Student film festivals feature more than screenings

These seven cinematic events feature workshops, keynote speakers and more.

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International Student Film Festival, Hollywood

Set in the film empire's capital, this festival considers itself an international liaison "bringing together promising creative talent from all corners of the earth." It wants to find talent who are making artistic discoveries. The festival accepts submissions from elementary school students and graduate students alike. Judges include film teachers, filmmakers, writers, directors, producers, actors, distributors, agents, film critics and journalists.

On the left: In "Blue," directed by Rena Cheng and Asia Lancaster, one fearful balloon must put his fragile life into the hands of an unexpected friend.

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