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Krekorian's Student Media Fest Happening at El Portal Saturday

The 32 films that will be screened were selected out of around 275 submissions.

The 2nd Annual is happening Saturday at .

The festival, which is the brainchild of Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian, debuted last 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.''

Check with the for more specific information about screen times, etc.

The 32 films that will be screened were selected out of around 275 submissions. 

The films are limited to seven minutes and fit into one of eight categories: animation, comedy, commercial, drama, documentary, general, newscast/public affairs and narrative series. One film will be awarded the “Best of Show” prize, which includes a $1,000 scholarship for the winning student/team. For more information on the festival, .

North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch caught up with Krekorian in the fall as he was helping a crew and he told us all about the festival. Watch the attached video to learn more.

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