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BISD Film Festival

Congratulations to the 2022 BISD Film Festival Winners! View this year’s winning student films at the links below.  

Elementary Animation

  • Runner-up: Lightning Striking - by Graham Wainscott, Kash Raines, & Matthew Thomas from Academy of the Arts at Bransom
  • Winner:  The Criminal - by Brendon Cook & Cooper Chandler

Elementary Narrative

  • Runner-up: The Cure - by Dimitri Almendarez & Dante Almendarez from Brock Elementary
  • Winner: The Sabotaged Video - by Kamryn Key, Kaebri McClelland, Kenley Lara, & Avery Possin from Academy of the Arts at Bransom

Elementary Viewer’s Choice winner: Brighter Days - A narrative by Mia Oliver, Diem Oliver, and Ivy Walker from the Academy at Nola Dunn

Secondary Animation

  • Runner-up: The Investigation - by Patrick McKeon, Ethan Matthews, & Aidan Lopez from the Game Development Design School
  • Winner:  Wanted - by Kaiden Tapia, Ashley Moss, Holland Kennington, & Sam Perez from Burleson High School

Secondary Narrative

  • Runner-up: Replay - by Kennedy Carruth & Dylan McMullen from Burleson High School
  • Winner:  Past Due - by Ethan Rodriguez, Patrick Dupew, & Mae Harmon from Burleson High School

Secondary Viewer’s Choice winner: The Suspects - A narrative by Eve Loveland, Sophia Flores, Kaylee Seabert, and Jennifer Paulson from STEAM Middle School


Burleson ISD announces the finalists for the BISD Film Festival! 

This year, student filmmakers incorporated a special prop, shots, and dialogue into their suspense-themed short films. Winning films will be announced and shown on the big screen at the BISD Film Festival award ceremony on April 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Venue, located at 510 SW Wilshire Blvd. 

Good luck to this year’s BISD Film Festival nominees: 

Elementary Animation and Stop Motion

Lightning Strike - by Graham Wainscott, Kash Raines, & Matthew Thomas

Lost in Space - by Jackson Ervin, Lily Arthur, Noah Latham, & Matthew Andreas

Rainy Days & Flowers - by Lillian Morelock

The Criminal - by Brendan Cook & Cooper Chandler

Wet Disaster - by Chandler Stogsdill, Genevieve Ryan, & Jessly Moreno

Elementary Narrative

Bio Fire and Surge - by Maxwell Davenport, Liam Wall, & Fernando Hinojosa

Brighter Days - by Mia Oliver, Diem Oliver, & Ivy Walker

The Cure - by Dimitri Almendarez & Dante Almendarez

The Sabotaged Video - by Kameron Key, Kaebri McClellan, Kenley Lara, & Avery Possin

Wolfboy - by Dante Almendarez and Dimitri Almendarez

Elementary Viewer’s Choice

A Rainy Day - by Kenley Lara & Allison Kjelland

Brighter Days - by Mia Oliver, Diem Oliver, & Ivy Walker

Rainy Days - by Adyson Smith

Secondary Animation and Stop Motion

Forbidden Wear - by Eric Lopez, Gideon Igwebuike, Lincoln Marchman, & Zachary Davis

The Investigation - by Patrick McKeon, Ethan Matthews, & Aidan Lopez

Wanted - by Kaiden Tapia, Ashley Moss, Holland Kennington, & Sam Perez

Who? - by Jadon Lowe & Benjamin Kough

Secondary Narrative

A Rainy Day- by Tabitha Howard, Aricin Savoy, Xanti Davis, & Amelia Parsons

Past Due - by Ethan Rodriguez, Patrick Dupew, & Mae Harmon

Replay - by Kennedy Carruth & Dylan McMullen

The Detective and The Umbrella Slasher - by Tyler Jordan & Hayden

We're Not Kids Anymore - by Samara Strunk

Secondary Viewer’s Choice

Grimrock Woods - by Addison Barkley & Edee Neubauer

The Suspects - by Eve Loveland, Sophia Flores, Kaylee Seabert & Jennifer Paulson 

We’re Not Kids Anymore - by Samara Strunk


We invite you to view students’ short films and cast your vote for the Viewer’s Choice award now through Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

Click here to vote for the Viewer’s Choice award 

Finalists for each film category will be announced April 7. Winners will be announced at the BISD Film Festival at the Venue on April 21 at 6:00 p.m. 

Good luck to all student filmmakers! 


We’re super-excited to announce that the deadline for submissions has been extended for the Burleson ISD Film Festival: a filmmaking contest created just for Burleson K-12 students.  Everyone has a story to tell. Filmmaking can provide an outlet and a fun way to share your ideas and creativity. If you have access to an iPhone, Android, iPad, Windows tablet or high-quality equipment, you have the tools to plan, shoot, and edit your short film!

For BISD Film Festival details and contest rules, visit 2022 BISD Film Festival Contest Rules. If you have questions, email filmfestival@bisdmail.net

Getting Started - Burleson ISD Film Festival Resources:

Important Dates for BISD Film Festival

December 17, 2021: BISD Film Festival Contest begins

March 28, 2022: Deadline for BISD Film Festival entries

April 7, 2022: District qualifiers are announced 

April 21, 2022: Screening of finalists and winners announced at The Venue

Everyone has a story to tell, and we can’t wait to see yours!