TVT Southern California Film Festival

TVT Southern California Film Festival

The Annual TVT Southern California High School Film Festival aims to provide a platform for young filmmakers to showcase their work, receive feedback and inspire others. The Advanced Institute of Art and Writing at TarbutV’Torah (TVT) in Irvine is putting on this festival as a way of bringing together the many excellent high school film programs in the area. The TVT Southern California High School Film Festival strives to provide a larger audience, more immediate feedback, and a culture of creativity in the Orange County area for devoted young artists.

We are honored to have John Longenecker judging the 2016 TVT Southern California Film Festival. John is an Oscar winning producer, screenwriter and cinematographer.

The TVT Film Festival is an outgrowth of a film program that got its start 10 years ago under the inspired direction of Kim Hays, Film Studies, Digital Media, and Technology Teacher. Tarbut V’Torah has put on a festival every year featuring the films made by the students in both the film program and the Jewish Studies program. As the popularity, intensity, and seriousness of the films and those who participated in the making of these films grew so has the scope of the festival. This is the second year it has been open to the community at large.

Awards & Prizes

Gift cards to B&H Photo:
1st Place • $1000
2nd Place • $900
3rd Place • $600
4th Place • $500

Rules & Terms

This festival is intended to showcase High School student work. Films must be created by amateur students in association with a film class or on their own. The film must be made while the student currently attends high school or made during the time the film maker was in High School. 1-25 minute original content entries only, all genres welcome PG-13 rating or lower.

High School
United States