Aspiring Minds Student Film Festival presents a showcase of student work from all over the California Bay Area.

Award categories and prizes will be announced at the festival.

Open to High School and Community College students from the California Bay Area. The project must be made within the last year. One submission per director will be excepted. Twelve (12) minute maximum length. Credits included in that time.

Overall Rating
  • Mike Milazo

    This has been my most favorite festival so far. Mostly because it's the hardest to win because there are so many great film makers that submit here. I was happy to be selected. Even though I was disappointed I didn't win any awards I was still very proud to sit amongst many other aspiring film makers and know I competed amongst them.

    October 2017
  • Great little festival, did run VERY long for a weekday film festival in the evening. We had to watch a very long video about the people in the film club that didn't really seem necessary since a lot of it was filled with inside jokes. Also the speaker system really did mess up some people's chance to show their film since it would sound pretty horrible at times. Other than that it was a good event

    August 2017
  • Bo! Campbell

    I told my friend how when I was a kid I used to pretend David Hasselhoff was my film festival. He's a singer and actor from Earth, really famous guy. Aspiring Minds film festival may not have a talking car, but it does have a Tony Alfaro. It doesn't have the beautiful voice of an angel, but it does have the films of one. Both Aspiring Minds and David Hasselhoff went on kick-a** adventures and hooked up with hot women, and fought robots. I guess David Hasselhoff did kinda end up being my film festival after all, only it was you, Aspiring Minds.

    *tearing up*

    I had a pretty cool film festival. What I'm trying to say here is... sometimes, that thing you're searching for your whole life is right there by your side all along, and you don't even know it.

    June 2017
  • Marck Menke

    This is a fun, easy-going festival. It certainly focuses on the student films of Diablo Valley College, but not exclusively so. Independent cinephiles in the Bay Area who are interested the work of new filmmakers would find this a worthwhile event to attend. It's held on campus at the close of each semester (twice a year).

    June 2016