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We are pleased to announce that the fourth annual Los Angeles Student Media Festival will be held May 3, 2014. The first of its kind festival showcases Los Angeles's most talented high school filmmakers and entries for this year's festival have officially been submitted.

Hosted by L.A. City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, the unique Los Angeles Student Media Festival allows young  filmmakers to tell their stories without adhering to the traditional means of filmmaking.  With the proliferation of digital media, young filmmakers are no longer restricted by the old cinematic paradigm.  Instead, students are free to tell their stories with a cell phone, a computer and just about anything else that comes to mind.

The festival celebrates their innovative work and the creative spirit inherent in public and private high school students throughout Los Angeles County.  By providing a unique outlet, the festival will help inspire students to invest in their craft and grow as artists, encouraging the development of Los Angeles’ next generation of filmmakers.

This unique festival is an offshoot of the highly successful FilmFest 43 – a film festival Krekorian created and ran for two years while a member of the California State Assembly.  FilmFest 43 offered young filmmakers in Burbank, Glendale and parts of Los Angeles the unique and exciting opportunity to screen their work to hundreds with a select crop winning awards for excellence.

The fourth annual Los Angeles Student Media Festival will go a step further, by widening its pool of applicants to include all high school student filmmakers throughout the city and county of Los Angeles, transforming the festival to a regional  community event.

As the way in which young filmmakers create changes, so too should the society that honors their vision.  The Los Angeles Student Media Festival, with Councilmember Paul Krekorian, will do just that and is pleased to honor the next generation of Hollywood’s talent today.

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