Students in grades 4-12 who live or attend school in San Mateo County are invited to learn tips on creating videos at a free Student Film Workshop offered by students in the Burlingame High School’s Environmental Club (BEC) and Nueva School’s Social Impact Filmmaking Club on Saturday, February 11. It will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Burlingame Community Center, 850 Burlingame Ave. The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the event.

Presented by the Citizens Environmental Council (CEC), the workshop is intended for students who plan to enter environmental videos in the 6th Annual CEC Student Film Fest offered by CEC and BEC. Pre-registration is required.

Those who attend the workshop will be given the opportunity to submit their videos for feedback by student coaches before they enter them in the competition.

With support from Peninsula Clean Energy, CEC will provide cash prizes that will be awarded to student filmmakers in three categories: Elementary grades 4-5 ($150), Middle School grades 6-8 ($150), High School ($150) and the Best in Fest winner ($150).

Students who wish to enter should submit an original video, not more than five minutes in length, on the environmental topic of their choice by Sunday, March 19. The final entries will be screened and winners will be announced at the CEC Student Film Fest on Tuesday, April 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. live at the Burlingame High School auditorium. The festival is open to the public and admission is free. Dave Pine, president of San Mateo County’s Board of Supervisors, will be on hand to acknowledge involvement of all participants.

Please visit here for details, rules and to submit entries. Questions can be sent to There is no charge for entries.

This is the first of eight free events that CEC will present during 2023. Details are here.