1.  The EscapeSarah Maher, 6th Grade student at The STEM Academy at Bartlett  

Top recognition went to:
2.  Song of the Open Road — Griffin Ellis of STEM
3.  (Untitled) Student Super Short — Jacob Mitchell also of STEM


1.  Song of the Open Road — Edward Shelton and team (Haydon Sommers, Fulton Collins, Chad Reese, Anna Sutton, Gabe Zuck, Macon Rinalducci and Grahame Scott) all 10th Grade students at Savannah Arts

Top recognition went to:
2.  The Car — Griffin Bliss of Savannah Arts Academy
3.  The Journey of a Soul — Sydney Shellhorn of Windsor Forest High School

See the winners announced on WTOC.


Nice Mention in Savannah Morning News



The (S)3 film contest gives kids a productive way to use their innate storytelling skills that’s both positive and productive. In a 140-character or less world where images are often used to hurt, we recognize kids desire to be heard, seen and validated. challenges our prolific and talented young people who want to tell a story in their ever-increasing digital world, in their native digital language.  

Helping kids focus their words and images into compelling stories, promotes strong, resilient people—which makes the world a better place.

Check out our super cool poster here.

We hope this grows into something big.

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
– Orson Welles


The (S)3 2016 film contest wants to see your talent!

What does American Poet Walt Whitman’s Song of the Open Road mean to you? Read the poem. Show us what inspires you. Shoot it and send it.

If you have fancy equipment—great.  If not, no biggie.  Use what you have—borrow from Aunt Sally or your sister, doesn’t matter. We will show the best shorts and announce winners at The 2016 Savannah Film Festival on Thursday, October 27th @ 9am. Cool, right?


Get inspired. Tell a good story. Inspire Others.

Cash prizes and bragging rights are a bonus!


  1. Present your best and brightest idea.
  2. We welcome edgy, thought-provoking ideas of all kinds.
  3. No profanity. No hate. That stuff is so overused and boring, right?
  4. Two minutes or less.
  5. Mp4 or .Mov file format

Judging Rubric here.


®2016 Student Super Shorts