LACLA 12th Annual
Student Film Festival
Luckman Intimate Theatre
California State University Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90032
Sunday, May 26 | 12pm-5:30pm
The LACLA Student Film Festival aims to create a platform for talented middle and high school filmmakers in Los Angeles.
This year’s festival will be held for the first time at the Luckman Intimate Theatre on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles.
LACLA will provide every student in the program with a commemorative t-shirt and a $25.00 stipend to directors. Three winners will be selected for Best Film, Best Documentary, and Most Creative and will each be awarded a Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer.
A college and media arts program fair will be held during registration and lunch to provide students with information regarding opportunities to further their education in film and media. Participants include the CSUN Cinema and TV Arts Department and the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA). A light lunch and refreshments will be provided to all who attend during the program’s intermission.
Special Guest and Judge
Director, Rudik Osorio
During his time at UCLA’s Film & Television MFA Directing program, Rudik directed Doubleblind, the first pilot ever produced in an academic setting. He has premiered his dramatic 4-episode webseries So Far So Good about a working-class young man, Bernie, who does his best to make it through everyday life, and it premiered at the Pasadena International Film Festival. He has worked an Assistant Editor on The Unafraid, a documentary about undocumented students in the state of Georgia, directed and produced by Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney. He’ currently working on a web docu-series BIVA Sessions, where he profiles Los Angeles based artists.
Community artivist, Angela Lucia Flores, is based in Los Angeles utilizing art as a tool for transformative social change to empower her community. She’s worked at the autonomous space The Eastside Café in El Sereno for over 15 years, co-facilitating free programming and events. With a BA in screenwriting from CSUN she's been a participant in several plays, film screenings and Social media collectives. She graduated from USC for the Arts in Leadership Masters Program under the Thornton School of Music in 2016.
Laura Sofía Pérez
Laura Sofía Pérez (b. 1989, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a multidisciplinary artist who works in the realms of video, installation, and sound. She received her MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts and her BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons: The New School for Design. Her work has been screened and exhibited in San Juan, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Buenos Aires. Exhibitions include "Santurce es Ley," San Juan, Puerto Rico (2011), "WIMMIN," Glasshouse, Brooklyn, NY (2013), "Without a Song," Fundación ACE, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014), "No Limits Within," California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA (2017), and "Homeless," Miami, FL (2017). She was a SUB30 artist in residence at Fundación ACE, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2014. She has worked on video projections for theatrical and musical productions by director Natalia Lassalle-Morillo and composers Chris Ryan Williams and Samora Pinderhughes. She has designed sound for various award winning animated shorts by her CalArts colleagues, including "Las del diente" by Ana Pérez López, which screened this year in SXSW and ArcLight Hollywood as part of the 2019 Slamdance Film Festival. Her installations often speak on ideas of deterritorialization and the air of melancholy that arises from displacement.
12:00pm - Registration/College Fair
1:00pm - Program 1
2:00pm - Lunch/College Fair
2:45pm - Program 2
3:30pm - Guest Speaker: Rudik Osorio
4:00pm - Awards Presentation
4:30pm - (Optional) Tour of Cal State LA, Department of Television, Film & Media Studies