Radio

INA JAFFE reporting:

Santa Clarita is just 25 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, but many people in the big city have never heard of it. If they have, they think of it as a dusty valley with ever-sprawling suburban subdivisions, its sole cultural attraction being the big, scary roller coasters at Magic Mountain amusement park. That’s one reason why Santa Clarita resident Chris Shoemaker helped start the film festival back in 1994. The other reason, he says, is that the community’s family orientation made it the right place to showcase films that weren’t getting much attention anywhere else.

Mr. CHRIS SHOEMAKER (IFFF): At that time, what was hot, the soup du jour of those days was “Pulp Fiction” and everybody was doing, you know, really very aggressive, graphic, violent-type work. And so we thought the idea of a family film festival would really kind of have its own edge.

This year we had entrants from as far away as Syria, Romania, Ireland, Australia. Last year was strong on Japan. This year we had a few Indian submissions.
- National Public Radio (NPR). Weekend All Things Considered with Ina Jaffe, March 18, 2001


Fast Lane & Burns Show
Interview with Fast Lane Phillips (Scott Phillips) and Scott Burns on morning radio program.
- KBSG 97.3 FM. April 21st, 2003


Wealth and Leisure Talk Radio with Andy Horowitz
Chris Shoemaker interviews with Andy Horowitz about the 10th Annual International Family Film Festival (IFFF)
- KHTS 1220 AM, Santa Clarita, CA. April, 2004


Spotlight Santa Clarita
Chris Shoemaker interviews with Margie Anne Clark about the 10th Annual International Family Film Festival (IFFF)
- KHTS 1220 AM, Santa Clarita, CA. April, 2004