Slick Rock Film Festival Deadline Nears

The Tulare County Office of Education is preparing for the 12th annual Slick Rock Student Film Festival – Central California’s largest student film competition. The deadline for students to submit their films is before midnight on Monday, March 30. Middle and high school students in the seven south Central Valley counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare are eligible to compete in the festival. Instructions for uploading films can be found at

Students may create videos in various categories ranging from 30-second Public Service Announcements and animated films to music videos and action/dramas.

The Slick Rock awards ceremony will be held Friday, May 15, at the Visalia Fox Theater. The films receiving a “Premiere Cut” designation will be screened at the theater beginning at 9:00am Friday morning. At 5:15pm, students who played a central role in producing “Premiere Cut” films along with their advisors are eligible to participate in the Limo/Red Carpet Walk. The awards ceremony will begin at 6:30pm.

Slick Rock is generously supported by the Tulare & Kings Counties Suicide Prevention Task Force, the Tulare County Film Commission, Tulare County Step Up initiative, and ABC30. For more information, visit, or call the CHOICES Prevention Programs at (559) 651-0155.

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