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August 3, 2009 (El Cajon)  Grossmont College in El Cajon will host a one-day film festival featuring 20 films produced by students and independent filmmakers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. The public is invited to attend. An all-day admission ticket is $5. In addition to film viewing, workshops will be delivered on script writing, casting calls and tips on how to make a film for under $500.


Speakers will include actress Mickey Harrison, filmmaker Michael Gier, cinematographer John Snedden and Kathy McCurdy, location manager with the San Diego Film Commission. Films in a variety of genres, including music videos, horror, comedy, drama, mystery, education and documentary, will be viewed at the college’s Stagehouse Theatre, located on campus near Parking Lot #1 and the exterior Aztec wall mural.


The film festival is organized by the East County Optimist Club of the Performing Arts. For additional event information, visit, or contact Michael Black at (619) 279-1532. Grossmont College is located at 8800 Grossmont College Dr., in El Cajon. For driving directions and a campus map, visit

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