The Tustin Unified School District is presenting an Elementary and Middle School Student Film Festival on Tuesday, May 14 in the Beckman High School Performing Arts Center, 3588 Bryan Ave., Irvine. The festival will feature videos from students in TK (transitional kindergarten) through eighth grades. Elementary videos will be presented from 5 to 7 p.m. and middle school videos will be shown from 7:15 to 9 p.m.
"Teachers have been working to create opportunities for students to build an understanding of how writing and digital media can go hand in hand to promote creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking through digital storytelling," said festival coordinator Ashly McNamara, a teacher on special assignment in English/language arts. "We received more than 400 submissions from elementary and middle school students across the District and it is exciting to see their spirit of risk-taking in creating films using digital storytelling techniques."
Nearly 50 students' films will be shown and honored in various categories, including Best Acting, Most Creative, Best Editing, Most Inspirational Film, Best Animation, Best Script and others.
TUSD staff, students, parents, families and community members are invited to attend the event. Admission is free.
For more information, call (714) 730-7301, ext. 51387