Canyon Crest Academy to host 48-hour film festival


Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Cinema program recently announced its 2nd Annual “CCA MiniCine Fest.” Students from all schools in the San Dieguito Union High School District were offered the opportunity to shoot, produce, and edit a film in the span of 48 hours on the weekend of Oct. 12. They were given a prompt to make the film a three-minute spooky comedy centered on theme word “squishy.” The groups scrambled through all hours of the weekend to have their DVD in by that Sunday afternoon.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., the friends and family of the filmmakers, plus the community are invited to attend the Mini Cine Festival showcasing the 22 short films that were made. Awards will be given to the team with the overall best film, as well as an audience choice winner. Tickets to the show are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

The money raised from the MiniCine Fest, including a $30 entry fee per team, supports the Envision Cinema program at Canyon Crest Academy. MiniCine Fest is a student-sponsored and student-organized event.

For more information, email: or contact Mark Raines, Envision Cinema Coordinator at