Saturday, April 18, 2020

Awards Announcement - April 19, 1200 pm (Central)

We will be announcing the awards on Sunday, April 19 at 12pm, Central. You can go to the watch page here, or watch below.

Internet Crash

For those of you who tuned into our attempt at streaming the festival live noticed that we had some difficulties. The internet speeds that we had with Comcast was good at the start, but then crashed after about 10 minutes or so. Even after restarting our gateway, the speeds are not where they need to be to stream live.

My apologies. I will attempt to upload the films and announce the winners later.

Thanks to all of those who joined us. I wished it would have worked.


Here is the LIVE show. Coming up at 1pm, Central time.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

CSFF 2020 Preview Show

Here is a glimpse of what is to come at the 2020 CinéStudent Film Festival. 18 student films will be live-streamed on April 18, 2020 at 1pm, Central time.

Download the Official Program and the 2020 CSFF Scorecard so you can vote on your favorite film of the season.

The live link can be found here.

See you on Saturday!

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Download the Official 2020 CSFF Program and Scorecard

As we get ready for the 2020 CSFF, you can download the official program and scorecard. The audience will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite film this year---and the audience is all of you who are tuned in on April 18, 2020!

Download the 10-page program here.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The 2020 CinéStudent Film Festival

In spite of the fact that most of us are on lockdown, the 2020 CinéStudent Film Festival is still happening! Things will be different this year, of course, but we wanted an opportunity to celebrate our young filmmakers from across the world.

This year, the CinéStudent Film Festival will be going virtual. On Saturday, April 18 we will stream a LIVE version of the festival, minus the red carpet, the audience and our regular hosts.  The show will start at 1pm and will stream live on YouTube.  Links will be posted that day.

Winners will be announced in the major categories at the end of the screenings.


A Boy with a Movie Camera
Directed by Amir Hossein Tabbat
Country: Iran

Directed by Sebastian Marsden
Country: Australia

Directed by Javier Robles Álvarez
Country: Spain

Roses Are Red
Directed by Sophie Zawadzki
Country: Canada

Society Holes
Directed by Ali Saberi Rad
Country: Iran


Directed by Srija Jami
University High School, California, USA

Chasing Normality
Directed by Madison Empalmado
Portola High School, California, USA

Helps International
Amir Maghami
University High School, California, USA

Safe Families for Children
Produced by Natalie Kahan, Caleb Shin, and James Scott
Glenbrook South High School, Illinois, USA


Almost Will
Directed by Yunqi (Richard) Li
Middlesex High School, Massachusetts, USA

Doggo Day Life - A Short Film
Directed by Geoffrey Buck
Prospect High School, Illinois, USA

Leap of Faith
Directed by Helen Neppl
Glenbrook South High School, Illinois, USA

Life is Just a Movie That Only God Could Enjoy
Directed by Jeremy Cohen
Wheeling High School, Illinois, USA

The Painter
Directed by Cesar Toscano
Prospect High School, Illinois, USA

Directed by Paolo Cesti
Arthur and Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts, Florida, USA

Directed by Jules Brown
New Trier High School, Illinois, USA

When Life Gives You Lemons
Directed by Ethan Stone
Prospect High School, Illinois, USA

Writer's Block
Directed Jakob Tannenbaum
Westfield High School, New Jersey, USA