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Fire Reel Film Festival

Fire Reel Festival


Congratulations to Our 2021 Winners

Film of the Year: Only Friend by Stefon D Chatman

Animation: The Committee of Mask_Wearing People by Jocelyn B. Truong

Comedy: Bro Pizza by David Samuel Moreno


  • Elementary: Arsema - Arsema Lemma
  • Secondary: COVID-19: The Real Opposition by Ethan T Druck


  • Elementary: Gerald and the Frozen Race by Corey A. Thomas
  • Secondary: Only Friend by Stefon D Chatman

How I Spent My Time in Quarantine: What I did In Quarantine by Carrington Mackenzie Haynes

Public Service Announcement:

  • Elementary: Be Like Nelson Mandela by Erik Linden Steele
  • Secondary: The Myth of the Tortured Artist by Valerie G Shockley

The Weekend Challenge

  • Elementary: The Soup-O-Matic by Corey A Thomas
  • Secondary: Blanket Blues by Ivy K Nguyen and Ashika I. Khan

Video Announcements:

  • Elementary: Armstrong Morning Announcements
  • Secondary: Mustang Report Christmas Episode - Sachse High School

People’s Choice Award: Be Like Coretta Scott King by Grace N Andrea

Fire Reel Award:

  • Elementary: Kimberlin Academy for Excellence
  • Secondary: North Garland High School


About the Fire Reel Film Festival

The annual GISD Fire Reel Film Festival encourages GISD students to experiment and learn the art and science of video production. Fire Reel Film Festival participants experience a full range of video, audio, lighting and set design skills necessary for effective video communication. The Fire Reel Film Festival is produced and promoted by the GISD Technology department.