Roosevelt students win Film Fest Grand Prize

Roosevelt students win Film Fest Grand Prize

Roosevelt School fifth graders Rebecca Gilbert, Carly Novack and Isabelle McKee took the Elementary Grand Prize in the 2018-19 GEG Chicagoland Film Festival.

Responding to the challenge of preparing a two-minute film on the theme, Make a Change, the trio were inspired to create their film -- "Stop Animal Abuse" -- that garnered the top award. The students, their parents and several teachers participated in the February 8 award ceremony at Google Chicago headquarters to screen the winning films in this grades K-12 competition. The students also were asked to share a short reflection of their film and their filmmaking experience from the stage, too!

(from left) Rebecca Gilbert, Carly Novack and Isabelle McKee