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February 9, 1994 | ROBERT LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It isn't easy launching a new film festival--even under the best of conditions. It can be difficult to generate enough attention to draw a large audience. And competition for films, in an age when it seems most medium-sized cities boast of a local film festival, can be stiff. Good speakers are hard to find, and the amount of organizational work is enormous. And a large earthquake makes things even tougher.
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March 9, 2001 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It still doesn't rival Sundance or Telluride, but the Santa Clarita International Film Festival has proved to be as hardy as the region's desert vegetation. The seventh annual film fest starts this afternoon and will offer a week's worth of family movies, industry panels, workshops and readings of original screenplays.
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January 9, 1997
The third annual Santa Clarita International Film Festival, which takes place at various locations Feb. 7 to 13, has extended its entry deadline to Jan. 15. The festival is seeking family-themed features, animated films, documentaries and shorts, in addition to new screenplays. As part of the festival, the movie "Fly Away Home" will be recognized for providing "outstanding family entertainment" during an awards dinner on Feb. 13 at the Odyssey restaurant in Granada Hills.
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February 9, 1998 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Santa Clarita International Film Festival promises no sex, no violence and no bad words. Well, admits festival director Chris Shoemaker, "We have 'damn' and 'hell.' " The 4-year-old festival, which runs through Friday, claims title to being the only "family" film festival in the country. This year's 44 films, documentaries and animation specials, said Shoemaker, all celebrate positive themes such as families and the human spirit. Gratuitous sex, violence and profanity are forbidden here.
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February 9, 1998 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Santa Clarita International Film Festival promises no sex, no violence and no bad words. Well, admits festival director Chris Shoemaker, "We have 'damn' and 'hell.' " The 4-year-old festival, which runs through Friday, claims title to being the only "family" film festival in the country. This year's 44 films, documentaries and animation specials, said Shoemaker, all celebrate positive themes such as families and the human spirit. Gratuitous sex, violence and profanity are forbidden here.
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March 9, 2001 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It still doesn't rival Sundance or Telluride, but the Santa Clarita International Film Festival has proved to be as hardy as the region's desert vegetation. The seventh annual film fest starts this afternoon and will offer a week's worth of family movies, industry panels, workshops and readings of original screenplays.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1997 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You won't see any splatter films or bondage farces at the Third Annual Santa Clarita International Film Festival, which opens Friday. Unlike Sundance or Telluride, this is the world's first proudly family-oriented film festival, a week of features, short films, documentaries, animation and special events that may perplex but won't offend your mother.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2001 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN
It still doesn't rival Sundance or Telluride, but the Santa Clarita International Film Festival has proved as hardy as the region's desert vegetation. The seventh annual film fest starts this afternoon, and once again the event will offer a week's worth of movies appropriate for families, along with industry panels, workshops and readings of original screenplays.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1997
You won't see any splatter films or bondage farces at the Third Annual Santa Clarita International Film Festival, which opens Friday. Unlike Sundance or Telluride, this is the world's first proudly family-oriented film festival, a week of features, short films, documentaries, animation and special events that may perplex but won't offend your mother.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1997
The third annual Santa Clarita International Film Festival, which takes place at various locations Feb. 7 to 13, has extended its entry deadline to Jan. 15. The festival is seeking family-themed features, animated films, documentaries and shorts, in addition to new screenplays. As part of the festival, the movie "Fly Away Home" will be recognized for providing "outstanding family entertainment" during an awards dinner on Feb. 13 at the Odyssey restaurant in Granada Hills.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 1994 | ROBERT LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It isn't easy launching a new film festival--even under the best of conditions. It can be difficult to generate enough attention to draw a large audience. And competition for films, in an age when it seems most medium-sized cities boast of a local film festival, can be stiff. Good speakers are hard to find, and the amount of organizational work is enormous. And a large earthquake makes things even tougher.
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March 24, 1994 | SCOTT HARRIS
If Hollywood had made "Seasons of the Heart," the villain would have been more vivid. Jed and Martha Richards, pioneers trekking across the Old West, would have lost their little girls to outlaws or "Injuns," not illness. And the old preacher who matches the grieving couple with an orphan boy, he'd be a rascal--an Elmer Gantry type, perhaps, with an eye on the pretty young wife. But Deborah G.
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