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The first annual Godley ISD Film Festival drew creativity from students in all grade levels with top entries receiving awards on April 13, 2023, at Godley High School.

Organized by the GISD Career and Technical Education Department, the festival welcomed entries of original work from both elementary and secondary students enrolled in the school district.  Entries included narratives and documentaries (five minutes or less), computer/digital or traditional animation (30 seconds to three minutes) and public service announcements (one minute or less).  Adult participation was limited to sponsors and advisors only.

In all, the festival garnered 36 entries from students in grades PK-12.  “We are thrilled to launch our first film festival with such strong interest among all grade levels in Godley ISD,” commented CTE director Nikki Nix.  “This really provides a great opportunity for students to engage in creativity and innovation to submit wonderful entries that tell unique stories.”

Elementary winners announced at the awards ceremony were:

  • Best Overall:  Grace Caro, Bentleigh Ray and Abril Valles (fourth graders from R.B. Godley Elementary School)

  • Animation (Grades 3-5):  Cutter Hood, Tryg Meshell and Kinsler Spohn (fifth graders from Legacy Elementary School)

  • Public Service Announcement (Grades 3-5):  Brinlye Christian, Elaina Collins and Avery Eddons (fourth graders from R.B. Godley Elementary School)

For secondary students, honors went to:

  • Best Overall:  Tyler Braden, Zoë Carrell, Oscar Castro and Jordan Downe from Godley High School

  • Animation (Grades 9-12):  Alfredo Gutierrez from Godley High School

  • Documentary (Grades 9-12):  Andrea Aguilar from Godley High School

  • Narrative (Grades 9-12):  Kathryn Tucker from Godley High School

  • Public Service Announcement (Grades 9-12):  Clay Harris, Jeremy Martinez, Tyler Miller and James Scott from Godley High School

The film festival will be an annual event for all GISD students, Nix said.

  • Career and Technical Education
  • Elementary
  • Secondary