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Redlands Unified School District’s Student Film Fest

By Rebecca Maschack
Community Writer
04/26/2024 at 12:06 PM


Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) is hosting its second annual Student Film Fest showcasing a variety of student-created films. The event highlights the innovative technology available in RUSD schools as well as the boundless imagination and creativity of the students. There will be ten films premiering at the event, ranging in genres from comedy and adventure to science fiction, and even a remake of a 1974 classic. Films will be shown “on the big screen” at Harkins Premiere Theaters. Schools represented include: Arroyo Verde Elementary, Kimberly Elementary, Kingsbury Elementary, Mariposa Elementary, Victoria Elementary, Cope Middle School, and Moore Middle School.


·                     Digital Storytelling Teacher, Dwayne Cowles


WHEN:      5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2024

                   (Live interviews available as early as 4:30 p.m.)

Harkins, Mountain Grove Shopping Center

27481 San Bernardino Ave
Redlands CA, 92374 

RUSD’s student film fest is a profoundly valuable event, especially in regions like Southern California, where the film industry thrives. It serves as a vital platform for nurturing young talent, offering students an opportunity to showcase their creativity, storytelling prowess, and technical skills. It allows them to explore potential careers in various aspects of the entertainment industry, from acting and directing, to writing and editing. By celebrating visual and performing arts, including filmmaking, within schools, we not only acknowledge the diverse talents of students but also underscore the importance of artistic expression in education. Events like this foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and critical thinking, enriching students' learning experiences and preparing them for future endeavors in both the arts and beyond. Additionally, by premiering their films at the local movie theater alongside Hollywood blockbusters, students are inspired to pursue their passions with greater confidence and enthusiasm.