Students from Canyon Crest Academy’s (CCA) Envision Cinema and CCA-TV competed in the All American High School Film Festival in New York City in October. Seven films and videos from CCA were featured as official selections, and three CCA student filmmakers were finalists in the Refinery 29 “2020” category for their film An Inside Look At Planned Parenthood. Katy Laliotis, Melanie An, and Campbell Moore’s documentary responded to the category’s request to imagine the world in 2020 and focus on a hot-button topic. It was the fourth year that CCA Envision Cinema had films featured at the festival.

“As a teacher, it is always amazing for me to see our students’ work screened in some of the biggest and best theaters in America,” said CCA Envision Cinema Coordinator Mark Raines. “Our students produce such dynamic and creative films, the more people who are able to watch their films the better.” Learn more about the Envision Cinema program at