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
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
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
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
THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS, GOOD WORK!