Righetti Film Festival Celebrates 22nd Year of Local Student Created Movies


If you want to see your work on the big screen, learn to write, direct, act and produce in your own backyard.  That’s what students from local schools have done.  

The 22nd Annual RHS Film Festival celebrating cinematic achievement by local film students features awards given for best director, editor, screenplay, cinematography, best of show, audience choice, and teacher’s choice. This year’s flicks, totaling 22 short films, include comedies, music videos, narratives, and a documentary.


As always, the festival featured movie tickets, popcorn and other goodies to complete the exciting atmosphere.


The student-produced festival teaches the skills needed to organize and put on a public event and much more, according to teacher Robert Garcia.


“They learn about commitment, deadlines, storytelling and communication with others outside the classroom,’’ he added. “The students also get to see the fruits of their labor and the reactions from the public.’’


At Righetti, the majority of students in this year’s class are receiving concurrent credit from Allan Hancock College course 110 (Intro to Motion Picture and Video Production), according to Garcia. The concurrent credit partnership between the SMJUHSD and AHC is expanding next year.