The Fifth Annual Yucca Valley Film Festival

The Yucca Valley Film Festi val, sponsored by the Town of Yucca Valley, will celebrate 5 years on November 10th. The three-day program will offer dozens of screenings, three nights of red carpet, a Masterclass, a roundtable with scriptwriters, and a kid’s section with animated films.

The festival offers multiple categories in competition such as Short Film, Documentary, Student Film, Music Video, and more. It will also include a threeday art exhibit with local and international artists, including paintings, photography, and comic strips.

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Submission for local artists (SB County and Low-Desert) is entirely free. Just contact the festival by email for details: before mid-October. As has become traditional, the films and artists presented will be a mix of local artists, California filmmakers, out-of-state submissions, and international picks.

To celebrate the 5-year milestone, the YVFF is putting together a Festi val Video Podcast that will broadcast during most of the three days of the event. Filmmakers will be interviewed by journalist Chloe Malaise (co-host of the Paris Art & Movie Awards film festival). Sponsors and community leaders will be invited to speak on camera, and some key moments of the festival will be live-streamed. The YVFF podcast is presented by Marianne Fenley, State Farm Yucca Valley. Follow the YVFF Video Podcast on the festival’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

For the first time, the Town of Yucca Valley is also pairing the festival with their new Arts in Public Places program, accepting submissions from local arti sts to propose a themed decoration of the Community Center courtyard. The Town offers a $1,500 budget plus a $500 stipend for the selected project. Applications due by October 2nd, to

Q & As and discussions with filmmakers will be conducted again by L.A. Broadcast journalist, Kelly Kozakevich, who brought her hostess talent and smile to last year’s festival.

The Yucca Valley Film Festival will showcase several community organizations, following up on last year’s local cheerleaders, basketball team, and the Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship.

The festival is a no-charge event. Every screening is free to attend. The red carpet is open to everyone. There will be a professional photographer on hand Friday 10 am and Sunday at noon, and 6 to 7pm.

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