SCS Film Festival

2021-2022 Film Festival

Friday, April 29, 2022
7:30 p.m. at the SC Lower Campus

The Sierra Canyon Film Festival is an annual spring event. Student films ranging from high school to collegiate level are screened, and several exceptional films are recognized and awarded. Organized and run by Sierra Canyon students and the Visual Arts Department instructors, the festival aims to showcase aspiring filmmakers from around the world in an evening that honors the time, effort, and talent that goes into their films.

The festival consists of a reception, screening, and Q&A session with the attending filmmakers. During the reception, the filmmakers meet privately with a guest speaker – a professional currently working in the film industry – where they may ask questions and are given advice on how to advance their craft and careers.
After an introduction by the industry guest speaker, the screening runs roughly 90 minutes and consists of short films, animated and live action, from a wide pool of applicants. After the screening, filmmakers are presented with trophies and awards – from scholarships to program downloads to cash prizes – for their outstanding work in one of several categories. The festival ends with an open Q&A with all attending filmmakers.

The Sierra Canyon Film Festival offers aspiring young filmmakers the opportunity to have their films screened on a Hollywood studio lot and to get feedback from an industry professional and a large audience of first-time viewers. Young filmmakers are encouraged to learn from each other and make contacts for future collaborations.

Film Festival Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Dan Gvozden

    Mr.  Dan Gvozden 

    MS/US Faculty
    Ext. 348
  • Photo of Mikael Romano

    Mr. Mikael Romano 

    US Faculty
    Ext. 347


Thank you for your interest. The 2019-2020 SCS Film Festival is not yet taking entry submissions. Please check back at a later date for more information.


    Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Film Festival Winners! Click on the names below to watch the films.

    • Best in Festival: Rise by Ashley Lee
    • Best Documentary: Friendship Park by Casey Kim, Justin Park, and Landon Poon
    • Best Performance by an Actor/Actress: Victoria Zielinsk and Ashely Crow in Husband Callings Contest 1986
    • Michael Tanner Cusumano Trailblazer Award: (tie) Husband Calling Contest 1986 by Dylan Guss and Astro-Naught by Mathew Serletic
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    Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.