Burlingame students won awards in all three categories of the 2019 CEC Student Film Fest on March 19 for their short videos on environmental topics. The event was cosponsored by the Burlingame Environmental Club of Burlingame High School. Open to students throughout San Mateo County, the contest attracted 29 entries from students in eight area schools. Monetary prizes were awarded for winners in three separate categories: elementary school entrants (4th & 5th grade), middle school, and high school. Additionally an overall winner was chosen, and their video will be shown at the SF Green Film Fest later in the year.(CEC) and the
In the photo, San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine (far left) and CEC Chair Mike McCord (far right), congratulate the student winners. They are (from left) Cole Fletchall-Silva of Burlingame High School, accepting on behalf of the high school winner, Mark Mangano (pictured separately in the right panel); Mika Haggarty of Lincoln School in Burlingame, accepting on behalf of herself and Olivia McGlynn (of Our Lady of Angels in Burlingame) in the grades 4-5 division; and Alison Saunders of Burlingame Intermediate School.
Alison Saunders was also the overall festival winner. Her stop motion video, “The Trash Task,” will be shown at the San Francisco Green Film Festival in September.
Links to the submitted videos can be found here:
For more information, check out the Film Fest website
2018 Film Fest Winners!
Natalie Wylie of Franklin Elementary School in Burlingame was named “Best in Show” winner of the CEC Student Film Fest held at Burlingame High School on March 19 – Natalie was the winner of the Elementary School Category as well! Her entry, “Feed the Future,” explored the earth-saving benefits of a vegetarian diet. It will be entered in the San Francisco Green Film Festival. CEC Student FilmFest ’17: elementary school entries – YouTube
Minnoli Raghavan of Burlingame Intermediate School won the Middle School Category with a video called “Reducing Your Carbon Footprint”. CEC Student FilmFest ’17: middle school entries – YouTube
Aidan Burke and Lukas Mills of Burlingame High School took top honors in the High School Category for “Car Pollution.” CEC Student FilmFest ’17: high school entries – YouTube
There were 34 entries in the 2018 contest from students who live or attend school in Burlingame. The Film Fest was sponsored by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame and the Burlingame Environmental Council at Burlingame High.
View the compelling Water Bottle Video produced in 2017 by BHS student Jeffery Chen, one of the 2018 judges.