La Costa Film Festival and Outside the Lens offer student filmmaking workshop in North County


North San Diego County students now entering the 7th-9th grades are invited to attend a free filmmaking workshop on July 9-10 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. It is made available through a special collaboration between the La Costa Film Festival and Outside the Lens with a grant from the Coastal Community Foundation. The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa has donated space for the sessions, which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The students will learn core filmmaking concepts and produce a short narrative film, which will be shown at the 3rd annual La Costa Film Festival scheduled for Sept. 10-13.

“This is a unique opportunity for students to learn and apply filmmaking skills and gain experience working with their peers on a creative project,” stated festival founders, Mike and Ruby Callihan. “After shooting and editing their short film through the various stages of production, they will have the opportunity to see it on the big screen at the La Costa Film Festival.”

Apply online at by June 30, 2015 to be sure your application and release waiver is received. We have very limited capacity, but you will be notified if selected by July 2. For more information visit