SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College

SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College Santa Monica College Film Program Official Website: http://vimeo.com/user7522094 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCovAYxeR4xdGuPXtz8EZrXQ SMC is now offering an A.S.

(Associate in Science) degree and certificate of achievement in Film Production. Film Production classes (recommended order): 1st semester: Film 20/Beginning Screenwriting, Film 30/Pre-Production, Film 31/Beginning Filmmaking; 2nd semester: Film 21/Advanced Screenwriting, Film 32&32L/Intermediate Filmmaking, Film 40/Cinematography; 3rd semester: Film 33&33L/Advanced Filmmaking, Film 50/Production Sound; 4th semester: Film-ET 60/Post-Production.

Mission: High-quality filmmaking at low-cost tuition

Operating as usual

LAS 3 CHICAS (SMC short film #21)
10/23/2020

LAS 3 CHICAS (SMC short film #21)

LAS 3 CHICAS (SMC short film #21; Dir. Camila Conte; Prod. Justin Winick) has officially started pre-production and will...
10/23/2020

LAS 3 CHICAS (SMC short film #21; Dir. Camila Conte; Prod. Justin Winick) has officially started pre-production and will soon launch its Indiegogo campaign!

From left to right: Camila Conte, performer Daniella Gaitan (interviewee), Seth Duskin, and Justin Winick.

We are proud to announce the completion of WITH A SINGLE LEG (SMC short film #13; Dir. Gabriel Santos; Prod. Dennis Sand...
10/22/2020

We are proud to announce the completion of WITH A SINGLE LEG (SMC short film #13; Dir. Gabriel Santos; Prod. Dennis Sandoval; Starring Charles Rojas), currently being submitted to film festivals domestically and abroad...

We are proud to announce the completion of OLD CLIFF RISING (SMC short film #17; Dir. Curtis Roland; Prod. Joelle Briann...
10/22/2020

We are proud to announce the completion of OLD CLIFF RISING (SMC short film #17; Dir. Curtis Roland; Prod. Joelle Brianne Graham; Starring Robert Paden), currently being submitted to film festivals domestically and abroad...

Prof. Carrasco's new article in SENSES OF CINEMA. It's a great read! Be sure to LIKE it by scrolling to the end of the a...
10/20/2020
Come and See The Painted Bird: A Filmmaker’s Plea – Senses of Cinema

Prof. Carrasco's new article in SENSES OF CINEMA. It's a great read! Be sure to LIKE it by scrolling to the end of the article itself.

Proud to be SMC,
Simone Bartesaghi

https://www.sensesofcinema.com/2020/feature-articles/come-and-see-the-painted-bird-a-filmmakers-plea/?fbclid=IwAR3ypJ9eg1ZYvPa-iXxc0A3w1HDPqXoRqmKoHLUljwW1u-f06pDGt4xzqsA

The Painted Bird (Václav Marhoul, 2019)Come and See The Painted Bird: A Filmmaker’s Plea Salvador Carrasco October 2020 Feature Articles Issue 96 Recently I saw what will most likely be my favourite film of the past year and foreseeable future, especially in light of the pandemic: The Painted Bir...

10/19/2020
"One of These Days" new trailer (SMC short film #11; Dir. Aaron Wilson; Prod. Carrie Finklea et al)

Here's the new trailer for ONE OF THESE DAYS (SMC short film #11; Dir. Aaron Wilson; Prods. Carrie Finklea, Michael Osborne, Bryan Rogers, Jeremy Sinclair; Starring Jesús Nebot).

Trailer edited by Michael Stella.

Set in contemporary Los Angeles, "One of these Days" focuses on Tony (Jesús Nebot), a Latino police officer who clings to the belief that the institution is there to serve all citizens. When he is offered a promotion partly because the department “could really use a Latino officer” and his best friend and partner turns out to be a virulent racist, Tony wakes up to a harsh reality where violent corruption is always present, and trying to do the right thing can be an uncertain proposition.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrUC8SMOPJo

Trailer edited by Michael Stella "One of These Days" - written and directed by Aaron Wilson; produced by Carrie Finklea, Michael Osborne, Bryan Rogers, Jerem...

SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College's cover photo
10/18/2020

SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College's cover photo

"OUT OF TOUCH" WINS BEST STUDENT FILM AT Prague Independent Film Festival!OUT OF TOUCH (SMC short film #15; written & di...
10/18/2020

"OUT OF TOUCH" WINS BEST STUDENT FILM AT Prague Independent Film Festival!

OUT OF TOUCH (SMC short film #15; written & directed by Bobby Murphy; produced by Brittany Conyers; starring Barbara Williams, co-starring Joelle Brianne Graham & Maroua Baaboura)

Congratulations to all the cast and crew of this visionary short film that hopefully will NOT become a further reality on Election Day...

We are thrilled to announce the official beginning of pre-production of LAS 3 CHICAS (SMC short film #21; written & dire...
10/09/2020

We are thrilled to announce the official beginning of pre-production of LAS 3 CHICAS (SMC short film #21; written & directed by Camila Conte). This project will be prepped this semester and it will eventually be filmed when the LA Film Commission and the SMC Administration give us the green light to do so, prioritizing as always the safety of our SMC filmmaking students.

N.B. We are particularly proud that LAS 3 CHICAS focuses on transgender people. 🥰

Pictured below: film frame from José Rojas's SMC Film 32 project "La mala educación."

Congratulations to ONE OF THESE DAYS (SMC short film #11; Dir. Aaron Wilson) for becoming a FINALIST in the 2020 Peachtr...
10/09/2020

Congratulations to ONE OF THESE DAYS (SMC short film #11; Dir. Aaron Wilson) for becoming a FINALIST in the 2020 Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF) Shorts Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, sponsored by JARO Media Services, Inc.!

Message to SMC Film Program from the President of Santa Monica College -
10/09/2020
President Kathryn E. Jeffery

Message to SMC Film Program from the President of Santa Monica College -

Congratulations to the SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College and director/film student Daniel Despart! "The Attempt" has won Best Student Film at the 2020 VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival AND is also screening at the American Pavilion's Emerging Filmmaker Showcase during the 2020 Cannes Film Festival! Read more about “The Attempt” and the Vienna win at the link below:
#ProudtobeSMC

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CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES ON TWITTER -SMC is the only community college and one of six U.S. film schools represented...
10/07/2020
California Community Colleges on Twitter

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES ON TWITTER -
SMC is the only community college and one of six U.S. film schools represented in the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival...

https://twitter.com/calcommcolleges/status/1307726363512549377?s=10

““The Attempt”—a short film written & directed by @SMC_edu film student Daniel Despart—has been accepted to the 23rd American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 2020 @cannes. This is the 5th film directed by a Santa Monica College student to be screened at a showcase!”

10/05/2020
VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival

THE ATTEMPT (SMC short film #16; Dir. Daniel Despart) WINS BEST STUDENT FILM at the 2020 VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival!

Here's the list of winners:

Grand Prix - Grand Cancan
Best Feature Film - Between Pain and Amen
Best Director - Aleksandr Lungin (Great Poetry)
Best Film Score - Between Pain and Amen
Best Screenplay - Laugh or Die
Best Cinematography - Grand Cancan
Best Documentary - Armenia(s), Time for Artists
Best Actor - Martti Suosalo (Laugh or Die)
Best Actress - Emily Beecham (Kingdom) & Susan Shaw (Unknown Mother)
Best Supporting Actor - Jon Voight (Roe v Wade)
Best Student Film - The Attempt
Best Short Film - To Her
Best Director - Short Film (Kingdom)
Best Screenplay - Short Film (Sabbatical)
Best Cinematography - Short Film (The Passenger)
Best Music Video - Champagne Drag Queen
Best Experimental Film - Our Turn

Prague Independent Film Festival
09/29/2020

Prague Independent Film Festival

We received the great news that THE ATTEMPT (SMC short film #16; Dir. Daniel Despart; starring Ara Woland) has also been...
09/29/2020

We received the great news that THE ATTEMPT (SMC short film #16; Dir. Daniel Despart; starring Ara Woland) has also been accepted in competition at the Prague Independent Film Festival, in addition to OUT OF TOUCH (SMC short film #15; Dir. Bobby Murphy)!

