Students in Action

CCA's Film students have a wide range of production opportunities, working on their own projects and crewing on fellow students' projects, shooting in the field, on location, and within the Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage.

Outside the Classroom

Class field-trip opportunities have included visiting such professional venues as Sundance Film Festival and Skywalker Ranch, located in the countryside of Marin County in Northern California.

Student Films


"James" -- First-Place Winner, 2011 R.A.W. Video (real artists at work)

Film Program students Lina Vezzani-Katano, Erik Lee, Fred Kolouch, and Yeni Che are the collective first-place winners for this short documentary about an industrious Fashion Design student who gives fashion design his own personal makeover!


"CCA Life" -- Second-Place Winner, 2011 R.A.W. Video (real artists at work)

Film student Bander Saleh's CCA Life took second place in CCA's fourth annual R.A.W. Video (young artists at work) contest.


"Hamburger Art" -- 2011 R.A.W. Video (real artists at work)

The short film Hamburger Art, by Film student Sky Richards, placed third in CCA's fourth annual R.A.W. Video (young artists at work) contest.


"In and Out of the Studio" -- 2011 R.A.W. Video (real artists at work)

CCA Film student Kevin Cho's video submission, In and Out of the Studio, offers a creative insight into what it's like to study at CCA, both inside the studio and off-campus in San Francisco.


"Action 2010": Winner of the Vote Again 2010 Video Contest

CCA Film students Ted Hayden's and Sunday Wang's video submission, Action 2010, which in a surreal visual style depicts a young voter on a symbolic journey toward mailing in her absentee ballot, was awarded first place in the Vote Again 2010 Video Contest.


"Gray Sally" Receives Audience Award

The Advanced Production class produced Gray Sally, which earned the Audience Award at Night/Light, the 2010 end-of-year Film Program show.


"CCA Getting Out for Oakland's First Fridays" by Edward Hayden


Hanh Nguyen—Why I Chose Film at CCA



“I chose CCA because of its diversity. Now that I’m here, most of my inspiration comes from my classmates and the hard work they do. Watching a class take their ideas from the first step to the final stage is such an inspiring process."