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MPT Events


Come and join us at all of these great events. Want to create an event yourself? Speak with Lia Garcia or write We welcome student inspired events and screenings


Sprockets Film Festival

Sprockets Film Festival is the only projected 16mm film festival at Academy of Art.  Submissions are accepted throughout the year and typically drawn from the Cinematography 1 and Experimental Film Classes.  Any student with a finished 16mm film is encouraged to submit to Sprockets

Popcorn With Jana

Popcorn With Jana is a series of small screenings that runs each year from late Fall through the Winter.  These screenings will take place in the MPT Screening Room, Room 102 at 466 Townsend.  If you'd like to sign up for Popcorn With Jana, please email Justin at

Our first Popcorn With Jana event will take place Monday, 9/19/2016, 7-10pm in room 102 at 466 Townsend.

Experimental Film Festival

Experimental Film Festival is held annually late in the Fall Semester.  Any Academy of Art student may enter their work.  Judging is done entirely by Academy students.  Prizes are given to the top 4 or 5 films.  For more information visit the Film Post room in the basement of 79 New Montgomery

Annual Film Festival

Each year, in Spring, MPT showcases its best and brightest student work at the Annual MPT Film Festial.  More info will be coming soon


Script Coverage Event

We are live-streaming a three-part special event to teach you valuable skills that will help you get a job in the film & TV industry. You will learn about script coverage, what it is and how to write it. This is a very useful and in-demand skill in today’s industry. Not only is it a great job skill that will help you get hired, but knowing how to write effective coverage will hone your own ability to read and write scripts.

PART 1: Wednesday, October 19 - Click here to view the event recording.

PART 2: Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 PM (Pacific Time) - Click here to view the event recording.

  • Review of homework and recap. Discussion of what to look for when reviewing films. Q&A discussion.
  • Script Coverage Examples

PART 3: Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 PM (Pacific Time) - Click here to view the event at that time.

We look forward to seeing you there!