TUSD Presents Elementary and Secondary Virtual Film Festivals
- May 5, 2020
- Posted by: Cuselleration
- Category: News
The Tustin Unified School District is presenting the 2020 Elementary and Secondary Virtual Film Festivals on Friday, May 15.
In lieu of TUSD’s yearly festival scheduled in May, the District is hosting a digital festival to recognize the hard work and creativity of students, teachers and staff. There will be two separate Virtual Film Festivals on May 15 – one for elementary (TK through fifth-grade students) and another for secondary (sixth through 12th-grade students).
“This is an opportunity for all TUSD students to use their creativity and filmmaking talents,” said festival co-coordinator Monica Wyman. “The film festival is an optional activity for students who are interested in working on a fun project at home showcasing their digital storytelling skills.”
Students will use their own devices (computer, iPad, laptop or phone) while practicing social distancing.
The TK-5 Film Festival categories include Best Acting, Best Animation, Best Comedy, Best Editing, Best Script, Most Creative Storyline, Most Creative Use of Props, Most Inspirational and others. All film submissions cannot exceed three minutes in length. Students who wish to participate in the TK-5 Film Festival can apply at Film Festival Submission Form Link. For viewing information, go to Film Festival Showcase Information and Links.
The categories for the Secondary Film Challenge (narrative or documentary genre) are Best Actor and Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Editing, Best Narrative Film and Best Film from each school site. Each film can be three to five minutes long. Students who would like to enter the Secondary Film Challenge can go to Secondary Film Challenge Submission link.
The deadline for both festivals is midnight on Tuesday, May 5. Information has already been sent to TUSD students.
All film festival winners will be selected by a panel of judges and their work showcased online on May 15.
“We hope the Tustin community will enjoy the showcase virtually with us on May 15 and see amazing work from our talented students,” said festival co-coordinator Jonny Parker.
For more details about the TK-5 festival, email teacher on special assignment (TOSA) Courtney Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Connect Coach Monica Wyman at email@example.com, and the 6-12 festival, contact TOSA Jonny Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or Connect Coach Gia Meade at email@example.com.
For more information, call the TUSD Communications Office at (714) 730-7339.
TUSD Film Challenge poster created by Ashley Martinez, a freshman at Tustin High School.