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!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2021

And the winners for CSFF 2021 are...


The 2021 CSFF Awards Show

 Coming up at 1pm, Eastern, the winners of CSFF 2021 will be announced LIVE, followed by a replay of the winning films.  Thank you everybody for making CSFF 2021 so great this year!

Friday, April 23, 2021

The 2021 CSFF Live Stream

You can access the live stream on YouTube here. Or watch below. Chat will be available on the main Youtube stream. Enjoy. If you haven't downloaded your program, do so here.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Official 2021 Program and Score Sheet

Get ready for the show! The 2021 CSFF Official Program is available for download.  There is also a score sheet so you can judge the films, too! There will be an opportunity after the screening to vote on your favorite film.  Download the program here.