MISSION VIEJO Park Rangers, demonic teddy bears, inspiring stories of defeating cancer and more are just some of the range of themes of independent films scheduled to be played at the second annual Mission Viejo Film Festival, Saturday, June 3 at the McKinney Theatre at Saddleback College.
Created by brothers Tyler and Grant Voss to honor their late uncle, Mark Jennings, the film festival showcases the talents of independent filmmakers from Orange County and Los Angeles County, with a couple changes for 2017.
First, the McKinney Theatre will provide attendees with more of a traditional film festival experience, with a larger screen, Tyler Voss said. He also said this year’s event will be tighter in duration to avoid dead space.
Last year’s event also raised more than $5,000 for cancer research and treatment at City of Hope. This year’s event is projected to beat that total.
“Right now with sponsors we have about $3,700 and that’s not counting the proceeds from the event,” Tyler Voss, 25, said.
As for the films, there will be variety and “It’s going to be a lot of action,” Voss said.
Though last year’s winners will be in attendance, none have submitted any productions for this year’s film festival, giving 34 filmmakers a chance to add their name…