Santa Clarita Film FestivalFilm is alive in the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend.  Today, Saturday January 8th, and tomorrow, Sunday January 9th, the annual SCV Film Festival is taking place offering film screenings and appearances from professionals and new comers.  In addition there will be films created by students, including junior high school and high school film makers.  The film festival kicked off on Friday evening in Old Town Newhall.

A wonderful aspect of the Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival is that the films being shown are suitable for all ages.  The films allow access to the creativity of those who are new to the business and allow a platform for analysis and great discussion.  The ability to see professional films side by side with those created by students is a unique experience for film buffs in Santa Clarita.

SCV Film Festival Schedule
Films are being shown at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main St., Newhall, CA 91321. Daily passes for the festival are $8 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. (Unless otherwise noted, films are appropriate for all audiences and are short films.)

Saturday, Jan. 8

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Script 2 Screen
(films appropriate for all ages)
"Through My Eyes"
"Big Ellie"
"Kung Fu"
"Car Safety" (COC Junior High Summer Institute)
"Interplanetary Footage" (COC Junior High Summer Institute)
"Alex and the Ghosts"*
"Alex & Alex"*
"The History of Space Flight"*

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Junior High School (films appropriate for all ages)
Arroyo Seco Junior High
"Buckle Up"
"The Duel"
"Ocean Litter"

Castaic Middle School
"Life is Good"
"Go for Broke"
"Together We Can Learn from Our Mistakes" (from Reflections PTA Contest)
"Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft"*
"The Mustard Stain"*

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Professional Shorts (films appropriate for ages 13 and up)
"The Show"*
"Long Story Short"*
"Grandma's House"*
"Journey of a Paper Son"*
"The Girl Who Cried Pearls"* **

Sunday, Jan. 9

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. High School (films appropriate for ages 13 and up)
Saugus High School
"Into the Woods"

Golden Valley High School
"Unity Through Music and Education"
"Citizens of Tomorrow"

West Ranch High School
"Stockholm Syndrome"
"White Houses"
"Finding Mr. Smith" (SCV Film Festival Summer Institute)
"No Pity"
"Love...Forever and Always"
"Jr. Posse"*

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Awards Ceremony
Best Script 2 Screen Film
Best Junior High School Film
Best High School Film
Best College Film
Best Film Shot on Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Short Film

* Professional Shorts mixed in with student films

** Film is appropriate for age 17 and up due to language or adult content

Call (661) 251-0274 for more information or to reserve tickets.

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