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18 Hour Film Project

KHSD student filmmakers put their skills to the test for the annual 18 Hour Film Project.  Each team was assigned a specific genre, character, prop, and line of dialogue to appear in their film, with a deadline of just 18 hours to write the script, complete pre-production, film, edit, and submit the final movie.  Each team was also responsible for putting together their own cast and crew and getting the equipment to make the film.

Sixty films were submitted and the red carpet was rolled out for a “Hollywood style” screening and awards ceremony held at Maya Cinemas on January 26, 2017.

Montages of the films were shared with fans, friends, and family in the packed theater and awards were given in a variety of categories.

Overall Winners:

1st Place:  Honeydew Badger Productions “Corny Love Story”

                  Ridgeview High School

2nd Place: Violet Flames “Two Twin Dolls”

                  Frontier High School

3rd Place:  Co-Creators “Pancho”

                  West High School

Genre Winners:

#1 Fool Triumphant:  Co-Creators “Pancho” from West High School

#2 Buddy Love:  Honeydew Badger Productions “Corny Love Story” from Ridgeview High School

#3 Dude With a Problem:  Ying Yang Productions “Saving Patty” from West High School

#4 Monster In the House:  Violet Flames “Two Twin Dolls” from Frontier High School

#5 Out of the Bottle:  Baby Wheel Studios “Bright Blue Curse” from Liberty High School

#6 Super Hero:  Big Rob Films “Nameless Hero” from Liberty High School

Best Screenplay:  Marcila Diaz, East Bakersfield High School

Best Actor:  Jake Rains, West High School

Best Actress:  Tori Meeks & Aeslie Meeks, Veterans Elementary

Best Director:  Emily Hester, Kern Valley High School

Best Editor:  Joel Plascencia, Frontier High School


The 18 Hour Film Project’s mission is to advance student filmmaking and recognize our talented KHSD students. Through its festival/competition, the project encourages student filmmakers to get out there and make movies!  The tight deadline of 18 hours puts the focus squarely on the students, emphasizing creativity and teamwork.