By Amy Maginnis-Honey
About 30 films, including music videos, dramas and documentaries, were screened in the Solano Community College Performing Arts Center during the 17th annual EYE Light Film Festival.
The contest was open to students in middle school to junior college.
Entries came in from around Northern California, organizer Lynn Larsen said.
The festival was launched at Buckingham Charter Magnet School in Vacaville. Larsen took over in 2011 with the VacaValley Youth Video Affiliation.
The VYVA Inc. is a nonprofit scholarship organization that supports visual media arts and education. The annual film festival is dedicated to highlighting independent short films from a variety of genres created by young filmmakers.