Student filmmakers make their premiere Friday at the Fox
visalia – The 2017 Slick Rock Student Film Festival – Central California’s largest student film competition – is scheduled for Friday, May 12 at the Fox Theater in downtown Visalia. This year, the festival received over 650 film entries.
Over 160 middle and high school films receiving a “Premiere Cut” designation will be screened continuously at the theater beginning at 9:00 a.m. Friday morning until about 3:30 p.m. A screening schedule is available at tcoe.org/SlickRock.
At 5:15, students who played a central role in producing Slick Rock “Premiere Cut” films (along with their advisors) are eligible to participate in the Limo/Red Carpet Walk. The awards ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the screenings and the awards ceremony at no cost.
Middle and high school students in the seven South Central Valley counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare were eligible to compete in the festival. Middle school students (grades 6-8) could enter films in eight categories, while high school students (grades 9-12), had a choice of 15 categories. For a list of competition categories, visit tcoe.org/SlickRock.
“We are delighted that participation in the Slick Rock Film Festival continues to grow,” says Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak. “Through Slick Rock, students are gaining the 21stcentury learning skills they will need for success in college and the workplace.”
Slick Rock is generously supported by the Tulare & Kings Counties Suicide Prevention Task Force, Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency and its Operation Prevention program, ABC30, Times-Delta Media Group, Momentum Broadcasting/HITZ 104.9, Tulare County Step Up and the Tulare County Film Commission. For more information, visit tcoe.org/SlickRock or call CHOICES Prevention Programs at (559) 651-0155.