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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?

L’amour de les Ballons, A film by Kellen, Vanessa and Alexa

Watch the Trailer for the winning film of the 2019 SMA Film Festival!

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