High School filmmakers will be honored at KCSM’s 4th Annual Spotlight! High School Filmmaking Competition Awards Night to be held on May 2 in CSM’s Theatre. According to Katherine Russell, KCSM Producer/Director, “Video is a very popular tool for young people to express themselves, especially with today’s access to production technology. At KCSM we want to recognize young talent, and encourage them to pursue their career dreams.”

Winners in eight categories will receive Adobe Premiere editing software, Gorilla production management software, Avid Systems software, KillerTracks Sound Libraries, and $500 scholarships to the College of San Mateo. In addition, the Best-of-Show winner will receive a $1500 cash award. The young filmmakers will also have the opportunity to showcase their productions in front of thousands of Bay Area television viewers when the television series ‘Youth Cinema’ is broadcast later this year.