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NEWSLETTER N° 501: march 18rd, 2011

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Santa Cruz Film Festival to Kick Off Extravaganza April 9, 2011

  The Santa Cruz Film Festival is celebrating the launch of its 10th Anniversary Season with a red carpet gala tribute to old Hollywood at the fabulous Top of the Ritt in Downtown Santa Cruz. Come as your favorite star from the golden age of cinema!   Join the Festival team, supporters, filmmakers and other film lovers at the 2011 SCFF Kick Off Extravaganza and see for yourself what this year's Festival will bring. This is one event in Sa...

NEWSLETTER N° 475: September 3, 2010

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Presentation of the Santa Cruz Film Festival

Honoring today's most creative independent moving image artists, SCFF presents Audience Awards for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Narrative, Short Documentary, Animated Work, Experimental Work, Student-Produced Work, Youth-Produced Work, and Locally-Produced Work. Jury Prizes are awarded in the Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Emerging Filmmaker and EarthVision Environmental Film categories. Director of Programming Julian Soler commented, "Over the past nine years, the San...

Santa Cruz Film Festival Announces its Call for Entries

The Santa Cruz Film Festival (SCFF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of moving image arts in California’s Greater Monterey Bay Area, announces the call for entries for its tenth season, May 5-14, 2011.  One of the largest and most prominent cultural events in the Central Coast, SCFF is committed to showcasing new moving image art from around the globe, and blending it with one-of-a-kind interactive experiences featuring local artists, dancers and oth...

Santa Cruz Film Festival Award Winners Announced at Closing Night Gala, Saturday, May 15 at the Historic Del Mar Theatre

The Santa Cruz Film Festival, an annual celebration of independent cinema and culture in California's Greater Monterey Bay area, announced on Saturday, May 15 the winners of the Grand Jury Prizes and Audience Awards. The juries for each of the award sections was comprised of local and industry professionals that reviewed five selections in each category.  Winners were chosen based on a weighted average of quantitative results submitted by each juror. Audience award winners were dete...

Santa Cruz Film Festival Update

The 9th Santa Cruz Film Festival will run May 6-15, 2010. Festival TransitionsFollowing the conclusion of SCFF 2009, the Festival underwent a considerable transition. SCFF Founder and Executive Director Jane Sullivan decided to take a leave of absence. We wish Jane the best of luck in her travels and look forward to her return refreshed and reinvigorated."I will be taking some time off to pursue various projects," Jane said, "and trust that you all will continue to support the Santa Cruz Film...

The Santa Cruz Film Festival & EarthVision International Environmental Film Festival Announce Alliance for 2009 and Beyond

The Santa Cruz Film Festival (SCFF), a celebration of independent-minded filmmakers, is excited to announce its new merger with The EarthVision Environmental International Film Festival. Since 2002, SCFF has brought over 800 films and tens of thousands of film lovers from all over the world to the beautiful beaches, breathtaking redwoods and theatre houses of Santa Cruz. The EarthVision recently celebrated 10 years of showcasing films about crucial ecological issues that have inspired viewers to...


Greetings from the sun and surf of Santa Cruz!    As we gear up for next May, I wanted to take a look back at the 2008 Festival and share with you the activities of some of the films we presented then.  It was a fantastic Festival with a terrific program (if I may so myself).  Over those nine beautiful Spring days, we screened 149 films from all over the world to a record audience of nearly 8000 film lovers.  This is truly a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of our commun...

The Santa Cruz Film Festival VIII : The SCgreening Party May 7-9, 2009

The Santa Cruz Film Festival (SCFF), a celebration of independent-minded filmmakers and artists who produce culturally relevant and ideologically challenging work, announces the call for entries for its eighth edition, May 7-16, 2009. Since 2002, SCFF has brought more than 800 films and tens of thousands of film lovers from all over the world to the beautiful beaches and breathtaking redwoods of Santa Cruz for nine


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