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Mission Statement

Our mission is to discover, support, and inspire the future faces of filmmaking, and in doing so, provide awareness of independent film to high school students across the nation. 

If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.
— Stanley Kubrick

High school students from across the country are invited to submit their best films and have them be seen by a panel of industry professionals in hope of receiving feedback, coming home with one of the many prizes being offered, and seeing it on the big screen. 

The 3rd Annual Loyola Film Festival will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Hannon Theatre on campus at Loyola High School.

Films will be judged on a basis of story, filmmaking, technicality, and the overall product.


The Loyola Film Festival is open to all current high school students of the 50 states of America and the District of Columbia. All films submitted must have been made after January 1, 2015.

Everyone involved in the film's creative process (writing, directing, producing, editing, etc.) must be a high school student, with the exception of actors, who can be any age.

You are not required to attend the event if you submit a film, but it is recommended. If your film has been awarded a prize, you will have 10 days to respond before we will be forced to award another film.


Loyola High School, CELEBRATING 150 YEARS

Background - As the oldest continuously run educational institution in Southern California, Loyola High School remains committed to providing a rigorous college-preparatory education to a diverse group of young men who leave the school prepared for lives of leadership and service to their community.

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Mission - Loyola High School of Los Angeles is a Catholic college preparatory school for young men who represent the racial, ethnic, and socio-economic diversity of greater Los Angeles. In the Jesuit tradition, Loyola is committed to the development of the whole person through a challenging educational experience of academic, co-curricular, and religious opportunities. By teaching as Jesus taught, Loyola is dedicated to inspiring its students to develop as conscientious leaders and agents of change who are intellectually distinguished, morally courageous, and compassionate in service to others.