2021 Winning Videos

The Slick Rock Student Film Festival is Central California's premier film competition for middle and high school students in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare counties. It is a program of the Tulare County Office of Education with support from the Tulare & Kings Counties Suicide Prevention Task Force.

Slick Rock challenges students to meet industry standards in the technical aspects of film production. The competition is divided into two levels: middle school and high school. Each level offers a variety of film genres for participation.

The 18th Annual Slick Rock Student Film Festival awards ceremony, scheduled to be held at the Fox Theater in downtown Visalia, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, ABC30 aired an awards ceremony on May 30, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. featuring the winning videos from each category. The winning videos are posted below.

Nearly 300 videos from 35 schools throughout the Central Valley were submitted by more than 500 middle and high school students. The films designated as the Premiere Cut films, which are the ones that would have been shown throughout the day at the Fox Theater, will be available to view here after the awards program airs.

Click a PLAY button below to view the 2021 winning entry in each category.

BEST OF SHOW

Middle School Documentary

How Clovis Unified Confronts Child Hunger and Child Food Insecurity in the Pandemic
MIDDLE SCHOOL BEST OF SHOW
Isabelle Balubar
Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis
High School Blockbuster

Incursion
HIGH SCHOOL BEST OF SHOW
Noah Lillywhite, Kai Willey, Sam Zurek
El Diamante High School, Visalia

Middle School

Middle School Blockbuster

Spy War
Blockbuster
Allison Horn, Sadie Horn, Megan Johnson, Kaelyn Johnson, Ashlyn Johnson
Fairmont K-8 School, Sanger
Middle School Documentary

How Clovis Unified Confronts Child Hunger and Child Food Insecurity in the Pandemic
Documentary
Isabelle Balubar
Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis
Middle School General Advertisement

El Tarasco Mexican Cuisine Advertisement
General Advertisement
Donya Hassanshahi, Camila Espinoza
St. Paul's School, Visalia
Middle School General Public Service Announcement (PSA)

Teen Anxiety PSA
General PSA
Charlie Bath
Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis

Middle and High School

Alcohol Drug Prevention PSA

What Alcohol Does to You
Alcohol/Drug Prevention PSA
Sean Linneman
Bullard High School, Fresno
Flavored Tobacco Vaping PSA

Vacate the Vape
Flavored Tobacco/Vaping PSA
Kaydynn Ellis, Addysen Nielsen
Spring Valley Elementary School, O'Neals

High School

High School Animation

Orange Beasts in the Clouds
Animation
Mario Landeros
El Diamante High School, Visalia
High School Blockbuster

Incursion
HIGH SCHOOL BEST OF SHOW
Noah Lillywhite, Kai Willey, Sam Zurek
El Diamante High School, Visalia
High School Documentary

Edmond Wysinger
Documentary
William Youngquist, Emerson Pressley
Redwood High School, Visalia
High School General Advertisement

Stafford's Chocolates
General Advertisement
Roberto Cadena Parra, Sophi Orduno, Andrea Fernandez
Monache High School, Porterville
High School General Public Service Announcement (PSA)

Exercise/Mental Health PSA
General PSA
Hayden Livingston, Paul Havens, Solon Walker, Conner Hennard, Gianni Bellucci
Minarets High School, O'Neals
High School Music Video-Original

Mentality
Music Video - Original
Anneliese Bueno, Jakob Gil
Mt. Whitney High School, Visalia
High School Music Video - Cover

When We Lived in La La Land
Music Video - Cover
Johanna Ziegler, Dadalus Haynes
Minarets High School, O'Neals
High School News Broadcast

BNN 2021
News Broadcast
Noah Roberto, Chris Pearce, Gabe Munro, Rylee Gonzales, Blaise Gonda, Nate Long
Buchanan High School, Clovis
Sports Highlights

Sports Highlight
Sports Highlights
Alia Backlund
Redwood High School, Visalia
High School Suicide Prevention PSA

Help is Available
Suicide Prevention PSA
Jezzy Neuman
Minarets High School, O'Neals

 

To view the 2021 Premiere Cut Films, please contact Slick Rock staff at slickrock@tcoe.org.