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Visual Arts


A big thank you to all participants and attendeeds of our 2017 Film Festival. Please check back in early spring 2018 for dates and details of our next festival event. 

International Student Film Fest ... for You!

What: The 4th Annual Sacred Heart Prep International Student Film Festival (SHPIFF) is a showcase of work by high school filmmakers from around the world.

Who: Active young filmmakers – here in the Bay Area of San Francisco or further afield in storybook lands like Japan, the United Kingdom, or Brazil. That means YOU!

Where: At our dear school nestled in the heart of the innovation capital of the world: Silicon Valley.

Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2017
Film Screening: April 21, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

How do you submit? Films can be up to 10 minutes. There are 5 categories for films:
  1. Drama: any serious-minded fictional story telling, like: family/relationship drama, thriller, horror, suspense, adventure, romance. Make us think, cry, feel, cringe, or all of the above!
  2. Comedy/Musical: music videos, comic sketches, satire, mockumentary, dance videos, extreme tomfoolery. Put us in stitches, give us knee-slappers, drop real zingers!
  3. Documentary Enlighten us! Tell a real story! Be the detective of truth!
  4. Experimental: avant-garde, art house, surrealism, cinematic poetry, personal expression, artistic interpretation, abstraction. Mad scientists of the silver screen, blow our minds!
  5. Social Justice: our special theme, which can overlap with categories above: social crusading, political provocation, spurring to action. Ignite the flames of change!
Submit your work using this Google form:
The festival will be streamed live! The audience – there and around the world – will vote via text on their favorite film. Audience Choice Award comes with $104.21!
If you have any questions, reach out to Nick at

-The SHPIFF Team
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