Students’ Film About Gentrification of Tenderloin to Screen in Hollywood at Campus MovieFest

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Xavier Galindo and co-director Don Allen Stevenson III thought they wouldn’t be able to premiere their first film together after encountering issues with lawyers and consent forms from actors. To their surprise, a jury of faculty and peers from SF State awarded them with an invitation to Hollywood to screen their film in front of thousands of students from across the nation. Galindo and Stevenson were one of 119 teams that entered their films into the 2014 Campus MovieFest competition. Only 16 films were showcased at the finale October 9 in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Four of those teams were selected for the Jury Award and an invitation to go to Hollywood for CMF’s summit event. Galindo and Stevenson are Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts majors and this was their first time entering a piece in the festival. Their film “Change” showed the gentrification of the Tenderloin district and how one native stands up for the place he grew up in.