Santa Clarita International Film Festival Set To Open Next Week – Hometown Station | KHTS FM 98.1 & AM 1220 – Radio Santa Clarita


The inaugural Santa Clarita International Film Festival (SCIFF) is set to kick off in Old Town Newhall next week.

The opening night of the festival from December 9 to 12 is scheduled to take place at the brand new Laemmle Theater in Newhall Old Town. After the opening night, the rest of the festival will be held a short drive from the Valencia Regal Edwards Theater.

With prize giveaways scheduled for the evening of Saturday, December 12, giving the community four nights full of fun. The festival is expected to welcome local actors, musicians and groups, in addition to dozens of films of all lengths.

See related: VIDEO: A glimpse of the new Laemmle Theater in Newhall Old Town

Opening night festivities are slated to be chaired by famed Southern California news broadcaster Fritz Coleman. Coleman, a well-known comedian, spent his forty-year career with NBC before stepping down from his role as weather presenter.

An interesting feature of this year’s festival is that a selection of films will be available to stream online. Of the 100 short films obtained for the festival, around 30 are in preparation for screening almost anywhere in the world.

Among the submissions to the festival, content spans the entire map, from comedy to religion, to drama, and more. If you are a true cinema connoisseur with an appreciation for the visual arts, this is the festival to attend.

The opening night feature set to debut on the weekend is Drew Dickler and Jake Hochendoner’s “Fireboys”. The feature film focuses on the lives of young people incarcerated at Pine Grove Conservation Camp east of Sacramento. The young men in this film have a unique opportunity: to build a career as a firefighter.

See related: Inmate Camp Teams: Unsung heroes battling the Santa Clarita brush fires

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