SFFILM Education presented the twelfth annual Schools at the Festival Student Essay Contest at the 2021 San Francisco International Film Festival (April 9–18, 2021). This contest is made possible by the generous support of the Nellie Wong Magic of Movies Education Fund, endowed by Tim Kochis and SFFILM board member Penelope Wong to honor the memory of her mother, Nellie Wong (1917–2007), who was an avid filmgoer and cinephile. Developed to support the year-round outreach efforts of SFFILM Education, the Fund aims to cultivate students’ imaginations, enhance their critical thinking and creative writing skills and instill a greater appreciation for the magic of movies in young audiences of the Bay Area.
Stay tuned for 2022 contest details.
First Place ($150 cash prize): Siena Sid
Runner Up ($75 cash prize): Elle McQuiston
Runner Up ($75 cash prize): Landon Hlopak
All winning essays will be published on www.sffilm.org. For questions, contact Keith Zwölfer at 415-561-5040 or email@example.com.