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7 Sierra students part of film festival
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Films produced by seven Sierra High students will be shown on a screen at Brenden Theaters in Vacaville on Thursday.

Their works are among 29 films selected from 79 entries for the 14th Annual EYE Light Film Festival in Vacaville. It is the first time ever that Sierra High student work has been accepted for the festival.

The festival takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brenden Theaters, 531 Davis St., in Vacaville.

.The Sierra students whose films were accepted are  Jenny Anderson, Alex Aslami, Chabryel Fay, Hannah Goe, Jojo Macias, Natasha Wilson, and Mariah Young. 

Producer Leonard Carillo started the festival as part of a visual media arts program for Buckingham Charter Magnet High School. The first year featured the student film “Ashes” that starred famous character actor Charlie Holiday.

The festival is currently promoted by the Vacavalley Youth Video Association, a non-profit started to provide high school students with hands on education, shadowing and internship opportunities, and scholarship.

Tickets will be on sale at the door and are on sale on-line at:

The Sierra students are under the tutelage of visual arts teacher Lynn Larsen. Sierra is gearing up to add the be.connected academy into its curriculum next school year.