SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Teens are reporting from the red carpet at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

The students are from Santa Barbara Middle School Teen Press.

The group got its start during the festival eight years ago.

Students said they are enjoying amazing interview opportunities.

Some of them sharpened their reporting skills talking to Cate Blanchette.

Miranda Starkey said she had to keep calm because it was so overwhelming interviewing someone so famous

Lulu Blau said it's important to look them in the eye and to ask original questions.

To watch their interviews go to sbmsteenpress.org.