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Our Film Festival Judging Process in 3 Rounds

We have three rounds of judging for each film submission. Each film is viewed and scored by 12 different judges. Furthermore, each judge is blind to the other judges ratings in the first round. The overall score is an average score of a 1-10 star system. The top 33% of films from the first round advance to the 2nd round. The 2nd round is a technical evaluation of the film. The 3rd round where the judges reach a consensus about which films will screen.

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Bill Miranda

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David Cantrell

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Ryan Mancini (former editor of The Proclaimer)

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Carl Goldman – KHTS

Carl Goldman, along with his wife, Jeri repurchased KHTS AM-1220, Santa Clarita’s hometown station on October 24, 2003. Since then, they have rebuilt KHTS as a critical voice of the Valley. In 2015 the radio station moved to its new headquarters on Main Street in Old Town Newhall, in the original Newhall Hardware building. The Goldman’s added 98.1FM in 2018, as a simulcast of AM-1220.

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Justin Phillips

Ryan Mancini is a journalist, a native Angeleno and a longtime SCV resident. He graduated from California State University Northridge with bylines in the Daily Sundial, El Nuevo Sol, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal and the Camarillo Acorn, among other publications. He recently led the Santa Clarita Valley Proclaimer as its editor-in-chief. He currently produces and co-hosts the arts and entertainment podcast "Mars on Life."

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