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STORYTELLING AND FILM K-12 STUDENT COMPETITION

Imagination: Creating Possibilities

Winners and Finalists

Cinema Culturas Storytelling and Film Student Competition seeks to encourage and enhance K-12 students’ 4 C’s of 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration and Communication. Cinema Culturas expands on this learning model by incorporating two additional C’s in its educational program: Culture and Community. Our organization’s key tenets of diversity and inclusion are observed through fun and educational forums for all students to participate via storytelling and visual dynamics of film, and having both local and global communities come together to support students. We want the youth of today to be resilient dreamers, and for all of us to create a promising and inclusive future with every story they imagine.

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Please play the video to see the winners

Winning Short Films 

Winning Short Stories

Music Winners

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Early Elementary School Students from 1st to 4th grade

 

1st place: Luciana Radaelli – “La manzana mágica”

2nd place: Edjurjens Edmond – “Journey”

3rd place: Anette Rodríguez – “¿Qué es la imaginación?” 

Upper Elementary School Students from 5th and 6th grade

 

1st place: Lauren G. Stewart – “Can you Imagine it?”

2nd place: Héctor Mendoza – “Todos tenemos súper poderes”

3rd place: Elizabeth Pudussery – “Another Day”

3rd place: Naeem Leon – “Mi música mis raíces”

Middle School Students from 7th to 9th grade

 

1st place: Kien Ly Biggs – “Earth Heart”

2nd place: Tina Deng – “Lost hopes: the diary of Constanse”

2nd place: Katherine Jiménez – “La ciudad en las nubes”

2nd place:  Ruben Martínez – “Ai take over”

3rd place: Mallor Castro – “The Notebook”

High School Students from 10th to 12th grade

1st place: Xuan-Anh Ly Biggs – “Life on a Creative Earth”

1st place: Fausto Coronel – “Tlalticpactli”

2nd place: Carter Rostron – “Ruth & Nick”

2nd place: Beatriz Nunes Silva – “Creature of Habit” 

2nd place: Miguel Alejandro Ortega Bustamante – “Ese soy yo”

2nd place: Leonardo Pérez – “La pureza del juego”

3rd place: Melisa Yadira García – “El secreto de José”

Music Category - Original Score

1st place: Kien Ly Biggs – “Earth Heart” – Original Music

2nd place: Xuan-Anh Ly Biggs – “Life on a Creative Earth” – Original Music

3rd place: Noah Allen – “Recycle” – Original Music

 

WINNERS

Early Elementary School Students from 1st to 4th grade

1st Place / Short Story

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Luciana Radaelli

"La Manzana Mágica"

Artistic Theme

JF Kennedy Elementary School

2nd Grade

Riverside

USA

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2nd Place / Short Film

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Edjurjens Edmond

"Journey"

Artistic Theme

SK Tampulan Telipok 

1st Grade

MALAYSIA, International Story

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3rd Place / Short Film

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Anette Rodríguez

"¿Qué es la imaginación?"

Artistic Theme

César Chávez Elementary 

2nd Grade

Thermal

USA

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Upper Elementary School Students from 5th and 6th grade

1st Place / Short Film

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Lauren G. Stewart

"Can you imagine it?"

Artistic Theme

Mt. View Elementary

5th Grade

Riverside

USA

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2nd Place / Short Film

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Hector Mendoza

"Todos tenemos super poderes"

Artistic Theme

Rustic Lane Elementary

6th Grade

Riverside

USA

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3rd Place / Short Story

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Elizabeth Pudussery

"Another Day"

Artistic Theme

Benjamin Franklin Elementary

5th Grade

Riverside

USA

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3rd Place / Short Film

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Naeem Leon

"Mi música, mis raíces"

Artistic Theme

César Chávez Elementary

5th Grade

Coachella

USA

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Middle School Students from 7th to 9th grade

1st Place / Short Film

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Kien Ly Biggs

"Earth Heart"

Artistic Theme

Gage Middle School

7th Grade

Riverside

USA

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2nd Place / Short Story

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Tina Deng

"Lost hopes: the diary of Constanse"

Artistic Theme

Benjamin Franklin Elementary

6th Grade

Riverside

USA

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2nd Place / Short Story

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Katherine Jiménez

"La ciudad en las nubes"

Artistic Theme

Fallbrook High School

9th Grade

Fallbrook

USA

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2nd Place / Short Film

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Rubén Martínez

"Take Over"

Artistic Theme

Mountain View Middle School

8th Grade

Moreno Valley

USA

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3rd Place / Short Story

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Mallory Castro

"The Notebook"

