This year’s theme was “Stay Alert and Don’t Get Hurt!”
More information about next year’s “Be Reel!” Video Contest will be posted in early 2021.
Over 220 parents, students, school staff members, and elected officials came to view the creative work of 45 aspiring filmmakers from San Ramon Valley middle schools at the Street Smarts “Be Reel!” Video Contest Awards Ceremony on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Danville Village Theatre and Art Gallery.
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 “Let’s Ride!” Street Smarts received 30 video submissions from 95 students. Of the 30 videos submitted, 15 entries were chosen as finalists, which were presented to the audience.
TOP CATEGORY WINNERS:
“Best Editing” – “Street Smarts Awareness” Produced and Directed by: Parker Abramowitz, Liv Luenenborg, Sean Kwok, Tristan Santos From Charlotte Wood Middle School
“Best Plot / Storyline” (Middle School) – “Street Smart Be Real” Produced and Directed by: Parsa Shemirani, Ayan Goel, Shareef Morrar From Pine Valley Middle School
“Best Plot / Storyline” (High School) – “Distraction Free Is the Way to Be” Produced and Directed by: Jared Fontecha From Dougherty Valley High School
“Best Use of Special Effects/Animation” (Middle School) “Billy’s Adventures” Produced and Directed by: Caden Chang, Ismail Raufi, Haris Yunus From Windemere Ranch Middle School
“Best Use of Special Effects/Animation” (High School) “Float Safe” (High School) Produced and Directed by: Noah Villena From Dougherty Valley High School
“Judge’s Choice” – “Fundamentals of Being Street Smart” (Judge’s Choice)
Produced and Directed by: Cole Reeves, Ishaan Iyer, Braeden Forschler, Arya Azarinfar From Charlotte Wood Middle School