be competing for the Best Student Film award at each event.

"Panning for Gold" was producer over several weeks by a student-only crew. Benjamin Roberts wrote and recorded the film's original score. Rand Boivie is a screenwriter and actor foe the movie, Jonah Elabd is the assistant director and Brock O'Neal is the lighting technician.

The Austin Film Festival is set to be held Oct. 23 and the Lone Star Film Festival is on November 11.