So, as you guys may or may not know, I’m part of a couple different organizations here at Cal State LA. One of them is Cinematic Visions. We are Cal State LA’s film club, and we are super excited because we have a huge event coming up! If you are a Cal State LA student and would like to join, please contact one of the Board Members, via Facebook! Click the link above!!!

I had a one on one quick little interview with the Cinematic Visions President: Cruz Castillo and this is what he had to say:

E: “What is Cinematic Visions?”
C: “CV is Cal State LA’s official film club and it’s been around for over 10 years; we work in tangent with the Golden Eagle Film Festival. It’s a place for students [of any major] who are interested in the Entertainment Industry to come together and work on projects, make films, produce products, network and teach each other new things.”


The Golden Eagle Film Festival is Cal State LA’s annual film festival, and we [Cinematic Visions] are super ecstatic to run it!unnamed

E: “What are you doing for the Golden Eagle Film Festival?”
C: “The club has been in charge of gearing all of the paper work up for the event since the beginning of the year, [the club] has been in charge of keeping up with all of the social media relating the festival, [the club has] been in charge of setting up local bands and other school groups like Golden Eagle Radio and Golden Eagle TV, so they can work in tangent with us [Cinematic Visions]. We are going to have Cal State LA organizations like the Animation Club, HerCampus, Golden Eagle Radio, among others, have their own local booths at the festival, because the purpose of this festival is to network and advertise.”

E: “What are you personally doing for the festival?”
C: “I am the director of the film festival, I deal with the budget, the paperwork and all of the people involved.”


E: What are you hoping to get from the Film Festival?
C: “I am hoping that this will be an opportunity for students to showcase their work. Since Cal State LA is one of the most diverse campuses in the United States, and Los Angeles is the heart of the Entertainment Industry, it would be a great chance for all students to come together and let Los Angeles know what they’re all about.”

GEFF action shot

E: How are you funding the Golden Eagle Film Festival?
C: “We are getting money from a lot of different venues. ASI [Associated Students Inc.] is helping us a lot. Also, Dr. John Ramirez, the head Chair of the Television, Film and Media Studies Department here at Cal State LA, is helping us get money through the TVF 454: Special Topics in BCST class. Cinematic Visions has also been fundraising all year long to raise money for the festival. We have an IndieGoGo page.”

GEFF Submissions

E: Can you explain what IndieGoGo is?
C: “IndieGoGo is a way to campaign to raise money for independent projects, so please help us out and donate!”

If you are interested in donating to our wonderful cause, please watch this INDIEGOGO Video, and hopefully you will be convinced to help us out!

The GOLDEN EAGLE FILM FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON: May 29th 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. and May 30th 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. At Cal State LA. Free of charge.

This is one of the many amazing organizations that I am part of here at Cal State LA, and if you are interested in joining, please be sure to contact us!


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