What’s in it for the film students?

Saddleback Film Showcase: Direct Your Future will be held Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in BGS 254. All local high-school students and Saddleback college students in the Cinema, Television and Radio (CTVR) Department are welcome to be a part of this opportunity to become more informed of what to expect from their future career.

“It is completely free, and will just be a fun night to watch some movies made by Saddleback alumni and find out more about the department and what it is like to work in the entertainment industry,” said Karly Sacks, Cal State Fullerton graduate student.

The films that will be shown are “30 Seconds”, “Broken Border”, “Hit the Lights” and “Finding Chance”, all made by Saddleback graduates. Following the one-night film screening will be a panel discussion with directors of the showcased films and heads of the CTVR department. The discussion will include questions and answers from students and parents to get a better understanding of future careers in the industry. The event will inform future professionals and their families what happens behind the scenes and in the department. Students will walk-away with a better understanding of what to expect by joining the CTVR program at Saddleback College.

“I really want to open up the CTVR department to the rest of the students on campus and show them what’s going on behind the lens, so to speak,” Sacks said.

Careers in cinema, television and radio are estimated to grow by 10 percent over the next 10 years in Southern California. The Saddleback College CTVR program prepares students in all areas to better pursue an exciting job opportunity by understanding and using cinematic and broadcast media. In addition to the diverse program, state-of-the-art equipment, solid academics, and hands-on experiences with professional productions are also included.

“I also assisted in planning the Italian spotlight at the Newport beach
film festival last spring, so I felt that I could take this on with
confidence,” said Sacks.

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