Thanks to all the filmmakers, cast members, and honored guests who attended the 2017 festival. It was our most diverse and successful festival to date.

A special congratulations to our winners:

  • Best Documentary: "Querer es Poder" by Eun Seo Choi and Olivia Bautista
  • Best Experimental/Animated Film: "Astro, Naught" by Katie Speare
  • Michael Tanner Cusumano Award for Best Sierra Canyon film to "The Regulars" by Alina Aslanian
  • Best in Fest to "Let Go" by Francisco Cabrera($250 cash prize)

The Sierra Canyon Film Festival, in the tradition of advancing the art of cinema, is now in its seventh year.  Founded in 2011 by former Sierra Canyon student Michael Tanner Cusumano, the festival continues to expand its reach every year.  SCFF is a one night event, featuring short films in several genres.  

In 2017, we featured prominent guest speaker, Ruth Vitale CEO of CreativeFuture and founder of Paramount Classics.  

Each year, our festival includes an exciting program of student films, including documentaries, comedies, music videos, and dramatic narratives. A Q&A session with the filmmakers follows the screenings. 


Come share the experience!

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