Move over ‘John Carter’, LA student filmmakers show how it’s done

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Los Angeles Student Media Film Festival took place last weekend. There were 300 submissions and the festival showcased the best 32, showing films ranging from whimsical animation to documentary to this nerdy blogger’s personal favorite, “Student Trafficking,” a charming newscast produced out of Santa Monica High School. The piece won the won the Newscast Public Affairs category:

But many of the films were more serious, including this stunning documentary about overcoming disabilities by horse vaulting.

LA city council member Paul Krekorian launched the festival in 2011 and you can watch the winners on his website.