09/28/2020
"Old Cliff Rising" trailer (SMC short film #17; Dir. Curtis Roland; starring Robert Paden)

Check out the new trailer for OLD CLIFF RISING (SMC short film #17; Dir. Curtis Roland; Prod. Joelle Brianne Graham; Starring Robert Paden).

Trailer edited by Joelle Brianne Graham
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RonrO88p6n8&list=PL5LtcenLviim96ofedven-0vkU2XA9GQi&index=31&t=3s

Trailer edited by Joelle Brianne Graham / written & directed by Curtis Roland; produced by Joelle Brianne Graham; executive producer: Salvador Carrasco.

SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College's cover photo
09/26/2020

SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College's cover photo

SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College's cover photo
09/26/2020

SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College's cover photo

OUT OF TOUCH @ Prague Independent Film Festival
09/24/2020

OUT OF TOUCH @ Prague Independent Film Festival

We are thrilled to announce that OUT OF TOUCH (SMC short film #15; Dir. Bobby Murphy, Prod. Brittany Conyers) is an offi...
09/24/2020

We are thrilled to announce that OUT OF TOUCH (SMC short film #15; Dir. Bobby Murphy, Prod. Brittany Conyers) is an official selection at the 2020 Prague Independent Film Festival! Congratulations to all the cast and SMC filmmakers responsible for this incredible film that started out as a dystopian fiction and has now become an ominous reality, given the current political situation in our country...

SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College's cover photo
09/23/2020

SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College's cover photo

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of OUT OF TOUCH (SMC short film #15; Dir. Bobby Murphy, Prod. Brittany Conye...
09/23/2020

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of OUT OF TOUCH (SMC short film #15; Dir. Bobby Murphy, Prod. Brittany Conyers) for becoming an official selection of the 2020 Marina del Rey Film Festival!

Congratulations to SMC Film Production alum Curtis Roland (pictured below, sitting down, being Covid compliant) for comp...
09/22/2020

Congratulations to SMC Film Production alum Curtis Roland (pictured below, sitting down, being Covid compliant) for completing the feature film "Cheer for Your Life" as a Production Manager for Lifetime!

SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College's cover photo
09/21/2020

SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College's cover photo

Congratulations to the entire cast & crew of ONE OF THESE DAYS (SMC short film #11; Dir. Aaron Wilson; Prods. Carrie Fin...
09/21/2020

Congratulations to the entire cast & crew of ONE OF THESE DAYS (SMC short film #11; Dir. Aaron Wilson; Prods. Carrie Finklea, Michael Osborne, Bryan Rogers, Jeremy Sinclair)!

SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College's cover photo
09/18/2020

SMC Film Program - Santa Monica College's cover photo

We are thrilled that SMC's film THE ATTEMPT is featured in THE ARMENIAN WEEKLY...https://armenianweekly.com/2020/09/18/s...
09/18/2020
Student Film “The Attempt” Accepted into The American Pavilion at Cannes

We are thrilled that SMC's film THE ATTEMPT is featured in THE ARMENIAN WEEKLY...
https://armenianweekly.com/2020/09/18/student-film-the-attempt-accepted-into-the-american-pavilion-at-cannes/

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—“The Attempt”—a short film written and directed by Santa Monica College (SMC) film student Daniel Despart—has been accepted into The 23rd American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase during the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. SMC is the only community college and one [...]

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