A line of student filmmakers—from Kindergartners to high school
seniors—wrapped around the Civic Theatre last night as they
waited for their turn on the red carpet rolled out for the 12th Annual
Innovative Video in Education (iVIE) Student Film Awards.
students, parents, teachers and supporters attended the event, which
honors students and teachers for their achievements in video
The Innovative Video in Education (iVIE) program is an annual K-12
student video competition that has drawn thousands of participating
students from every grade level across San Diego County for more than a
decade. Throughout the school year, teachers and students use video as a
project-based learning tool in the classroom, ultimately creating
videos that ignite imagination and inspire student confidence while
integrating state content standards.
"These videos are a labor of love for students and teachers, which is
why we see so many repeat participants" said iVIE Producer Emil
Ahangarzadeh. "Through filmmaking, students deepen their knowledge in
core subject areas, develop their ability to communicate and work as a
team, and also learn valuable technical skills."
Since 2001, iVIE has grown into a major video competition with 350 video
submissions in 2013. Submitted videos—in categories ranging from math,
science and language arts to documentary and public service
announcement—are judged by media professionals and educators. Judges
select winners in each category at different grade levels, as well as
three "Grand Recognition" winners:
Grand Recognition: Grades 3-5
"Hero’s Choice: An Interactive Movie"
Del Sur Elementary School (Poway Unified School District)
Modeled after "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, Hero’s Choice depicts a
dilemma faced by Henry Ford regarding whether or not to speed up
production of cars. The viewer is asked to select what Ford should do;
the ending of the video depends on the viewer’s choice.
Grand Recognition: Grades 6-8
Valley Middle School (Carlsbad Unified School District)
The video profiles Andre Ochs, a competitive motorbike athlete, as he
recovers from critical injuries sustained in a dangerous raceway
Grand Recognition: Grades 9-12
El Camino High School (Oceanside Unified School District)
First-time filmmaker Ike Mauga depicts the rhythmic and monotonous
actions of his daily life and how they are affected when he
inadvertently meets a young female classmate. The video is shot as a
For a complete list of winners, visit http://www.ivieawards.org/