LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Santa Clarita International Film Festival is set to captivate audiences and celebrate the magic of cinema during its annual event, scheduled from December 7 to December 10, 2023, at the Laemmle Theater on Lyons Avenue. The festival offers a spectacular film lineup, special guests, and immersive experiences.
The festivities kick off with a vibrant homage to Latin American culture on opening night. The featured film, “Heroes,” a captivating Mexican production, sets the stage for an unforgettable experience. Renowned comedian Joey Medina of the original Latin Kings of Comedy will serve as the master of ceremonies, ensuring an evening of laughter and entertainment. Following the screenings, attendees can enjoy the rhythmic beats of Latin music featuring Tejano bands from San Antonio and local talent from Santa Clarita.
Highlights of the Festival include the SCIFF Headbangers Award presented by the Metal Hall of Fame. The lineup also consists of the documentary “Louder Than Rock,” featuring Elton John and Hall & Oates lead guitarist Caleb Quaye, who will perform with his band, The Faculty.
The festival goes beyond screenings, offering enlightening panels with industry legends such as Hollywood publicist Michael Levine and agent Harry Abrams. “Shot in the Arm,” a public health panel, is set for Saturday, December 9, at 6 pm. Neil deGrasse Tyson served as the Executive Producer for this project, with moderation provided by former CNN anchor Bella Shaw.
Closing Night, hosted by ex-CBS anchor Rick Garcia, promises a memorable conclusion to the festival. The main feature, “The Nana Project,” starring Mercedes Rehul, Morgan Fairchild, and other legendary actors, will take center stage. The event will culminate in the prestigious awards ceremony, featuring the presentation of the Activism Award. The award was bestowed upon Ed Begley Jr. in the previous year, and this year, it will be presented to the esteemed Erin Grey.
Last year, The Santa Clarita International Film Festival hosted 1300 individuals over four days. Anticipating a larger turnout this year, the program has been expanded to include film, music, comedy, panels, and table reads.
Known as the “Hollywood North,” Santa Clarita boasts the most film permits issued in all of Los Angeles County. With 100 existing sound stages and plans for 100 more, the city is a thriving hub for the film industry. Shadowbox Studios is establishing its LA counterpart in Santa Clarita, solidifying the city’s status as a burgeoning cinematic destination.
Founded by independent filmmakers for independent filmmakers, the Santa Clarita International Film Festival has evolved into a premier event supporting independent artists. With a commitment to being “all indie all the time,” the festival invites film enthusiasts to join in the celebration of creativity and cinematic excellence.
For more information about the Santa Clarita International Film Festival, click here: https://sciff.org/
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