Have you seen the videos that won the 2012 NO BULL Teen Video Awards last Saturday night in San Francisco? These amazing, thoughtful, and thought-provoking anti-bullying films were written and directed by teens as part of The Great American NO BULL Challenge, a 3-month national video contest. The winners were selected from thousands of submissions that were narrowed down to the top 100 via an online public voting process. The students who created the top 15 attended the star-studded awards ceremony where the winning films were announced and some fantastic prizes were awarded.
You can view the winning films as well as other submissions at The Great American NO BULL Challenge website.
Congratulations to the teen filmmakers of the 2012 winning videos!
Best Acting: It Follows You, by Jacob Hayworth
Best Community Involvement: Cypress Ranch Anti-Bullying Lip Dub, by Triple Oswald
Best Directing: Alone, by Hunter Hopewell
Best Message: STOMP OUT The Bullying, by Angel McGowan
Best Visual Effects: One Text, by Spencer Agren
NO BULL Documentary of the Year 2nd Runner Up: Alone, by Hunter Hopwell
NO BULL Documentary of the Year 1st Runner Up: Cypress Ranch Anti-Bullying Lip Dub, by Triple Oswald
NO BULL Documentary of the Year: The Formula: A High School Thesis, by Austin Barker
I’ve selected one of my favorite films from among the winners (trust me, it was hard to choose just one favorite) to share with you here: "One Text" by Spencer Agren. I particularly like its positive message about the power of technology to make our lives better. “The grass isn’t greener over there...it’s greener where you water it.”
What’s next? The 2013 Great American NO BULL Challenge begins January 11, 2013 and I strongly encourage students in grades 6 through 12 to speak out about cyberbullying using the power of film. I am so looking forward to seeing what next year’s filmmakers create!
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