• PCS Five Minute Film Festival

Congratulations 2019-20 Film Festival winners!

2019-20 Film Festival Winners
  • 2020 Film Festival Theme

    The theme for 2020 Petaluma City Schools' Five Minute Film Festival is "What Lies Beyond". Get a jump start on your films. Petaluma City Schools, through a Petaluma Education Foundation Grant, has Digital Video Equipment Kits (DVEKs) available to be checked out by a PCS teacher for student use. Also, check out Petaluma Community Access and Apple store for use of professional movie equipment. Good luck! We hope to see you at the movies.

    Teachers can fill out the DVEK Reservation Form to check out Digital Video Equipment Kits from the District Office.

  • Enter the Film Festival!

    You can find out more about entering the PCS Five Minute Film Festival by clicking on the titles below to read more.

  • Guidelines

  • Poster Submission (Required with Film)

  • Registration

  • Tips for Success

  • Prizes


    The first annual Petaluma City Schools Film Festival was a success! Thank you to all who submitted entries or supported our filmmakers! The judges were effusive in their praise for the quality of films. Many of our PCS filmmakers show great promise in becoming professional filmmakers!

    Our winners are...

    In the K-4th grade age group:
    Ruby O'Connor, Avery Williams, Pauline Wolfe, 3rd graders from McKinley Elementary School, "Always Imagine".
    Click on the film title below to view the film.
    "Always Imagine" video

    In the 5th-6th grade age group:
    Sofia Alverde, Disha Sharma, Ariana Bustillos, 6th graders from McKinley Elementary School, "In My Head".
    Click on the film title below to view the film.
    "In My Head" video

    In the 7th-12th grade age group:
    Kane Parsons, 8th grader from Kenilworth Junior High, "Late for School".
    Click on the film title below to view the film.
    "Late for School" video

    Congratulations to all the students who submitted a film! The judging panels enjoyed every single one of them! Keep on making the movies. This is how every filmmaker got their start. 

  • Volunteers Needed

    If you can spare the time and want to be sure that you have a seat in the festival, volunteer to help out. That’s right! Seats are limited to the Film Festival. Tickets are reserved for the top 15 finalists, their families, teacher sponsors, judges, and volunteers; then the general public will have access to tickets. Contact me at mlim@petk12.org if you want to help and experience the Annual PCS Film Festival. It will be an amazing experience!



    Ticket orders - Priority will be given to the fifteen finalists. The ticket order window for the general public will be open April 16th. Please email mlim@petk12.org with the number of tickets you want (10 ticket limit) and include the names of who will be attending. Seats are limited. It is first come, first served. Tickets will be at will call on the day of the Festival.

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