Sonoma County Office of Education

Five-Minute Film Festival Entries

Five-Minute Film Festival Entries

Festival LogoThis year, SCOE hosted its third annual Five-Minute Film Festival. This was an opportunity for K-12 students to demonstrate learning in a 21st century context and showcase their work in front of a community audience. To participate, students created short videos (up to five-minutes long) on the theme of “Discovery” and submitted them to a SCOE for judging by a celebrity panel. The top 15 films debuted at the Festival on April 3.

All 15 films screened at the April viewing are shown below, with the winning films highlighted first. You can use the Search box, above right, to search for a specific film.

Judge-Selected Winners

Grades K-5
"The Discovery in the Grove" | Johnna and Heather Schubert, 2nd and 5th Grade | Oak Grove Elementary

Grades 6-8
"The Peculiar World of Arnold James" | Henry Brown and Eddy Munoz, 6th Grade | Altimira Middle School

High School
"We Love You No Matter What" | Andy Huey and Evan Mason-White, 11th Grade | Santa Rosa High School

Audience Choice Winner

"A Better Place - A Movie About the Importance of Insects"

By Oak Grove Elementary Second Graders:
Gracie Ascoop, Catcher Bettinelli, Dylan Brown, Darby Diaz, Leo Ducker, Syon Gabriel, James Gannon, Declan Goodson, Hollie Hemphill, Aidyn Johnson, Tomas McCarthy, Matthew Medina, Rosalie Morris, Michael Morrissy, Hannah Perry, Elaine Pitts, Olive Rich, Marshall Saneholtz, Willow Tomiser, Oona VanSlambrouck

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A Better Place
By Gracie Ascoop, Catcher Bettinelli, Dylan Brown, View All...
Grade 2, Oak Grove Elementary
Deep Sea Dive
By Izzy Fogelman, Hannah Lyons, Savannah Donne
Grade 5, Oak Grove Elementary
Discovering Democracy
By Gwendolyn Phair
Grade 8, Orchard View Middle
I Believe
By Theo Baker-Rainford
Grade 10, Analy High
Portraits: A Memoir of LGBTQ Youth
By Alex Hardeman, Daniel Segobiano, Merlyne Godwin, View All...
Grade 11-12, Windsor High
Rethinking Maddie
By Maya Nealon, Natalia Nealon, and Nico Nealon
Grade 5,3, and Kindergarten, Loma Vista Immersion Academy
By Mira Bruce-Low, Lorelei Wright, Madeline Wright
Grade 6, McKinley Elementary
By William DeGroot
Grade 10, El Molino High
The Discovery in the Grove
By Johnna Schubert, Heather Schubert
Grade 2, 5, Oak Grove Elementary
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