Student Film Festival

Thank you to everyone who participated in LACLA's 10th Annual Student Film Festival last June 2017!


Participating youth media programs and middle and high schools: 

Thomas Starr King Middle School, Lincoln High School, Mobile Classroom, Bell High School, CAL Arts CAP, Bell High School , Franklin High School - HPIFF After School Film Mentor Ship Program, Bresee Foundation, The Clubhouse @Expo Center, East Los Angeles Performing Arts Academy, Morgan McKinzie High School,VAPA School at the Legacy High School Complex, Franklin High School - HPIFF After School Film Mentor Ship Program", Downtown Magnet High School

Special Guests:

Mobile Film Classroom is a 501(c)3 public charity with a production studio-on-wheels that travels throughout Los Angeles County to bring digital media instruction to at-risk and underserved youth.  We provide access to technology that often cannot be found at school or at home. Our programs use digital media to engage students and provide them with the tools to become authors of their own stories.   

 Sara Seligman  - Director, Producer

Sara_Seligman.jpgSara was born and raised in Mexico. In 2005, Sara moved to NYC to pursue her dream of becoming a filmmaker, where she attended the New York Film Academy. After graduating, Sara worked in production, development, and post-production. Recently, she worked at Pearl Street Films under the wing of Jennifer Todd, as well as a Producer at Innocean Agency, all while writing and directing her own projects. She sold her first screenplay, PLAN V to "No Dancing Today", and participated in Film Independent’s Fast Track with her feature film “Falcon Lake” which also was awarded the Tribeca Film Institute’s TAA grant. 



College Fair coordinated by Marissa Hicks-Alcaraz

Participating universities - Cal State LA, Golden Eagle Productions and CalArts School of Film/Video




Food Sponsors - LA Baking, Two Boots Pizza Echo Park and Aguas Luchas


Best Picture: "WOKE" Directed by Hana, Alondra, Gavin from The Clubhouse @Expo Center



Best Director: "Academia" by Mia Hernandez from CAL Arts CAP



Most Creative: " Donald the Explore" by Hana Hana Nguyen from Thomas Starr King Middle School  



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