Mt. Pleasant High School Student Film “Dreamers” Official Selection in Big Ideas & Official Latino Film & Arts Festivals

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East Side Union High School District

San Jose, CA – “Dreamers” was selected into two film festivals, Big Ideas Film Festival in Antioch, CA, in which Angel Mendoza garnered a nomination for Best Editor. The second film festival for “Dreamers” is the upcoming Official Latino Film and Arts Festival in Coachella, CA from October 11 – 14, 2018.

The film was selected among professional filmmakers across the country, a huge achievement and honor for a film created by high school students. The Official Latino Film and Arts Festival showcases films that are written, directed, and/or produced by U.S. Latino filmmakers from across the country with a mission to support these emerging filmmakers with culturally inclusive films and storylines. 

The film was created by three former Mt. Pleasant High School seniors during their participation in the school’s award-winning Multimedia Academy. The Class of 2018 filmmakers include Luis Luna, Angel Mendoza, and Daniel Valderrama. 

“Our students have so much talent for creating film and they choose topics they are passionate about and relevant to them,” said William Cavada, Mt. Pleasant High School Multimedia Academy teacher. “I’m very proud of these students and the many that have walked, and will walk, through our doors wanting to tell their stories to the world in film.”

You can view the film at