Lights, camera, action – the Pinellas Film Festival approaches

This year is the first year of the Pinellas Film Festival.



CATCOM anchor Gavin Garrison reads the morning news on Dec. 13 in the green screen room. Garrison has been working on CATCOM since the beginning of the school year. “I get to read out loud, and I love getting to talk a lot,” Garrison said.


In replacement for the annual Education Media Awards (EMAs), Library Media presents a first-time local film festival this year to students of all age groups in the Pinellas County School District.

The theme this year for students is storytelling.

“A thing I am most looking forward to at the festival is being able to see the new video entries from students this year,” Media center specialist Heather Robinson said.

The K-5 student category choices are animations, book trailers, comedies, documentaries, dramas, music videos, PSAs and podcasts, varying from a 60 second pieces to a 5-minute time limit.

Grades 6 through twelve have the choices to make an animation, comedy, drama and/or documentary with a 7-minute time limit.

The submissions must be made online by March 9, 4:30 p.m..