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CIF Members Make a Film of Their Own!

June 03, 2014

Free Teen Film Festival Screening

We are thrilled to announce that CIF Members, Youth Leaders and now FILM MAKERS Riley Beres and Jimmy Deschler (General Hospital) have created a film that has been accepted as an official entry in the Santa Monica Teen Film Festival.

Their entry, Hope For Our Own: An LA Story, documents the realities of homelessness in Los Angeles. Riley and Jimmy were inspired by their work raising donations for the Hope of The Valley Rescue Mission, through our Children In Film Casting Feedback events. This film is their way of sharing the stories of some very real people who suffer from this epidemic, raising awareness of the growing problem and hopefully inspiring viewers to reach out and join them in combating homelessness.  Find out more about Riley and Jimmy, their journey, and their film at Hope For Our Own.

We’d LOVE for our members to come out and support these two talented kids at the festival and even attend the awards ceremony.

Entrance is FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP your name, screening session number(s), and number of seats you’d like to reserve to MILESPLAYHOUSE@SMGOV.NET.

For more information, about the Santa Monica Teen Film Festival go to:  https://www.facebook.com/SantaMonicaTeenFilmFest
There will be three screening sessions over two days, and Audience Choice award ballets will be available after each screening. Hope For Our Own: An LA Story will be presented during Session 1 on Saturday, June 7th at 4 PM - 6 PM. Riley and Jimmy will be attending the awards ceremony on Sunday, June 8th at 4:30 PM.


Session 1:  Saturday, June 7th from 4 - 6 PM (this is when you can see and vote for Hope For Our Own: An LA Story)

Session 2:  Saturday, June 7th from 7 - 9PM
Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica.

Miles Playhouse is at:
1130 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Cross Streets: Between Wilshire Blvd and California Ave

Session 3:  Sunday, June 8th from 2 - 4:30 PM

Awards Ceremony:  Sunday, June 8th from 4:30 - 5 PM

MLK Auditorium
Santa Monica Main Library:
601 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
The Awards ceremony will be held immediately following the screening on Sunday (4-4:30PM) and we invite all of you to come and attend and bring family and friends, as well. Let’s support fellow CIF members Riley Beres and Jimmy Deschler, and help them celebrate their achievement - not only have they created a film of their own, they have shown their hearts and humanity in making a film that can make a difference.