Since Universal Studios opened its doors in March 1915, the San Fernando Valley has
been home to the largest concentration of film studios and filmmakers in the world.
Now entering its sixth year of operation, the successful and well-received San Fernando Valley International Film Festival has garnered
accolades and praise from attendees, the press and industry representatives.
For almost one hundred years, thousands of writers, filmmakers, actors and
industry support personnel have begun their careers here in the San Fernando Valley.
Now members of the industry and local communities have established a film and entertainment festival like no other.
The San Fernando Valley International Film Festival offers a tremendous opportunity for
writers and filmmakers to demonstrate their craft to the public and industry decision makers. No other film festival can boast the same proximity to all the major studios and the people who drive the
industry. The festival is one of the only festivals in California to offer free screenings to the public, which facilitates excellent screening attendance.