“Be Reel” Video Contest

Street Smarts is excited to announce the 14th Annual Street Smarts “Be Reel!” Video Contest!

This year’s theme is “Let’s Ride!”

Please visit

2018 – 19 Video Contest Rules and Guidelines 

for more details, rules and guidelines.

Watch all of this year’s Video Finalists Below or on Youtube 2018 Video Contest Finalist

Over 220 parents, students, school staff members, and elected officials came to view the creative work of 65 aspiring filmmakers from San Ramon Valley middle schools at the Street Smarts “Be Reel!” Video Contest Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Danville Village Theatre.

The “Be Reel” Video Contest encourages middle school students to work in teams of up to four students to create 60-second public service announcement videos on a traffic safety theme. This year’s theme was “Gear Up for Safety!” Street Smarts received 67 video submissions from 206 students, which is more than double the amount of student involvement this year. Of the 67 videos submitted, 21 entries were chosen as finalists, which were presented to the audience.

BEST OVERALL WINNER
“Intergalactic Injury”    Watch Now
Produced and Directed by: Carson Foster, Max Begun, Will Candy from Charlotte Wood Middle School

BEST ACTING / VOICEOVER CATEGORY

1st Place Category Winner:
One Choice”
 Watch Now
Produced and Directed by:
Vivienne Whyte
Olivia Thorne
Tatum  Roberts
Katherine Busselen
from Charlotte Wood MS

“Safety Over Music” Watch Now
Produced and Directed by:
Maya Kumar
Anthony Yu
Siya Iyer
Ananda Mayuri
from Windemere Ranch MS

“Let’s Get Geared Up”  Watch Now 
Produced and Directed by:
Camille Perrin
Cassidy Dickson
Kate Hagopian
from Charlotte Wood MS

“Street Smarts Master” Watch Now
Produced and Directed by:
Varun  Pininty
Sushil Gopinath
Rasheed Awan
Ammar Wahab
from Iron Horse MS

BEST USE OF MUSIC CATEGORY

1st Place Category Winner:
“Street Smarts Dudes”   Watch Now
Produced and Directed by:
Emma Zweidinger
Trinity  Wells
Rhandy Weston
Gaby Jimenez
from Iron Horse MS

“Super Safety Sam”  Watch Now 
Produced and Directed by:
Sam Lowe
Nick Putnam
Michael Reeve
Isaiah Lee
from Charlotte Wood MS

“The Helmet Cure” Watch Now
Produced and Directed by:
Edwin Firmeza
Quincy Fernandez
Rohan Pinnani
Dhemath Reddy from Windermere MS

“The Helmet is Free, Because Safety is Key” Watch Now
Produced and Directed by:
Ryan Smalley
Dominic Fernandes
Gabe McNulty
Andres Ramos – Ochs
from Charlotte Wood MS

BEST USE OF SPECIAL EFFECTS / ANIMATION

1st Place Category Winner:
“Always Wear a Helmet” Watch Now
Produced and Directed by:
Raymond Wang
from Pine Valley MS

“Intergalactic Injury   Watch Now         
Produced and Directed by:
Carson Foster
Max Begun
Will Candy
from Charlotte Wood MS

“Channel 4 News Brings            
You Helmet Safety”   Watch Now
Produced and Directed by:
Carter Hickerson
Luke Torchiana
Charlie Lianides
from Charlotte Wood MS

“Why Do You Gear Up for Safety?”  Watch Now            
Produced and Directed by:
AJ McKenney
Adam Wright
Deon Tu
Evan Anderson
from Charlotte Wood MS

BEST EDITING

1st Place Category Winner:  “Helmet Dork” Watch Now       
Produced and Directed by:
Emily Tao
Destiny Pinto
from Windemere Ranch MS

“Lightening Safe”  Watch Now               
Produced and Directed by:
Keshav Srinivasan
Ayush Tripathi
Akshay Yeleswarapu
Isaac Wang
from Windemere Ranch MS

“Keep Calm and Put your Helmet on!”
Watch Now
Produced and Directed by:
Mckenna Kelly
Julia Urban
from Charlotte Wood MS

“Helmet Trouble”  Watch Now               
Produced and Directed by:
Sofia Zandona
Caroline Dicks
from Charlotte Wood MS

BEST PLOT/STORYLINE

1st Place Category Winner: 
“Extreme Tricks TV” Watch Now    
Produced and Directed by:
Holden Ivashin
Aidan Linchey
from Charlotte Wood MS

“Helmets Can Save Your Life” Watch Now
Produced and Directed by:
Brenna Finder
Gavin Marks
John Rutherford
Nick Heyman
from Stone Valley MS

“The Lump of Tissue”  Watch Now        
Produced and Directed by:
Samina Farheen
Erin Wong
from Windermere Ranch MS

“Bibbity Bobbity Bike”  Watch Now
Produced and Directed by:
Angela Zhang
Saylor  Ieronimo
Saachi  Sharma
from Iron Horse MS

“5 Ways to Gear Up for Safety”  Watch Now
Produced and Directed by:
Keertana Sreekumar
Shivali Pathak
from Pine Valley MS

Watch our past year winners at the Street Smarts Youtube Channel!   Watch Now! About the contest:

The Annual Street Smarts “Be Reel!” Video Contest encourages middle school students from throughout the San Ramon Valley to create 60-second public service announcement (PSA) videos about traffic safety.

Each fall a traffic safety theme is announced, and students create a traffic safety video for the corresponding theme. Up to 4 middle school students can work on a video.