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Film Studies

The creation, presentation and study of film requires courage, passion and curiosity: courage to create individually and as part of a team, to explore ideas through action and harness the imagination, and to experiment; passion to communicate and to act communally, and to research and formulate ideas eloquently; curiosity about self and others and the world, about different traditions, techniques and knowledge, about the past and the future, and about the limitless possibilities of human expression through the art form. (

What is Film Studies All About?

2021 Winner: Sarasota Scenes by Colby Manrodt & Alex Svetcos

2021 Film Festival Awards: Red Carpet Style!

SMA 4th Annual Film Festival

Our endeavors were made possible by a generous donation by Carol and Tom Williams, as well as Sarasota Education Foundation grants.