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VMHS student film project advances to state finals of UIL Young Filmmakers competition

Mission, Texas- In a first for the district and Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS), a student film project is advancing the state finals in the UIL Young Filmmakers competition. The VMHS Harlequins film team entry, “Francis,” is one of six advancing in Division 2 of the digital animation category. The powerful story has also garnered the project a nomination for the Nobelity Social Impact Award, for which it is also a finalist.

The film was written and animated by Fabian Gutierrez. Original music is by Samuel Gonzales and Fabian Gutierrez.

You can view the short film online at, https://youtu.be/8wqcDyRAKck.

Screenings of the student film finalists will be done at the UIL Young Filmmakers Festival to be held in Austin, Texas on February 28. Screenings start at 3:30 p.m. with the awards from the festival to be given after the screenings that evening. The festival will be held at the Historic Paramount Theater.

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