Congratulations to Eanes Elementary for winning the 2019 Festival de Eanes with their film, The Little Ducky!

Finalists Announced!

Finalists screening: May 22, 2019 @ Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Thank you so much for the time and energy in making and submitting your films for the second "Festival de Eanes" film fest! There were so many amazing films which resulted in us taking some extra time to judge. All films have been blindly scored by a panel of three educators from a different school in order to avoid any type of bias. The scores have been tallied and based on the number of entries in each category the top 4 Animation/Stop-Motion films and the top 8 Narrative films will be moving on to the finals.

We are excited to announce the following 12 finalists who will have their films shown on the big screen on May 22nd 6-9pm. At that event, the winner of this year's film festival will be selected.

Animation Finalists:

  • Choose Kind - Eanes Elementary
  • Mr. Tree's Adventure - Eanes Elementary
  • The Ascent of Life - Forest Trail Elementary
  • The Little Ducky - Eanes Elementary

Narrative Finalists

  • A Ghosts Story - Valley View Elementary
  • A Simple Act - Cedar Creek Elementary
  • Guilt In Red - West Ridge Middle School
  • One Act of Kindness - Eanes Elementary
  • Our Coats Of Red - Valley View Elementary
  • The Neighborhood Kid - Barton Creek Elementary
  • Tinker - Cedar Creek Elementary
  • Viral - Bridge Point Elementary

What are the film requirements?

The Festival de Eanes would like to challenge students in K-12 to produce either a narrative or animation/stop-motion film. The theme for this year is SEL (Social Emotional Learning: empathy, compassion, kindness, etc.). Along with the theme, we will be requiring three items to be in your short film.

  • The film must include the following prop: Red Sweater
  • The film must also include the following camera angles/shots: Slow Motion
  • The line of dialogue that must be included in the film is: “Welcome to the Neighborhood”

Students are encouraged to think of creative ways to incorporate the prop, shots, and dialogue into their films.

What are the rules?

If you are a K-12 student interested in entering a film into our film festival, see the full contest rules below.

How are the films judged?

Round 1: Campus Film Festival

The first round of competition will be primarily campus based. Each elementary campus will select the top 2* films (one from each category) to move on to the district contest (12* films total). The top 3* films from all the secondary campuses combined will also move on (6* films total). In the case of low number of films in a particular category, entries may be merged across campuses.

*may be altered if there are a low number of films entered in a particular category.

Round 2: District Film Festival

The district contest will showcase 12* films in groups of 4, 4 animation films, 8 Narrative films (2 groups). The winners of each group and the overall grand prize winner will be determined by a live audience vote during the film festival.

*may be altered if there are a low number of films entered in a particular category.

Judges will critique and score the films based on the following rubric:

What are the prizes?

All finalists will receive a special screening of their film at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

  • Grand Prize (1) - TBA
  • 1st Place in category (3) - Gift cards

Important Dates

  • December 7, 2018: Festival de Eanes Contest begins
  • March 31, 2019: Deadline for Film Festival entries
  • April 23, 2019: district finalists are announced
  • May 22, 2019: Screening of finalists @ Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Ready to submit?

Previous Winners

We have seen some amazing and creative films over the years. Click on the links below to view previous finalists.

Previous Grand Prize Winner:

Curfew (2018)

Watcher (2017)

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