UIL Student Film and The Nobelity Social Impact Award

ANNOUNCING THE NOBELITY SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD FOR UIL FILM STUDENT COMPETITION

The Paramount Theatre and The Nobelity Project are excited to announce the Nobelity Social Impact Award, celebrating student films promoting social change. Given during the UIL (University Interscholastic League) Young Filmmaker’s Festival, this award honors shorts which inform and inspire audiences about issues that the teams care about.

Two winning films from each division are screened at the Paramount during the festival, and also shown during the Paramount Summer Classic Film Series (TBD).

Each division has one winning school and one runner-up. Winners receive $1,000 in film equipment grants, and runner-ups receive $500. A special team of judges, led by Turk and Christy Pipkin of The Nobelity Project and Stephen Jannise, Film Programmer at the Paramount, evaluate the top six finalists in each division. Films are judged in three areas: emotional impact, cinematic storytelling, and technical merit.

The Nobelity Project believes that local acts lead to global impacts, and the Paramount is inspired by the power of the arts to change lives. Together, they want to celebrate your school and your call to make the world a better place. This partnership between The Nobelity Project and the Paramount is the latest in a growing collaboration that began with the Paramount hosting special film screening events of the award-winning documentary Building Hope with The Nobelity Project.

The UIL Young Filmmaker’s Festival contest portal opens in January. More information is online at https://www.uiltexas.org/film.

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Congratulations to the winning films for the 3rd Annual Social Impact Awards!

2020 Winners and Finalists

DIVISION ONE

1st Place: We Are Not Alone - Mental Health in America by Kenedy High School

2nd Place: CAMP Camp Volunteers by Lytle High School

Finalists

A Little Bit of a Miracle – Argyle High School

Peed Off - The Animation – Pewitt High School

Savior – Stephenville High School

There’s Only So Many Dances - Nocona High School

DIVISION TWO

1st Place: Saving Me from Me by PSJA North High School

2nd Place: Anxiété by Reagan High School, San Antonio

Finalists

Everyday Now –Johnson High School, Austin

Hey – Sharyland Pioneer High School, Mission

Mr. Pickles – Allen High School

Speak Now – Randall High School, Amarillo

UIL Rebels with a Cause - Cypress Lakes High School, Katy


2019

DIVISION I: 1ST PLACE One Trash’s Treasure – Karnes City High School, Karnes City

DIVISION I: 2ND PLACE Pride – Whitewright High School, Whitewright

DIVISION II: 1ST PLACE But for the Birds on the Roof – Deer Park High School, Deer Park

DIVISION II: 2ND PLACE When Worlds Collide – Prosper High School, Prosper


2018

DIVISION I: 1ST PLACE – Salado High School In Time of Need

DIVISION I: 2ND PLACE – Uplift Summit International Preparatory Luke Chacko: The Little Kid with a Big Voice

DIVISION II: 1ST PLACE - Laredo Johnson High School Moving Forward

DIVISION II: 2ND PLACE - McAllen High School #RefugeesWelcome


THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS, GOOD WORK!