April 30, 2016

Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners from the 13th annual El Dorado Film Festival held on Friday, April 29th.  We hope to have all of the winners and nominated films available in our online screening room later in the week.


BEST SHORT FILM: "Los Ninos Exploradores" submitted by Katie Ann O'Keefe and Kaila Sahagun

BEST MUSIC VIDEO: "Game Over" submitted by Katie Ann O'Keefe

BEST DOCUMENTARY: "Beyond a Daut" submitted by Caleb Garrett a...

April 25, 2016

The 13th Annual EL DORADO FILM FESTIVAL will be held this Friday evening (April 29th) here on campus at the Performing Arts Center.  The red carpet receptions begins at 6pm just outside the PAC doors and features the talented performing group THE KYLE REED EXPERIENCE as entertainment. Doors open at 6:45 and the show is scheduled to start promptly at 7pm.  We expect the show to last a little over 2 hours with a short intermission.  We had over 70 entri...

April 18, 2016

Two groups of EDHS filmmakers are finalists in the Courageous Persuaders anti-drinking PSA contest.  They are currently among the top 60 in the nation.  Please go LIKE their videos on Youtube to VOTE for them.








April 18, 2016

DMAA students Katie Ann O’Keefe ‘16 and Caleb Garrett ‘17 have been named as finalists by The OC Register’s Varsity Arts, Artist of the Year program, in the category of filmmaking.


Filmmakers include those who work as directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, writers and animators on fiction films, nonfiction/documentaries and animation. The winner will be announced in the May 1 edition of Varsity Arts.


The story appeared online on April 15 and...

April 9, 2016

Be sure to enter all of your best video work from this year into the 2016 El Dorado Film Festival.  ENTRIES ARE DUE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13th.  

All entries need to be submitted via our FILMFREEWAY online account at:  




It is free to enter.  Categories include: Short Film, Documentary, Spot-Feature (News), Commercial, PSA, Experimental, Animation, and Poetic Convergence.  Poetic Convergence entries o...

April 4, 2016

Devyn Kontur is a finalist in the Imagination Celebration Poster Contest for her photograph entitled "Discovering the Past, Discovering the Future." Please VOTE FOR HER PHOTO by clicking on the OC Spark link below and selecting her photograph. Hawk Pride.



April 3, 2016

El Dorado High School's weekly school broadcast, Hawk Talk, was named Best Broadcast for 2015-2016 at the Orange County Film Festival on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016.  Most of the class was in attendance Saturday night, and News Director Caleb Garrett accepted the award on their behalf.

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