For its seventh consecutive year, Camden Hills Regional High School will present a festival of student films Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m. in the Strom Auditorium of the school, Route 90. Admission is free.

The evening will feature the work of Visual & Media Technology instructor Chris Walker-Spencer’s film students. More than a dozen films will be screened including documentaries, music videos, short theatrical pieces and television broadcast “intros.” A panel of judges, including former film students Julia Gowesky and Seth Brown, will present awards for best film in each of the four categories.

Filmmaking is a popular elective at Camden Hills with three options for students: Introduction to Digital Filmmaking; Advanced Digital Filmmaking; and Broadcast Television Studio. This year, 70 students have enrolled.

This year is the 10th that retired filmmaker Jack Churchill has volunteered his time at Camden Hills with the film classes. He has given countless hours to the program, including mentoring program graduates as they pursue careers in film.

“Jack has been an unbelievable volunteer, mentor and friend,” said Walker-Spencer. “He deserves so much credit, and thanks, for the hundreds of learners he’s inspired over the years.”

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or