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The second annual Godley ISD Film Festival drew creativity from students in all grade levels with top entries receiving awards on April 11, 2024, 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 numerous entries from all GISD campuses, including Godley 6th Grade Campus, Godley High School, Godley Middle School, Legacy Elementary School, Pleasant View Elementary School and R.B. Godley Elementary School.

“We are thrilled to continue our 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.”

Best overall film honors went to:

  • Grades PK-5:  Elly Goodson (Legacy) 

  • Grades 6-12:  Zoe Carrell, Oscar Castro, Alfredo Guitierrez, Ruby Rodrigues, Ruby Villegas and Kyleigh Wallis (GHS)

Grade-level winners by category announced at the awards ceremony were:

Grades PK-2

  • Animation:  Elly Goodson (Legacy)

Grades 3-5

  • Animation:  Harley Logan, Noah Pittman and Navin Riemondi (Legacy), first; Patricia Macias, Tate Massey and Addison Salisbury (RBG), second; Autumn Harp and Ryleigh Tuomey (Legacy), third

  • Documentary:  Noah Artzt (RBG), first; Chloe Gonzales, Aaron Howell and Emily Maclean (PV), second; Finn Van Wart (Legacy), third

  • Narrative:  Oliver Collins, Brecken Jenkins, Aiden Montalvo and Mauricio Solis (PV), first; Kaycee Burdett and Allison Juarez (PV), second; Val Smith, Eduardo Victorio and Elijah Wilson (PV), third

  • Public Service Announcement:  EllaRose Carroll, Hunter Cosper and Avery Eddolls (RBG), first; Grey McMullen (Legacy), second; Maxine Cisneros and Meredith Manning (RBG), third

Grades 6-8

  • Animation:  Cooper Day and Ivan Rodriguez (G6), first; Makayla Rabaste (GMS), second

  • Narrative:  Camilla Mejia, Perla Munoz and Shelby Royal (G6), first; Margaret Struc (G6), second

Grades 9-12

  • Documentary:  Mya Arevalo and Braylen Knott (GHS), first; Juan Arriaga and Joseph Ramirez (GHS), second; Gizelle Pantoja (GHS), third

  • Narrative:  Zoe Carrell, Oscar Castro, Alfredo Guitierrez, Ruby Rodrigues, Ruby Villegas and Kyleigh Wallis (GHS), first; Anson Fender, Lucas Mullins and Austin Steward (GHS), second; Isaac Tello (GHS), third

  • Public Service Announcement:  Andrea Aguilar, Cooper Holzheuzer and Thomas Zach (GHS), first; Dakota Watson (GHS), second; Vianney Martinez (GHS), third

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

  • Career and Technical Education
  • Elementary
  • Secondary