Indie Memphis Film Festival welcomes two Houston High students' submissions this weekend

Grease, High School Musical, Mean Girls, there are multitudes of movies that center on the high school experience, however, very few of these films are created by those at their center: actual high schoolers. Recently though, a Memphis organization has aimed to challenge this typicality and two of our very own Houston High students rose to the occasion.

Katharine Nowak and Halima Morafa will each have a film of their own creation screened at the Indie Memphis Youth Film Fest.

The Indie Memphis Youth Film Fest is an event hosted by the Orpheum Halloran Centre that aims to teach, inspire, and celebrate young filmmakers from all over Memphis. There are a variety of workshops planned to be led by industry professionals, two catered meals, and several student film screenings throughout the day, this September 9th, and admission/food is completely free to students.

Senior Halima Morafa co-directed the short film Silent and will be featured in the Narrative Film Showcase at 4:00 with 12 other short films from around the country.

Katharine Nowak has created an animated film, Who We Are, that will be screened in the Youth Competition Showcase at 6:30. Her work will be compared against 25 other short films from Memphis youth ranging in grade from 7-12. There it will be judged by a panel of film experts and compete for a variety of awards including a grand prize of $500 cash with a VIA production services package, valued at $4000.

To see a sample of Nowak's work, you can view her project from last year's PTA Reflections contest here.


We encourage our GMSD family to come out and support them, and we so look forward to the stories these young ladies will continue to tell in the future. 
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