A local film festival is allowing submissions from high school students across the Central Coast.
Organizers of the 22nd annual Righetti Film Festival are reaching out to schools all over the area and asking for submissions. Until now, students had to go to Righetti High School in order to participate.
There are some restrictions to enter. The films must be G rated because the film festival itself is open to all ages.
KSBY stopped by Righetti High School on Wednesday to talk to some of the students about what they’re working on ahead of the festival. "We like to work on whatever we’re feeling. A lot of the time, films are based off of things that we’ve experienced in life or stories that we hear just walking down the street. We can hear a story coming from another person’s mouth or just something we get ideas off of. So we write off of that," said Santiago Degadillo, a senior at Righetti High School and the President of the Righetti Film Club.
Organizers say a lot of students who participate in the film festival go on to work in the film and television industries.
If you’re interested in submitting, email Robert Garcia at RGarcia@SMJUHSD.org.