2022 Winning Videos

The Slick Rock Student Film Festival is Central California's premier film competition for middle and high school students in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare counties. It is a program of the Tulare County Office of Education with support from the Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force.

Slick Rock challenges students to meet industry standards in the technical aspects of film production. The competition is divided into two levels: middle school and high school. Each level offers a variety of film genres for participation.

The 19th Annual Slick Rock Student Film Festival awards ceremony was held at the Visalia Fox Theatre on May 13, 2022 and featured the presentation of awards in each category. The winning videos are posted below.

Over 330 videos from 44 schools throughout the Central Valley were submitted by more than 680 middle and high school students. During the day at the Fox Theatre, over 160 films designated as the Premiere Cut films were also shown.

Click the PLAY buttons below to view the 2022 winning entry in each category.

Best of Show

MS Blockbuster

Before They Get You
Middle School Best of Show
Benjamin Embry
Heartland Charter School, Bakersfield
Blockbuster

Legacy
High School Best of Show
Ryan Abner, Lynden Johnson, Sam Franco, Jacob Spain, Nick Sultana, Evan Bethel
Minarets High School, O'Neals

Middle School Category Winners

MS Blockbuster

Before They Get You
Blockbuster
Benjamin Embry
Heartland Charter School, Bakersfield
MS Documentary

How Women's Inventions Changed the World
Documentary
Jourdin Alanis-Montano, Alyssa Santiago
Clark Intermediate School, Clovis
MS General Advertisement

Roll Me Some Advertisement
General Advertisement
Daniella Cuenta, Ava Tucci-Cooper, Aileen Larios
Reyburn Intermediate School, Clovis
MS General Public Service Announcement (PSA)

You Can Be The Change PSA
General PSA
Addisen McQuone, Brooke Barrett, Hadyn Taylor
Fairmont K-8 School, Sanger

Middle and High School Category Winners

Flavored Tobacco Vaping PSA

Was It All A Dream?
Flavored Tobacco/Vaping Prevention PSA
Jasmine Garcia, Meriyah Oliver, Aston Aviles, Leila Pantoja, Tierra Jefferson, Luis Gurrola
West High School, Bakersfield
Opioid Fentanyl and Marijuana Prevention PSA

Choose Life
Opioid, Fentanyl and Marijuana PSA
William Youngquist, Nicholas Amstutz, Hannah Johnson
Redwood High School, Visalia

High School Category Winners

Animation

Stranded
Animation
Sebastian Calvanese Carter
El Diamante High School, Visalia
Blockbuster

Legacy
Blockbuster
Ryan Abner, Lynden Johnson, Sam Franco, Jacob Spain, Nick Sultana, Evan Bethel
Minarets High School, O'Neals
Documentary

The Curious Case Of Chopper the Alligator
Documentary
Samuel Zurek, Thomas Martinez, Devin Lilley, Vincent Lozano Jr., Yuliana Montanez
El Diamante High School, Visalia
General Advertisement

Coast2Coast Pizza
General Advertisement
Ryan Abner, Sam Franco, Brandon Guy
Minarets High School, O'Neals
General Public Service Announcement (PSA)

The Fear Of Missing Out PSA
General PSA
Ryan Abner, Lynden Johnson
Minarets High School, O'Neals
Music Video - Cover

This Is What Falling in Love Feels Like
Music Video - Cover
Jesse Lucero
Coalinga High School, Coalinga
Music Video - Original

Miss You
Music Video - Original
William Youngquist, Nikko Gutierrez, Kylen Gray-Jacobson, Campbell Crites, Mandy Redden
Redwood High School, Visalia
News Broadcast

Ranger TV Mandy Redden Story
News Broadcast
Ambrose Bueno, Mandy Redden, Emerson Pressley, Alayla Ayala, Natalie McDonell, Campbell Crites
Redwood High School, Visalia
Sports Highlights

Return of the Rangers
Sports Highlights
Clara Houser, Ashtyn Cripps, Kate Rosson, Preston Minnick, Nikko Gutierrez, Adeline Fierro
Redwood High School, Visalia
Suicide Prevention PSA

A Better Day
Suicide Prevention PSA
Gabrielle Sutherland, Briana Martinez
Monache High School, Porterville
Past Winners

To view the 2022 Premiere Cut Films, please contact Slick Rock staff at slickrock@tcoe.org.