SPONSOR - Presenting Sponsor


The Santa Clarita International Film Festival is thrilled to be working with the Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation.

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The Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation underwrites lectures, scholarships and awards for deserving film and theater students at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country.  The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, USC School of Cinematic Arts, College of the Canyons, The Actor’s Fund, Syracuse University, The University of Wyoming, The Los Angeles Student Media Festival, The Magic Castle, The Hollywood Heritage Museum, The Motion Picture Mothers, Santa Barbara Ensemble Theatre, Ebony Repertory Theatre, The Friends of Oakridge, Stars Academy and The Santa Clarita International Film Festival are but a few that enjoy the support of the Foundation.


Unique from most other foundations, our recipients MUST KNOW who the benefactor is, so to apply for a scholarship all one needs to do is watch either a Jack Oakie or Victoria Horne Oakie film, write a brief synopsis of the film and describe what contributions and/or changes they would have made if they served on the film’s crew.  These ‘essays’ are submitted to the Dean of the school or other individual(s) reviewing the essays and the successful applicants are selected.  The Foundation takes no part in the selection process and since the  Oakie Foundation gifts the institutions in advance, in the early part of each year,   the scholarship or award can be presented immediately.  The ‘winning’ entries are then forwarded to the Foundation. 


 Jack Oakie said “GIVE THE MONEY TO THE KIDS” (over 10,000,000 awarded so far) and Mrs. Oakie instructed the trustees of the Foundation to keep the name of her husband and his work alive.  We’re doing just that!