Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian today urged high school students across the county to submit films for the second annual by Jan. 20.
The festival debuted early this year with about 100 submissions, but was limited to students who live in the city. This year it was expanded to include the entire county. Krekorian said the festival "showcased an immense amount of talent -- movies that made us laugh, cry and consider a different cinematic vantage point.''
He said the festival is a chance for young filmmakers to grow as artists and "will no doubt play a role in the start of many promising careers.''
The festival will take place in March at the in the NoHo Arts District.
Films must be limited to seven minutes and fit into one of eight categories: animation, comedy, commercial, drama, documentary, general, newscast/public affairs and narrative series.
The deadline for submitting a film is Jan. 20, 2012. More information can be found at www.lasmf.lacity.org.
North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch caught up with Krekorian as he was helping a crew and he told us all about the festival.
The City News Service contributed to this report.