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Slick Rock Student Film Festival set for May 10

16th annual event receives over 500 films from 60 Central Valley schools

Slick Rock Student Film Festival

More than 500 student-produced films were submitted to this year's annual Slick Rock Student Film Festival. The films were entered by students from 60 middle and high schools in Tulare, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Madera, Mariposa and Merced counties. Over 200 of the top films will be shown at the “Premiere Cut” screening May 10 at the Visalia Fox Theater, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. “Make time on May 10 to support the valley’s young filmmakers by visiting the Fox Theater to see a few of these incredible films,” said Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Tim Hire. A schedule of Premiere Cut showings will be available soon at

For the filmmakers, the awards ceremony will begin at 5:15 p.m. with a limo ride to the Fox Theater. Students will emerge from chauffeur-driven cars to throngs of cheering fans and paparazzi, as they pause in front of the “step and repeat” wall to pose for photos, Hollywood premiere-style. The awards ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Winners in 18 film categories, plus several special awards, will be presented.

For more information about the Slick Rock Student Film Festival, call Kathleen Green-Martins at (559) 737-6350.