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Congratulations to this year’s winners

GISD Technology sponsors of the annual GISD Fire Reel Film Festival congratulate the winners of this year’s competition. We encourage everyone to watch the 2020 Fire Reel Awards Gala linked in the Video Links section on this page. This year’s winners are:

  • Best Animation - Spirits A Ghost Bar by Caleb H. McCarty of North Garland High School
  • Best Broadcast Journalism - Keeping Up With Keeley by Laura A. Cox of Keeley Elementary School
  • Best Comedy elementary - Superman Saves the Frogs! by Dylan Bozarth of Kimberlin Academy for Excellence
  • Best Comedy secondary - Super Stick Tape by Jennifer Cruz of Sachse High School
  • Best Cooking Show elementary - Kaleigh’s Kitchen - Strawberry Poke Cake by Kaleigh M. Anthony of Kimberlin Academy for Excellence
  • Best Cooking Show secondary - Cooking with Holly by Holly Hawkins of Sachse High School
  • Best Drama elementary - Gerald and the Broken Rainbow by Corey A. Thomas of Kimberlin Academy for Excellence
  • Best Drama secondary - El Bandido by Emily Tran of North Garland High School
  • Best Public Service Announcement elementary - A POT OF GOLD (Reuse Water Wisely) by Gianna J. Maranca of Kimberlin Academy for Excellence
  • Best Public Service Announcement secondary - Air Pollution by Dway Mer of North Garland High School
  • Best Weekend Challenge #1 elementary - The Great Cheese Hunt by Corey A. Thomas of Kimberlin Academy for Excellence
  • Best Weekend Challenge #1 secondary - Where’s the Party by Andrew Milward of Sachse High School
  • Best Weekend Challenge #2 - AM I Really Tardy? by Amon Ferrow of Sachse High School
  • Best Documentary - #1 Fan by McKenna B. Qualls of Lakeview Centennial High School

The Film of the Year is selected from all of the individual category winners through additional rounds of judging, and the winner is:

  • Film of the Year - El Bandido by Emily Tran of North Garland High School

The People’s Choice Award is determined by a period of online popular voting. Over 2,400 votes were cast this year, and the winner is:

  • People’s Choice Award - El Bandido by Emily Tran of North Garland High School

The Fire Reel Awards go to the GISD grade level campuses with the most nominated films in this year’s competition. This year’s winners are:

  • Fire Reel Award elementary - Kimberlin Academy for Excellence
  • Fire Reel Award secondary - Sachse High School

All of this year’s winning videos along with student entries into the People’s Choice Award can be viewed from the 2019-20 entries link in the Video Links section.

Films for next year’s Fire Reel Film Festival may be created anytime from now until the 2021 deadline. A new category, How I Spent My Time in Quarantine, encourages all GISD students to visually document how you adjusted to this worldwide challenge. We look forward to your entries!

About the Fire Reel Film Festival

The GISD Fire Reel Film Festival is an annual event which encourages GISD students to learn and practice the art of video production through a project-based district-wide competition. Video conferencing has instantly become the communications method for schools and businesses. Fire Reel Film Festival participants explore the full range of cinematic skills including audio, camera placement, lighting, set design and more which collectively are necessary to communicate in today’s world.