Artistic Theme

Bobby Duke Middle School

7th Grade

Coachella

USA

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High School Students from 10th to 12th grade

1st Place / Short Film

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Xuan-Anh Ly Biggs

"Life on a Creative Earth"

Artistic Theme

Riverside Polytechnic High

10th Grade

Riverside

USA

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1st Place / Short Story

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Fausto Coronel Vega

"Tlalticpactli"

Artistic Theme

Instituto México de Baja California

11th Grade

Tijuana

MEXICO, International Story

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2nd Place / Short Film

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Carter Rostron

"Ruth & Nick"

Artistic Theme

Pembroke High School

10th Grade

Kansas City

USA

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2nd Place / Short Film

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Beatriz Nunes Silva

"Creature of Habit"

Artistic Theme

Soares dos Reis Art School

12th Grade

Porto

PORTUGAL, International Story

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2nd Place / Short Film

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Miguel Alejandro Ortega Bustamante

"Ese soy yo"

Artistic Theme

COBACH Sonora Plantel Reforma

12th Grade

Hermosillo

MEXICO, International Story

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2nd Place / Short Film

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Leonardo Pérez Sánchez

"La Pureza del Juego"

Artistic Theme

Colegio Álamos

12th Grade

Querétaro

MEXICO, International Story

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3rd Place / Short Story

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Melisa Yadira García

"El Secreto de José"

Artistic Theme

Centro de Bachillerato Tecnológico Industrial y de Servicio No. 2

11th Grade

Tlaxiaco

MEXICO, International Story

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Music Category - Original Score

1st Place / Music

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Kien Ly Biggs

"Earth Heart"

Artistic Theme

Gage Middle School

7th Grade

Riverside

USA

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2nd Place / Music

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Xuan-Anh Ly Biggs

"Life on a Creative Earth"

Artistic Theme

Riverside Polytechnic High

10th Grade

Riverside

USA

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3rd Place / Music

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Noah Allen

"Recycle: A film by Aztec Studios"

Artistic Theme

Palm Desert High School

12th Grade

Rancho Mirage

USA

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FINALISTS

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Early Elementary School Students from 1st to 4th grade

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Abraham Juárez

"Two things open up my

imagination: Legos and Music"

Artistic Theme

César Chávez Elementary School

3rd Grade

Coachella

USA

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Mia Elisa Tinajero

"Singing and Art"

Artistic Theme

César Chávez Elementary School

4th Grade

Coachella

USA

Upper Elementary School Students from 5th and 6th grade

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Zitlali García

"The Magical Angel"

Artistic Theme

César Chávez Elementary School

6th Grade

Coachella

USA

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Victoria Gomez

"Aqua Fresh"

Artistic Theme

Oasis

5th Grade

Thermal

USA

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Eli Tinajero

"Tradición de mi familia"

Artistic Theme

César Chávez Elementary

4tht Grade

Coachella

USA

Middle School Students from 7th to 8th grade

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Noemi Rosas

"Welcome to the World"

Science Theme

Fallbrook High School

9th Grade

Fallbrook

USA

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Hailey Jackson

"Non-Reality"

Artistic Theme

Ramona High School

9th Grade

Riverside

USA

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Jorge Eduardo Ortíz Hernández

"Ser un super héroe"

Science Theme

Middle School

8th Grade

MEXICO, International Story

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Emmanuel Pudussery

"Imagine you had some imagination"

Artistic Theme

Riverside STEM Academy

7th Grade

Riverside

USA

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Zhang Lu-yang

"Mysterious Ocean"

Artistic Theme

China School

8th Grade

CHINA, International Story

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Wang Jia-wei

"Panda and pone"

Artistic Theme

China School

8th Grade

CHINA, International Story

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Pedro Torres Torres

"El Llamado de Trueno"

Science Theme

Bobby Duke Middle School

7th Grade

Coachella

USA

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Valeria Flores Rodriguez

"The Kingdoms"

Artistic Theme

Cesar Chavez Elementary

6th Grade

Coachella

USA

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Mariah Garcia

"I Love you Mom"

Artistic Theme

Vista High Middle School

7th Grade

Moreno Valley

USA

High School Students from 10th to 12th grade

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José Fabián García Lagunas

"Una visión al futuro"

Science Theme

Centro de Bachillerato Tecnológico Industrial y De Servicios No. 2

10th Grade

Tlaxiaco

MEXICO, International Story

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Natalia Paola Martínez García

"El Recado de la Curiosidad"

Artistic Theme

COBAO Plantel 44

7th Grade

Oaxaca de Juárez

Mexico, International Story

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Alan Hernández Martínez

"Una vuda en el campo"

