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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Elsass Film Festival at the Rainbow Theater

Elsass Film Festival

The Elsass Film Festival, hosted at the historic Rainbow Theater in Castroville, is set to take place on May 4, 2024, and we cordially invite all students to participate and enjoy this cultural event. We are looking for submissions from area students as we celebrate the arts.The Elsass Film Festival is a celebration of the art of film making, designed to inspire, educate, and entertain audiences of all ages. As our mission is to promote the appreciation of the cinematic arts, we believe that your students would greatly benefit from creating short films that will be judged by area professionals. Prizes will be awarded in each category plus several additional prizes for professionals, and a “People’s Choice” award.Here are some key highlights of the Castroville Film Festival:Diverse Film Selection: Our desire is to find a wide range of short 8-15 minute films to cater to various age groups and interests. Our selections will reflect different cultures, perspectives, and genres, ensuring that there is something for everyone.

Educational Opportunities: In addition to screening your films and giving awards, the festival offers educational times to talk with local professionals in the film industry.  These sessions provide an excellent opportunity for students to gain insights into the art of filmmaking and storytelling.

Community Engagement: The festival is a community-driven event that fosters a sense of togetherness. It encourages cultural exchange and the exploration of various art forms.

Venue: The Rainbow Theater, a cherished historical landmark in Castroville, provides an exceptional cinematic experience. Its charming ambiance enhances the film-watching experience.We believe that the Elsass Film Festival aligns perfectly with the educational opportunities and can be a valuable addition to your curriculum. This event offers students a place to exhibit their work as well as an opportunity to entertain which will encourages critical thinking and discussions about the power of storytelling.We would be delighted to see films submitted by your students, and look forward to celebrating together on May 4, 2024.To learn more about the festival and explore how your students can participate, please check out the enclosed information and feel free to contact us by email at or by phone at 830.339.9912 with any questions or concerns.We look forward to the possibility of welcoming students from your school to the Elsass Film Festival and working together to provide them with an enriching and enlightening experience.Thank you for considering our invitation, and we hope to see you and your students work next spring at the Rainbow Theater in Castroville!

Entries Due April 15 by 5:00 p.m.


  1. Middle School: Best Picture
  2. HIgh School: Best Picture
  3. College: Best Picture
  4. Adult: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Sound, Best Visuals


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