Winning Films

Thank you to all of the students and adult sponsors for participating in the GEG Chicagoland Student Film Festival! This film competition is a chance for K-12 students get empowered and flex their creative muscles. The goals of the fest are: Building student voice, Creating authentic audience, Empowering student agency

2018-2019 Winning Films

Students were challenged to dream up and create a 2-minute film responding to the following question: "Make a Change!"

Below are the winning entries for 2019.

JOURNALISM PRIZE

"A Change In The World"

Filmmakers: Howie Porath, Kaylee Miller, Stephanie Canty

Pioneer Path School

POWERFUL STORYTELLING PRIZE

"The Stomp Down"

Filmmakers: Riah Trevino, Jeremy Davis, Lupe Soto

Oswego High School

ACTIVATING LOCAL CHANGE PRIZE

"Body Image and Bullying"

Filmmakers: Ana Gutierrez, Mansi Lakshmi, Rebecca Kucher, Jackie Freeman

Metea Valley High School

ACTIVATING GLOBAL CHANGE PRIZE

"Our World"

Filmmakers: Connor Kozlik, Ariel Schultz, Charitha Jyoti

Hill Middle School

ELEMENTARY GRAND PRIZE

"Stop Animal Abuse"

Filmmakers: Rebecca Gilbert, Carly Novack, Isabelle Mckee

Roosevelt Elementary School

MIDDLE SCHOOL GRAND PRIZE

"Helping the Homeless"

Filmmakers: Simone Criz, Sabrina Sale, Izzy Siegel

Caruso Middle School

HIGH SCHOOL GRAND PRIZE

"Don’t Change Us, So We can Change the World"

Filmmakers: Cyndee Dotson

Marist High School

2017-2018 Winning Films

Students were challenged to dream up and create a 3-minute film responding to the following question: "In another's shoes"

Below are the winning entries for 2018.

BEST BIOGRAPHY FILM

"Life in My Shoes"

Filmmaker: Mitch Metivier

Normal Community High School

BEST CONNECTION TO THEME

"Envy"

Filmmakers: Anthony Wang, Grace Lee, Heewon Ahn and Minjun Choi

KIS (Korea International School)

A DAY IN THE LIFE

"In Sarah's Shoes"

Filmmaker: Jake Weinstein and Giancarlo Guccione

GEMS World Academy- Chicago

MOST INSPIRATIONAL

"In Another's Skates"

Filmmakers: Samantha Smith and Shayna Goldberg

Caruso Middle School

BEST EARLY ELEMENTARY GRAND PRIZE

"A Day in Pete's Shoes"

Filmmakers: Weston Mui, Payton Kozlowski, Seneca Mohr and Kiran Patel

North Barrington Elementary School

LATE ELEMENTARY GRAND PRIZE

"A Toast To Friendship"

Filmmakers: Josie Kim, Angelina Sylvestri and William Wegner

Lincoln Elementary

MIDDLE SCHOOL GRAND PRIZE

"One Friend"

Filmmakers: Ilana Epshetsky, Leo Furr, Payton Gavaldon, Will Hale and Zavier Ramirez

Augustus H. Burley School

HIGH SCHOOL GRAND PRIZE

"Fifteen"

Filmmakers: Riah Trevino, Charlote Conkrite, Victoria Trevino, Lupe Soto, Julia Andersen, Londen Batts and Audrey Mikelson

Oswego High School

2016-2017 Winning Films

Students were challenged to dream up and create a 3-minute film responding to the following question: What’s Your Superpower? Tell us how you can change the world for the better.

Below are the winning entries for 2017.

ELEMENTARY GRAND PRIZE

"Anyone Can Make Anything"

Filmmakers: Mandarin W. and Halsey D., Grade 5

The Skokie School

MIDDLE SCHOOL GRAND PRIZE

"The Adventures of Eco-Dude"

Filmmakers: Thomas C., Hector B., Dipesh L., & Olaf C., Grade 8

Algonquin Middle School

HIGH SCHOOL GRAND PRIZE

"The Apple Tree: A Short Film"

Filmmakers: Zach G., Charlie R., Jackson B., & Natalie B., Grade 12

Homestead High School

BEST ADVICE

"Just Say Hi"

Filmmaker: John F., Grade 7

Caruso Middle School

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

"The Power of Filmmaking"

Filmmaker: Alex L, Grade 8

STEM Magnet Academy

MOST INSPIRATIONAL

"BeYOUtiful"

Filmmakers: Ava S. and Bella L., Grade 8

Caruso Middle School

Visit this site in the fall of 2019 for information on the 2020 GEG Film Festival!

Questions? Email gegfilmfest@gmail.com.

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