photo by Brad Kester
Canyon Crest Academy’s (CCA) Envision Cinema Conservatory and CCA-TV students have experienced some impressive success in recent months. Their entries earned Best High School Journalism/News Program, Best Short Film, and Best Cinematography in the state at the California Student Media Festival in Los Angeles. They also received multiple honors at the San Diego Innovative Video in Education (IVIE) Awards held in Coronado, where they won Best Cross Curricular and Best Global Village awards.

Conservatory students also recently made history by being the first in the country to produce and screen two documentaries at an IMAX theater. Moviegoers gathered at the sold-out Edwards Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX in Mira Mesa for the screenings of student-produced films Bee Conscious and Change is in the Water. CCA Cinema Coordinator Mark Raines said it was a great opportunity for the students to create and share films about real issues that impact the community. Discover more at