Campus moviemaking: Alki Elementary presents Kindergarten Film Festival; Explorer West Middle School hosts

February 12, 2014 at 6:33 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS culture/arts | 3 Comments

Students at two local schools have been immersed in filmmaking recently:

ALKI ELEMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: Thanks to teacher Terry Kegel for sharing the trailer for Alki Elementary School‘s 5th annual Kindergarten Film Festival tomorrow night. Terry says the films are “original stories written by Kindergarteners and edited by 5th graders” and “will premiere at the Admiral Theater on Thursday, February 13th. Doors open at 6:15 pm; movie starts at 6:30 pm. Priority seating for Alki Kindergarten families, but the greater community is invited to help celebrate and inspire the next generation of storytellers.” (Historic Admiral Theater is at 2343 California SW.)

A few miles south at at Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor):

‘CLASS DISMISSED’ FILMED AT EXPLORER WEST: We visited the campus Tuesday afternoon during the second and final day of camera work for a short, silent film titled “Class Dismissed.” As explained on the EWMS website, filmmaker/musician Sammy Applegate is making it to go with music she composed, all toward a master’s degree in film scoring via the Seattle Film Institute.

It’s also expected to be submitted to film festivals. The plot is summarized on the EWMS site as “a short love story about a young boy mustering the courage to ask his dream girl out to the school dance.”


  1. I would love to go. Not being an Alki Elem family, does anything think there will be any seating? Would hate to take my little kids and be turned away.


    Comment by BMC — 11:11 am February 13, 2014 #

  2. Our flyer from the class says there is seating for 375 people!

    Comment by Commenter — 12:51 pm February 13, 2014 #

  3. The “film” festival was a really cool event. My kinder was so proud!!!

    Comment by ttt — 10:26 pm February 13, 2014 #

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