As a student in Chad Terrell's Gifted and Talented Seminar at Conway High School, she had the chance to go to the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival's Emerging Filmmakers Program last fall.
Taft won fourth place in the Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Prize and she will accept a trophy and $100 cash prize at a prize ceremony on May 22nd. In addition, she will receive the red carpet treatment and her film will be screened at the Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock.
"It was a really good experience for me as I'm going to college to study Cinema." says Taft. "It was a chance to do something more professional rather than for the family. I'm excited and it's always cool when someone gets to see your work."
Taft's film, which is about the historic value of a local dairy farm, has also been entered into consideration for this year's Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and will air on AETN's Students Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase program in the fall.