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 Santa Cruz Film Festival kicks off 2012 season

Media Contact: Anne Rodman, Director of Communications

 SCFF in the news


May 10, 2012

For the 11th year, the Santa Cruz Film Festival gives directors, writers and actors to showcase their passions

Christa Martin for Santa Cruz Sentinel

An independent film can typically be either an epic smash or a hokey failure. Luckily, the Santa Cruz Film Festival, now in its 11th year, is interested in the former. [more]

May 08, 2012

By Scott Rappaport  news.ucsc.edu

Documentary by 20 UCSC students to premiere at SC Film Festival

Exit 426: Watsonville—a completely collaborative film made by 20 students in a UC Santa Cruz film class–will have its premiere on Sunday, May 13, at the Nickelodeon Theater in Santa Cruz. [more]

April 23, 2012

Pat Brown Documentary to Open Santa Cruz Film Festival May 10

By Sarah Langford for Infrastructure Water News

A film looking at the life of one of California’s greatest leaders, former Gov. Pat Brown, will open the Santa Cruz Film Festival on May 10. Written and directed by Sascha Rice, Brown’s granddaughter, “California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown” tells the story f how Brown rose against seemingly insurmountable obstacles and shaped the future of modern California. [more]

April 2, 2012

Santa Cruz Film Festival Announces Lineup of 100 Films

By Brad Kava for Santa Cruz Patch

It was hard to know which was the biggest star Friday night: the revealing of the 100 films set for May’s Santa Cruz Film Festival or the Tannery Arts Center, which was packed with artists, dancers and movie previews for the 100th First Friday. [more]

April 18, 2012

2012 Santa Cruz Film Festival


The Santa Cruz Film Festival supports and promotes film arts for the local community and for filmmakers and their audiences world-wide. Every year they produce an annual film festival that engages the entire community in the appreciation of the film arts. [more]