Student Work

At Columbia College Hollywood, we’re proud that every student gets multiple chances to shoot films and other projects as they progress toward earning a bachelor's degree. Most students shoot several short filmmaking projects prior to shooting an original short film as their final portfolio project.

In prior years, our students' short films have been entered in a wide variety of international film festivals, frequently winning awards. Each year, ten of the best short films produced by our students are presented to the entertainment industry at our own Columbia College Hollywood Film Festival.

Here are three short films produced and directed by our students, along with a compilation reel of images of various student films made over the last few years. We hope you enjoy what you see.

A young woman in a soiled, ragged dress seems to be living alone in the woods. When she reaches out to a passing motorist for help  she puts them both at risk in a shocking and mysterious climax.  Running Time: 8 minutes 27 seconds

Clara (Emily Sandack), a suburban housewife stuck in conventionality stumbles upon hints that her beloved husband, William (Jerry Prell) has been cheating on her. Transfixed in her domestic situation, Clara re-discovers herself while baking an elegant cake for William. Running time 7 min 38 sec.

A story about a World War II Japanese fighter pilot who is asked to fly a suicide mission and the story of the wife of an American engineer working in Iraq in 2007 are intercut in this stirring drama about love, loss and survival. Running time 15 min 45 sec.