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If you don’t like the movies at a local theater, make your own.

The 21st RHS Film Festival is looking for high school students to submit films for the April event.

The celebration for cinematic achievement features awards given for best director, editor, screenplay, cinematography, best of show, audience choice, and teacher’s choice. All films must be G rated and last year’s flicks included comedy, action, drama as well as a documentary.

As always, the festival will feature movie tickets, popcorn and other goodies to complete the exciting atmosphere inside the Warrior gym.

The student-produced festival teaches the skills needed to organize and put on a public event and much more, according to teacher Robert Garcia.

“They learn about commitment, deadlines, storytelling and communication with others outside the classroom,’’ he added. “The students also get to see the fruits of their labor and the reactions from the public.’’

At Righetti, the majority of students in this year’s class are receiving concurrent credit from Allan Hancock College course 110 (Intro to Motion Picture and Video Production), according to Garcia. The concurrent credit partnership between the SMJUHSD and AHC is expanding next year.

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