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. Our fourth annual festival will be held on March 15, 2019 at Elk Grove High School, featuring 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. A new category is Broadcast Journalism.

The festival will feature screenings of selected films and a “Red Carpet” event highlighting the Finalists of the festival.  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.  There will be an exclusive reception held before the evening “Red Carpet Event” so that student filmmakers can mingle and socialize before the event.  This event will be by invitation only.