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10Th Annual SM International Teen Film Festival Call for Submissions!

Santa Monica, California. The Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 10th annual festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 6th and 7th, 2015. The Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival accepts any film made by youth 12-18, from anywhere in the world, in any genre between 60 seconds to 30 minutes in length. SUBMISSION IS FREE. Multiple submissions are accepted.

There are two ways to submit a film:

1) On-line at “Without A Box” - - You can create a FREE account and upload your film (preferred method).

2) Download an entry form, read the guidelines, and submit by mail or in person. Entry form and guidelines can be found

Submissions will be accepted through 5PM on Friday, March 6th, 2015. Selected filmmakers will be informed by Monday, April 13th, 2015. Last year 40 films were screened from a pool of over 300 short films submitted from around the globe. 18 of the 40 selected were from young filmmakers in Santa Monica and surrounding cities.

SMMUSD Hosts LCAP Webinars to

Solicit Input from Public

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will be hosting a series of LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Webinars to solicit input from parents, students, staff and community members.

In 2013, the state of California adopted a new formula for funding public education called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). When fully implemented, the LCFF will allocate funds based on specific student needs and will allow maximum flexibility at a local level.

As part of the LCFF, school districts must develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year plan called The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

The LCAP is to be written and developed with feedback and input from community stakeholder groups. Staff, parents and students will be asked to provide input on eight different components of the LCAP.

The first webinar is scheduled for November 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Stakeholders are invited to provide input into the LCAP revision by completing a post-webinar survey. The link to the webinar and survey can be found on the district’s website at:


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