Sunday, April 30, 2023

The 2023 ARCLight Student Film Festival Winners

Thank you to all who submitted to our festival this year. We had so many great films submitted, we wish we could have accepted them all.  Keep in mind: There is always next year!

Our judges have spoken for the 2023 season. Here are the winners:

If you would like to watch these films, the entire show is available on YouTube. Or, watch below:

Saturday, April 29, 2023

The 2023 ARCLight Student Film Festival

Today is the day! Stream the ARCLight Student Film Festival below -- stream starts at 6:30, and the show begins at 7pm (Central). Download a program here. Plus, follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The ARCLight Student Film Festival Preview Show

The 2023 ARCLight is almost here. Hosted by JHHS senior, Ally Steger, the festival is screening 18 films from all over the world. Check out the preview show below, and download a program so you too can score the films. See you Saturday! The show starts at 7pm, Central. Check back for the streaming link.

ARCLight is Coming - Saturday 7:00 pm Central

The ARCLight Student Film Festival is coming on Saturday, April 29. The stream begins at 6:30pm, with the show starting at 7pm (Central). Check back here later for the stream link. In the meantime, download the program and checkout the line-up.  Download the packet here.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Late Deadline for Submissions: April 4th!

 The  2023 ARCLight Student Film Festival is just about here. The absolute LAST day to submit is April 4th. Don't wait.  Check out the rules and submit your film at FilmFreeway.

Thursday, October 6, 2022


Submissions for The ARClight Student Film Festival are officially open!

We are accepting student films -- 10 minutes and under -- in any genre. Submit to FilmFreeway.

Regular deadline is March 15, 2023.

Late deadline is April 4, 2023 (with a $5 fee)

The festival screens at John Hersey High School on April 29.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

CSFF is now The ARCLight Student Film Festival

The Cin├ęStudent Film Festival is now the ARCLight Student Film Festival. Same festival, different name and location. Now, the festival is being hosted in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois. 

Bruce Janu, the festival director of the former Cin├ęStudent Film Festival, is currently the new librarian at Hersey High School and the new JHHS Film Club Sponsor. It only seemed natural to bring the festival into the ARC at Hersey.

Submissions open October 1, 2022 with the Festival Date April 29, 2023.

More to come soon!!!