Artistic Theme

CBTIS No. 2

10th Grade

Tlaxiaco

MEXICO, International Story

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Andrea Martínez Rosas

"Mi Amigo Rigo"

Artistic Theme

CBTIS No. 2

10th Grade

Tlaxiaco

MEXICO, International Story

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Verónica Mishell Ortíz Trinidad

"La guerra del futuro"

Artistic Theme

CBTIS No. 2

10th Grade

Tlaxiaco

MEXICO, International Story

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Veer Tyagi, Conan Chang, Jason Kisilvich, Payton Lieberman,

Alex Hollis

"Let The Professionals Handle It"

Artistic Theme

Saddle River Day School

10th Grade

New Jersey

USA

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Hanna Peresztegi

"Just a Heart"

Science Theme

Kőbányai Szent László High

12th Grade

Kistarcsa

HUNGARY, International

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Jasmine Ko, Nathan Ko

"Grandpa's Birthday"

Artistic Theme

Loomischaffe School

10th Grade

KOREA, International Story

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Owen Hollander

"The coin"

Artistic Theme

Evansville High School

10th Grade

Indiana

USA

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Yoga Adithya

"The Basket"

India School

10th Grade

INDIA, International Story

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Haylee Duarte, Kami Export

"El Secretro Familiar"

Artistic Theme

Fallbrook Union High School

9th Grade

Fallbrook

USA

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Perla Evelin Velasco Avila

"Si volviera al pasado"

Artistic Theme

CBTIS No. 2

10th Grade

Tlaxiaco

MEXICO, International Story

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Rodrigo López Montes

"Verónica"

Science Theme

CBTIS No. 2

10th Grade

Tlaxiaco

MEXICO, International Story

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Ricardo Ventura Hernández

"Exterminadores Silenciosos"

Science Theme

CBTIS No. 2

10th Grade

Tlaxiaco

MEXICO, International Story

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Yaretzi Quiroz García

"El Labor de los Chipies"

Science Theme

CBTIS No. 2

10th Grade

Tlaxiaco

MEXICO, International Story

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Brenda Paola Gonzalez Alvarado

"Todos viven, sin vivir"

Artistic Theme

CBTIS No. 2

10th Grade

Tlaxiaco

MEXICO, International Story

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Sabdi Berenice Dominguez Aparicio

"El poder de la imaginación"

Artistic Theme

CBTIS 263

10th Grade

Oaxaca

MEXICO, International Story

COMPETITION JURY

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Dan Zlotnik

Dan Zlotnik was born in Genova, Italy. He spent his childhood in Buenos Aires Argentina. At the age of 23, he moved to Mexico City. For 10 years he did over 180 shows a year, all around the world with different Pop Artists, Jazz groups, and different kind of musicians and music. He has been a saxophone player, producer and arranger for over 200CDs, six of Those CDs won Latin American Grammys, and 3 won the American Grammy. He has worked as a film and tv composer in HBO and Netflix, Amazon, and many movies. In 2016 he was nominated for the ARIEL award (by the Mexican Film Academy) for the score of The Thin yellow line (produced by Guillermo del Toro) And in his spare time, he composes music for different performances and mapping shows with visual artists and choreographers from the US, Europe, and Japan.

Ricardo Villarreal

 

Is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He co-directed and produced the inspiring film “Ride with Larry” and directed “The Dominguez”, a documentary about one family who shaped the history of California. He wrote and self-published the book “Gracias África” about his experiences as an international humanitarian-aid volunteer in the slums of Kibera in Kenya. He is an avid literature reader passionate about historical novels, classic literature, and Latin American contemporary works. He studied Communication Sciences at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico and has an MBA from the University of Tampa. He lives in Oceanside California.

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Brenda Lorenzi 

 

Brenda Lorenzi is co-owner of Sunwest publishers of Inland Empire Magazine, a nationally recognized regional magazine serving the Inland Empire now in its 43rd year of publishing and Tastes Of Italia Magazine, a recipe oriented food magazine distributed nationally and internationally.

Brenda is also co-owner of Lorenzi Estate Wines which opened a tasting room in Temecula wine country in November of 2013.

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Albert Lee

Cinema Culturas’ media specialist, is a professional videographer and photographer who has focused on honing his visual aesthetic acuity. Having participated in the casting process of models/actors, storyboarding, editing and other production areas, he has the full range of experience in pre-production, production, and post-production for video and photography. One of Albert Lee’s specialties is video and photography lighting: both constant and strobe, both daylight and artificial.  

COLLABORATORS

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