Submissions are now being accepted for the 2nd annual Los Angeles Student Media Festival, the region's only film festival for high school students, set for March 10, 2012, in North Hollywood. When it premiered earlier this year, the LASMF received more than 100 submissions from high school students who lived or learned in the city of Los Angeles. Now, by popular demand, the LASMF is open to all students who live or attend school in the county of Los Angeles. The festival will take place at the historic El Portal Theatre in the NoHo Arts District.
“Last year’s inaugural Los Angeles Student Media Festival showcased an immense amount of talent; movies that made us laugh, cry and consider a different cinematic vantage point,” Councilmember Paul Krekorian said. “Now, as we continue expanding the LASMF throughout Southern California, I’m eagerly anticipating what’s in store for the young filmmakers of our city and county. I am proud that the Los Angeles Student Media Festival will no doubt play a role in the start of many promising careers.”
The LASMF is looking for original pieces created by high school students that do not exceed seven minutes in length. Student work that fits into one of the following categories may be submitted for consideration:
- Comedy (Narrative)
- Drama (Narrative)
- Documentary / PSA
- General (If your piece does not fit into any of the other categories, you should enter it in this category.)
- Newscast / Public Affairs
- Narrative Series
The deadline for submissions is January 20, 2012. For a complete list of guidelines and more details, please see lasmf.lacity.org.
Councilmember Paul Krekorian represents Los Angeles' Second Council District, which includes the east San Fernando Valley and the foothills. His website is cd2.lacity.org, where you can sign up for news updates or visit him on Twitter (@PaulKrekorian) or Facebook.