Valencia High School hosting its first film festival Friday  


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Valencia High School is scheduled 7 p.m. Friday to host the VHS Film Festival, the first-ever high school film festival in the William S. Hart Union High School District. 

The VHS Film Festival is organized by Cameron Gezerseh, a sophomore at Valencia High School. The event will feature 15 student films created by students who attend various schools in the Hart district, including Canyon High School, Saugus High School, Castaic High School and Valencia. 

There will be an awards ceremony, in which every submitted film will have the opportunity to win one of the following awards: 

  • Best of The Show. 
  • Best Drama. 
  • Best Comedy. 
  • Best Performance. 
  • Best Story. 
  • Best Cinematography. 

The goal of the VHS Film Festival is to put a spotlight on teen filmmakers in Santa Clarita. Over several decades in the Hart district, events have showcased music, theater and visual media, but film arts have gone largely unnoticed, the organizers said in a prepared statement. With the help of film and video programs at several Hart district high schools, the VHS Film Festival will be the first celebration of teenage filmmaking in the district, the statement said. 

The VHS Film Festival will take place in the Valencia High School Theater, and admission is free. 

There will be a concession stand and the Valencia High School Improv Team will perform throughout the night. The event is open to the public. 

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