Santa Monica College Student Filmmakers Association members and students in advanced digital filmmaking classes will screen their films made over the semester at an on-campus event Friday, Dec. 17.

The screenings will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 214 of the SMC Art Complex, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. The event is free, as is parking. Seating is limited and available on a first-arrival basis.

The traditional end-of-semester screening features works by SMC Film Club members and Film Studies 32 students.

This bi-annual public exhibition of SMC student film work includes short films covering all genres.

The student filmmakers take great pride in showcasing their work to the campus community and to the community-at-large.

The SMC Student Filmmakers Association is one of the Inter-Club Council’s most popular student organizations on campus, SMC officials said. Films are made on ultra-low budgets, completely student-financed, and are mostly shot on digital video and edited on home computer systems.

Some of the club’s members are also film studies majors at SMC, and many have aspirations to further their education at major film schools such as UCLA and USC. In addition, the club’s most serious filmmakers have aspirations to work professionally in the motion picture industry as writers, directors and producers.

The student film screening event is sponsored by the SMC Communication Department in association with the Student Filmmakers Association.

Information, (310) 434-4588.

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