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A film festival for all Central Coast High Schools is planned for April 2019.

Righetti filmmakers announced plans this week to open the 22nd annual film festival to all high school age student cinematographers.

With certain restrictions, the videos must be “G” rated as the event is planned for all ages.

How to enter: Contact Robert Garcia at Films can be submitted through Email, USB, or CD they can be mailed to 941 East Foster Road, Santa Maria CA 93455. C/O Robert J Garcia.

Class instructor, Mr. Garcia said, many of his former students that have participated in the film festival, have mastered the classes and are working in the industry.

“A lot of them are making more than I do,’’ he added.

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