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Learn the story behind the latest Santa Clarita-based film festival ahead of its Dec. 9 debut

September 27, 2021 by Matt Fernandez

The Santa Clarita Valley has long been a prime filming location and is home to the Western Walk of Stars, the mansion of silent film legend William S. Hart, California Institute of the Arts, three movie theaters and even had a show about (fictionalized) life in our town. But in spite of all this “Hollywood North” as Santa Clarita is sometimes called, the area does not have its own film festival. 

Musicians and artists can file now to be part of SCIFF; Proclaimer partnering with film festival

October 12, 2021 by Ryan Mancini

Ahead of what looks to be a massive spectacle, the Santa Clarita International Film Festival is calling all local artists and musicians in the region interested in performing live music or comedy and  displaying their art from the Dec. 9 launch until Dec. 12.

“We want to support – as much as possible – the artists here and in the San Fernando Valley,” said Lisa deSouza, who is spearheading SCIFF and serving as one of the festival’s judges. “The question is how do we get to them, it’s easier said than done. Part of the biggest challenge is just getting the word out there so people know we exist. Year two, year three is a different story – year one, we’re pushing the boiler over the hill. It’s definitely been an interesting journey.”

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The Santa Clarita Valley Is Ready for Its Closeup Hollywood North Prepares For Its First International Film Festival Coming December 9th thru 12th

by Santa Clarita Magazine | Nov 3, 2021 | Community

The Santa Clarita International Film Festival (SCIFF) Will Hold Its Opening Night Ceremony on December 9th. Legendary Los Angeles Weatherman/Emmy Award Winning Comic Fritz Coleman to Host at the Newly Opened Newhall Laemmle Theater .
Festival Screening Nights to Commence on December 10th thru 12th at the Regal Edwards Theater in Neighboring Valencia.
The first of its kind, the Santa Clarita International Film Festival (SCIFF), is set to begin on December 9th-12th, 2021 with opening night for the festival being held at the Laemmle theater’s recently opened Newhall location, and hosted by Southern California broadcasting icon and beloved weathercaster, Fritz Coleman. Coleman spent his forty-year career at NBC but is also a well-known comic.