Apple 21 Covers Red Carpet Reception of Fairfax Filmmakers

Apple 21 Covers Red Carpet Reception of Fairfax Filmmakers

Fairfax County Public Schools Television featured the American History Film Project Exhibition in June 2017 covering national film premieres of local history student films just in time for Fairfax County’s 275th Birthday. Students from Annandale, Burke, Great Falls, and Springfield were among those from other states. Example of Project Based Learning.


Film Footage provided by Stephen Cooper Wright and Gustavo Decker
Martha Barnes, Founder
Publicity by Kimberli Costabile, Amplify Communications

Daily Herald Chicago, IL: Reel Life: Cary Student

Mary Hilbrink, a Cary seventh grader at Trinity Oaks Christian Academy, is one of four students around the country to be chosen to show short films about their hometowns at the American History Film Project’s exhibition this weekend.

Her movie, a report on Cary and the Curtis Candy Company headquarters there, will be presented on Saturday, June 6, in Annandale, Virginia. Hilbrink, the daughter of Mark and Marcy Hilbrink of Cary, will Skype an intro to her short. Read more:

Daily Herald Chicago, IL: Reel life: Cary student’s hometown film going to exhibition

Annandale Blog, VA: Public invited to student film fest

History­related films featuring the work of students from Annandale High School and two schools in the Midwest will be screened for the public Saturday, June 6, 4 p.m., at Annandale High School. The film fest was organized by the American History Film Project, a grassroots initiative founded by Martha Barnes, a student information assistant at Columbia Elementary School in Annandale. Read more:

Annandale Blog, VA: Public invited to student film fest at Annandale HS Saturday