As one of the sponsors of the inaugural Brazosport Arts & Media Festival, Woodshore is proud to announce that Dennis Bonnen, Texas’ Speaker of the House, will hand student contest winners their awards at the finals from 6 pm -10 pm on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at the beautiful Clarion Performance Center in Clute, Texas. This is an extraordinary opportunity for Speaker Bonnen to see first-hand the amazing skill of students in this field, and to emphasize the value of supporting digital media in Texas schools and beyond. Other special guests will include award-winning film producer Shawn Welling and his film-star dog Ranger, as well as professors and experts from across the United States that will lead a series of workshops during the day.

 The BAM! Festival is a short-film and animation festival limited to high school and college students. For most students, this is the first time their film or animated short is projected on a big screen in a theater. Organizer Chris Duncan says the attendees will be entertained all day, but “the top priority of the BAM! Festival is to provide the forum and the audience for students, so they can be recognized for their hard work in digital media.” 

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BAM! Festival

The BAM Festival is a three-day event with animation screenings and learning workshops! You can meet other local like-minded students and take hands-on animation workshops from industry leaders! Are you a high school or college student who wants to showcase your animation project? Newsflash: Texas students can submit entries through the end of July.

This first annual festival will be held on the last weekend in September at the Brazosport Center for Arts and Sciences.   BAM! will host a competition for High School and University students from Texas and around the world in the following categories:  Short Film Narrative; Short Film Documentary, Animation 2D and 3D.  More information to follow.