In the eight years since the Lawrence High School film program founded the Focus Film Festival, it's grown into the premiere competition for student-filmmakers in northeast Kansas. Lawrence High School film teacher Jeff Kuhr (KOOR) says enthusiastic support from the area arts community has helped the event thrive:
This year's winning films will be screened at an awards ceremony, scheduled for Sunday at Liberty Hall in Lawrence. The event gets underway at 1 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, visit libertyhall.net or the Lawrence Journal-World community calendar.
LHS Film Festival Project Gives Teens a Platform for Storytelling
The Focus Film Festival is an annual moviemaking competition organized, produced, and run by the film students at Lawrence High School. The event has become a way for young filmmakers from all around northeast Kansas to speak to the community at large about what's important in modern teenage life. Lawrence High film teacher Jeff Kuhr (KOOR) says the festival gives students more than just the chance to experiment with film:
The Focus Film Festival awards ceremony will take place on Sunday at Liberty Hall in Lawrence. All winning films will be screened at the event; for more information, visit libertyhall.net or the Lawrence Journal-World community calendar.