Film Festival Class

Film Festival Studies

The Film Studies Program at Santa Barbara City College offers opportunities for students to immerse themselves in 5 or 10 days of film viewing, writing, and learning at film festivals throughout the world. Each course takes place at a specified film festival as scheduled in the Current Class Schedule. There are extra fees for each course depending on festival and location.

Film Reviews blog used for the class (http://sbccfilmreviews.org).

Fall 2019:

 
FS108B: Film Festival Studies: 5-days (2 units) will be offered Fall 2019 at the AFI International Film Festival, in Hollywood.
Course begins: Thurs. Nov. 14, 2019
Course ends: Thurs. Nov. 21, 2019
Contact: Prof. Nico Maestu, nemaestu@pipeline.sbcc.edu
 

Extras fees required for this course. Starting Fall 2019, AFI is charging for tickets.  Here is more information: https://fest.afi.com/tickets/.

Go to http://www.afi.com/afifest/ to find out more information about the festival.

Transportation and lodging are not included.

If you enrolled in the class, email Prof Nico Maestu, nemaestu@pipeline.sbcc.edu for informatio
n about the class and about local hotels.

Meeting times:
Thurs (11/14): 10AM -12:20PM on campus.
Thurs (11/21):10AM -12:20PM on campus.

Fri. afternoon to Tues. afternoon (11/15-11/19) in Hollywood at the festival.

Requirements for this class:

  • Morning class meeting in Hollywood at the festival TBA.
  • Daily film screening at the festival: 3 films daily minimum.
  • Daily writing / posting on Class Blog: http://sbccfilmreviews.org
  • Class discussions

http://sbccfilmreviews.org

Click here for the list of Fall 2017 Student Film Critics at the festival.

Spring 2020:

 
FS108A: Film Festival Studies: 10-days (3 units) will be offered Spring 2020 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Course begins: Wed. Jan. 15, 2020
Course ends: Fri. Jan. 24, 2020
Contact: Prof. Nico Maestu, maestu@sbcc.edu
 

Extras fees required for this course: TBA, free in past years

The package may include:
-1 Opening Night Film (No Gala)
-1 Closing Night Film (No Party)
-1 Women's Panel
-2 Virtuosos Tribute
-2 Artisans Tribute
-2 Directors Tribute
-14 Priority Access Film Tickets, admitted with Platinum Pass holders

-(Producers, Women, standby > it is highly recommened that you purchase tickets for the Producers and Screenwriters Panels on Sat. Jan. 18)
-Seminars, as well as, possible other Panel discussions in-class discussions with Festival Director, Filmmakers, and Film Programmers.

If you want to enroll in the class, email Prof Nico Maestu, maestu@sbcc.edu.

Meeting times:
Wed-Thurs (1/15-16): 9:00-10:20 AM in BC313
Fri (1/17 and 1/24): 10:00-11:20 AM in BC313
Mon-Thurs (1/20-23): 9:00-10:20 AM in BC313

+ daily meetings at the festival including Sat.

Requirements for this class:

  • Morning class meetings at SBCC.
  • Daily film screening at the festival: 2 films daily minimum > 20 films/events total for the class.
  • Panels and some possible tributes.
  • Daily writing / posting on Class Blog: http://sbccfilmreviews.org
  • Class discussions

http://sbccfilmreviews.org

Click here for the list of Spring 2019 Student Film Critics at the festival.

There are two courses for the Film Festival Course depending on the length of the class:

FS108A — Film Festival Studies: 10-days (3 units)
Ten-day field course at film festivals to study U.S. and international fiction, experimental and documentary films. Focuses on the role of festivals in the film marketplace, emergence of new filmmakers, national cinemas, and the practice of writing film criticism. Film screenings supplemented by lectures, discussions, readings, and panel discussions. Fee required.

FS108B — Film Festival Studies: 5-days (2 units)
Five-day field course at film festivals to study U.S. and international fiction, experimental and documentary films. Focuses on the role of festivals in the film market place, emergence of new filmmakers, national cinemas, and the practice of writing film criticism. Film screenings supplemented by lectures, discussions, readings and panel discussions. Fee required.

For more information contact Nico Maestu at maestu@sbcc.edu.