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Entries Due April 12: Canyons District Reboots Annual Film Festival

Poster Artwork Credit: Elena Parker, Midvale Middle School

The show must go on! That’s right. Cue the title sequence for Canyons District’s 12th Annual Film Festival, a chance for aspiring videographers to vie for bragging rights as the next, up-and-coming Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, or Jane Campion.

Back by popular demand, the Film Festival allows students and teachers to flex their creative muscle and show off their knowledge and skills through the art of filmmaking. Entries are being accepted online now through Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

There are four levels of competition: Elementary, Middle, High, and Teacher. Participants are welcome to submit films they have created for class projects or other competitions. The five categories are:

There’s even a poster contest where students can try their hand at designing the poster to advertise next year’s festival.

All winning, nominated, and honorable mention films will be showcased on YouTube and celebrated at the festival’s Red Carpet Awards on April 28, 6 p.m. at Alta High School.

Links to the festival rules, and other helpful tips can be found on the Film Festival home page.

Questions? Contact your school’s Instructional Coach or email Justin Andersen,

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Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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