Monday, October 31, 2016

Call For Entries Open for CSFF 2017

Attention filmmakers!  It is that time of the year to start thinking about making a film for the CinéStudent Film Festival. This year, the festival will be held on March 17, 2017.

Submissions are due by February 20, 2017.  Submit at

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fright Fest 2016 is coming!

It's that time of year. Fright Fest 2016 is coming on Thursday, October 27.  Join the EG Film Club for a night of scares.

  • Several short horror films
  • A screening of the film 1408, starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson

Fright Fest starts at 7:00 pm in the Elk Grove High School Theater. All are welcome. Only $2.

Monday, August 29, 2016

First Meeting is on Thursday, September 1

Do you like movies? Do you like making movies? Then the Elk Grove Film Club is for you!

Come to our first meeting this Thursday, September 1, 2016. We will discuss the club and upcoming events. And we will also watch the 1975 classic, Jaws.

All are welcome!

Monday, June 6, 2016

EGFC Produced Video for the Elk Grove Parent Teacher Council

For the last 3 decades, the Elk grove Parent Teacher Council has hosted the "Holiday Sampler Arts and Crafts Show" the first Sunday of November. The purpose of the show is to raise funds that go right back to the school to help run clubs and activities. The EG Film Club has received generous grants from the PTC.

Several Elk Grove Film Club students filmed the craft show in 2015 and we just completed a video that shows just how important the Craft Show is to the students of Elk Grove High School.

Monday, April 11, 2016

For immediate release: A Slice of Hollywood is coming to Elk Grove High School

A slice of Hollywood is once again coming to Elk Grove High School

The CinéStudent Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for this year’s student festival. The festival is open to any high school student in and around the Chicago area. The films can be of any genre as long as they are under 10 minutes in length.

This year the festival will be offering cash and prize awards in several categories including a grand prize for the best picture.

“We are lucky to have as an official sponsor of the festival Tribeca Flashpoint College,” says Bruce Janu, the Elk Grove Film Club sponsor and director of the CinéStudent Film Festival. Tribeca Flashpoint College, located in the heart of downtown Chicago, has donated a spot in a filmmaking summer camp experience designed for high school students. The value of this package is over $900.

“The winner of this year’s CSFF has a great opportunity to learn filmmaking with other high school students on the latest and most advanced filmmaking equipment,” Janu said. “So get your films in now.”

Completed films are due by May 1, 2016.  Official rules and submission instructions can be found at

The films will be shown at this year’s festival on the evening of May 21, 2016 at Elk grove High School. The festival will also be shown at Elk Grove TV Channel 6.


Bruce Janu
Elk Grove Film Club Sponsor

Sunday, February 28, 2016

What is a Grenadier?

Over the last couple of days, members of the EG Film Club have been filming our Grenadier for a short film to highlight that unique mascot of ours. Severals students donned the costumes, other set up shots and managed crowds in order to get the best footage for our film.

And here it is: Our Grenadier a film by the Elk Grove Film Club.  Enjoy.  Oh, and don't forget to vote in the Comcast Sportsnet Mascot Competition!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

TRIBECA FLASHPOINT COLLEGE: New OFFICIAL Sponsor of the 2016 CinéStudent Film Festival

Tribeca Flashpoint CollegeWe are proud to announce the new OFFICIAL sponsor of the 2016 CinéStudent Film Festival:
Tribeca Flashpoint College.

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Tribeca Flashpoint College offers students degrees in the digital arts, with specializations in film, animation, marketing and audio production.  The College has also donated as a grand prize award for a CSFF winner a summer experience in the "2016 Next Level Workshop," a $900 value. As a part of this program, a high school filmmaker will work with other high school students from all over the country to participate in an intensive training in film production.

We thank Tribeca Flashpoint College for partnering with Elk Grove Film Club and the CinéStduent Film Festival to help bring this year's festival to a higher level.

Filmmakers, don't miss your chance! Start making your films!  More information can be found at the CinéStudent Film Festival Website.

Visit Tribeca Flashpoint College for more information.