Festival Highlight: San Diego Student Film Festival
New Student Showcase Debuts
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando previews the new San Diego Student Film Festival.
Most college campuses hold screenings of student works produced in their own film departments. But San Diego City College filmmaker Paul Giret wanted to start a showcase where young filmmakers from all over the county could gather, network, and share their films.
"We had 65 films submitted from 8 different campuses all over San Diego of which 30 films will be showing. We have 4 different categories so we are ranging anywhere from horror films, short films all the way over to commercials that were produced by students and everything is really high production quality, I was surprised personally when I watched the work."
Giret is the director of the new San Diego Student Film Festival, which will be awarding cash prizes in 4 categories. Jodi Cilley is a filmmaker helping the festival with marketing and with running an online Kickstarter fundraiser. She says the festival helps to bring a diverse film community together in one place.
"It's a great opportunity to see what's being produced in San Diego by other students, see what's out there and meet other filmmakers who will potentially be great people to work with in the future. For anyone else who comes I think it's a good opportunity to see what's happening in San Diego and to bring together a film community that seems pretty separated at this point."
The San Diego Student Film Festival is tomorrow night from 5 to 10pm at San Diego City College's Saville Theater.
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