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FIND YOUR FILM CLASS

With classes available for all grade levels, it is never too late to start.

FILM 1

 

 

 

 

FILM 2



MOTION GRAPHICS



IB FILM HL



SCREENWRITING HONORS



Grab some popcorn and enjoy some of our most recent student films.

Into the Abyss
I'm Fine

WE KNOW THEM!

SM Film students have gone on to some of the best colleges in the country!

Mitchel Johnson - Emerson College

Drake Roby - DePaul University

Leigh Stiepel - New York University

Jennifer Leon - CalState Northridge

David Helman - Chapman University

The Santa Margarita Film Program, using five core principles, focuses on developing filmmakers with a strong skillset in all aspects of the moviemaking process, providing them with a professional, safe arena to explore their creativity and gain an appreciation of the power of communication across a global audience. 

  • Story:  The ability to communicate story using effective and creative production techniques is at the center of all filmmaking.
  • Technique:  Mastering the technical skills of filmmaking will expand the ability of students to visually communicate their ideas.
  • Moral Responsibility:  Film is a powerful and influential art form, and filmmakers must maintain a strong moral responsibility, examining how their work will affect their audience.
  • Collaboration:  Film is a collaborative process and developing the ability to work in groups and solve problems is crucial to success.
  • Diversity of Film:  Appreciate film as global art form, by learning to reflect and analyze film from diverse cultures and contexts.