AUSTIN (KXAN) - Some Central Texas student filmmakers are receiving international recognition for several short films they produced.
The student film, FALLEN, produced by students at Connally High School in Pflugerville, has been accepted into the Short Film Corner at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
The nomination marks the first time a Central Texas high school has received this honor.
FALLEN isn't the only film debuting at Cannes. Two other students at Connally had their films, Facing and Life Sentence, accepted at the festival.
Students aren't the only ones being recognized. Video Tech teacher Humberto A. Perez's film, Faithful Departed, was also accepted by Cannes.
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