Before the show begins, a student mixer will be held at 6:30pm, to mark the inauguration of the newly formed club alliance: Expressive Technology Coalition (ETC).

SMC’s Film Club showcased their student film festival on May 14th, 2021 at 7:30pm via zoom. Before the show began, a student mixer was held to mark the inauguration of The Center for Media & Design’s creative club alliance: the Expressive Technology Coalition (ETC). The event was followed by an awards ceremony and a Q & A session with the student directors.

Film submissions in the festival were no longer than 20 minutes and selected from current SMC students and alumni. The majority of the projects shown here were originally created for class or club projects. Small production groups of 5-8 students will form over the summer and fall semesters to produce the remainder of projects left “on hold” due to remote instruction.

This event was co-hosted by SMC Film Club, SMC Mediamakers, Scriptwriting Club and the student leaders of ETC, and will be continued as a second mixer and screening in the Fall semester. More details are listed below this article.

ETC After Hours

Award Winners

  • Best Picture  | Amends (dir. Cyrus Jabbari)
  • Faculty Pick | TBD
  • Best Editing | Lights Out (dir. Dashiell Hamingson)
  • Best Screenplay | The Mark (dir. Loren Blazek)
  • Best Cinematography | Amends (dir. Cyrus Jabbari)
  • Best Promo | Galoculus (dir. Kat Nils) 
  • Best Directing (tie) | Amends (dir. Cyrus Jabbari) & The Mark (dir. Loren Blazek)

All Entries

Media Screening

  • Promo Teaser: Gal√≥culus 1 & 2 | edited by Kat Nilsen
  • Rub a Dub Dub | directed by Dashiell Hamingson
  • Promo Teaser: ORFAM | directed by Ali Tahani
  • BTS Promo: Kit DeZolt| edited by Kat Nilsen
  • Music Video: the Vine Tree | directed by Loren Blazek
  • Music Video: Between the Bars | created by Kat Nilsen
  • Promo Teaser: Avadhuta | directed by Rohit Khatri
  • Promo Teaser : Goldie | directed by Keno S. Neal

Film Club Film Festival

  • Ramen Day | directed by Loren Blazek
  • Good Samaritan | directed by Andre Hall
  • Lights Out | directed by Dashiell Hamingson
  • The Mark | directed by Loren Blazek
  • Amends | directed by Cyrus Jabbari

All Aboard! Fall 2021

If you are a past or current SMC student and you’d like your project to be considered for the Fall 2021 semester student media & film festival, please send to

The next collaborative mixer & event will be held on the evening of Saturday, October 30th.

Click here for more information about creative clubs at SMC, and leave a note if you’d like to volunteer as a leader on ETC’s Student Caucus.

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