Canyon Crest Academy hosts spooky MiniCine Fest on Oct. 24


Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Cinema program will host the fourth annual MiniCine Fest on Friday, Oct. 24, screening films made in just 48 hours by 23 teams representing the San Dieguito Union High School District. The screening of the short, spooky comedies will be held at 7 p.m. in the CCA Proscenium Theater.

The teams were given a specific prompt to guide their filmmaking process on the weekend of Oct. 10, with a deadline to finish by that Sunday afternoon. On the theme of spooky comedy, teams could choose from four genres: Western, film noir, science fiction, or action/adventure. The student filmmakers also had to include the character of a creepy clown and an egg as a prop, and had to conclude the film with a set-up for a potential sequel.

Awards will be given to the team with the overall best film, as well as an audience choice winner. Tickets to the show are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

The money raised from the MiniCine Fest, including a $30 team entry fee, supports the Envision Cinema program at Canyon Crest Academy.