Student Screening Day
Each year approximately 1,100 high school students from all over the Coachella Valley converge for Student Screening Day, a highly anticipated program that presents two films from the Festival lineup and allows students to interact with the filmmakers.
Sponsored by Bank of America, Student Screening Day is more than a fieldtrip; it is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired. The screenings expose students to ideas, cultures, and people from around the globe. Representing a diverse range of perspectives and story-telling styles, the films in this series have brought all corners of the world to Coachella Valley youth.
Student Screening Day is so successful that we launched a similar day of programming during ShortFest. And because the filmmakers attending Student Screening Day at ShortFest are often just a few years on from the students themselves, they are able to bring their experience to bear in a very direct way as students contemplate next steps in their educational and career pursuits.