SCS Film Festival

2022-2023 Film Festival

Friday, April 21, 2023
7:30 p.m. at the SC Lower Campus

The Sierra Canyon Film Festival is an annual spring event. Organized and run by Sierra Canyon students and the Visual Arts Department instructors, the festival aims to showcase Sierra Canyon’s aspiring filmmakers, animators, and actors. This evening honors the time, effort, and talent that goes into their films.

The festival consists of a reception, screening, awards ceremony, and a Q&A session with the attending student filmmakers. During the reception, the filmmakers meet privately with a guest speaker, a professional currently working in the film industry, where questions are taken, and advice offered on how to advance/enhance their craft and careers. 

After an introduction by the professional/industry guest speaker, the screening begins. The student films are screened for roughly 90 minutes and consist of short films, animated and live action, from a wide pool of applicants. After the screening, student filmmakers are presented with trophies, awards, and scholarships. 
The Sierra Canyon Film Festival offers aspiring student filmmakers the opportunity to have their films screened with a large audience. Students get feedback from an industry professional and a large audience of first-time viewers. Past festivals have been screened at the historic Raleigh Studios and most recently we have moved under the stars on the Sierra Canyon Lower Campus. The event features a variety of food trucks, music, and an active picnic environment. 


The 2023 Sierra Canyon Film Festival is now taking entry submissions. We are seeking short films of all kinds: dramas, comedies, documentaries, animations, and more! To apply, please email Mr. Gvozden at with the following information: 

  • Name of film 
  • Your name 
  • Your graduation year
  • A two-sentence description of your film (for the program)
  • A copy of your film 
The submission deadline is Monday, April 10! 

    Film Festival Team

    List of 2 members.

    • Photo of Dan Gvozden

      Mr.  Dan Gvozden 

      MS/US Faculty
      Ext. 1373
    • Photo of James Cox

      Mr. James Cox 

      Ext. 370

    2021-2022 Film Festival Winners

    Congratulations to all of our 2021-2022 Film Festival Winners!

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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.