About

The CinéStudent Film Festival, hosted by the Elk Grove Film Club, is an annual film festival dedicated to honoring the creativity of student filmmakers in digital media and providing them with the means and substance to pursue a career in film. 

This is our 7th season and the festival will screen on April 23, 2020 at Elk Grove High School. However, due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, our plans right now are to hold the festival virtually. It will screen live like it has in the past, but, unless things change, will not be held in person.

The CinéStudent Film Festival features submissions in any category of video production, from narrative films to documentaries, music videos to animation. This is an opportunity for film lovers, film creators and community to come together in a celebration of student achievement.

The CinéStudent Film Festival is open to all high school students.

This year, the festival will be accepting entries in all categories and genres. 

The festival will feature screenings of selected films. Monetary and/or filmmaking-related awards will be given for Best of Show to be judged by a panel of local professionals, and an Audience Choice Award to be presented to the film voted on by festival attendees.  Additional prizes may be awarded for Best Cinematography, Best Directing and Best Editing.  A select panel of judges will watch each film and choose the winners based on a point system.

Students whose films have been selected will be encouraged to attend virtually and speak if they have won an award. More details will come later.