The Los Angeles International Student Film Festival will host an annual festival dedicated solely to screening work created by students enrolled in high school, undergraduate and graduate programs. By focusing on student films on an international level we are bringing together a global community of filmmakers who share the common goal of education and artistic expression. Programming is aimed towards creating a rich pallet of unique perspectives thereby exposing our audience to new concepts, stories, and people. Our award program will provide a grant to the filmmaker in each age category that stands out as the most innovative as decided by our jury panel. Awards are given with the intent to enhance student films by supplying added financial backing to their projects and decreasing the stress of raising money while creating films and going to school. Most importantly the festival will give talented students a sound board from which to be heard and motivate them to further delve into their craft.