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The Legacy of Oceanside High School at OIFF

Oceanside CA– The eight-day Oceanside International Film Festival will begin its Red Carpet Welcome And Opening Evening August 3rd with greetings from OIFF’s organizational committee and Celebration of “Junior” Seau’s Life for what would have been his 45 birthday in connection with his alma mater Oceanside High School. The grand opening ceremony will take place at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, O’side, CA 92054. Pat and Glenda Kimbrel will address the audience on behalf of Oceanside High School Alumni And Foundation. In charge of the foundation, they will be making a speech just before the screening of documentary “The Legacy of Oceanside High School” by KOCT, which includes interviews with “Junior” Seau. The history of OHS, the oldest high school in Oceanside, stretches for over 100 years. In 1906 it opened under the name of Oceanside-Carlsbad High School in the two upstairs rooms of the existing Grammar School located on the present site of Oceanside High School with 20 students.

The three-fold vision of OHS Foundation has preservation of the school’s past and promoting of its future as the main goal. First, their mission is to recognize, encourage and support the students and staff at Oceanside High School. Second, to maintain the Oceanside High School archives in the school library to preserve the legacy of Oceanside High School. And third, to manage and maintain the Oceanside High School Hall of Fame recognizing past Oceanside High School graduates and their local, national and/or international accomplishments. Its 9th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place in October, 2014. The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant achievements and contributions in academics, business, the arts, community service, public service, and athletics.

Oceanside International Film Festival, put out annually since 2009 by Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, will take place August 3 to 10, 2014, at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, and Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, both in Oceanside, CA. It will publicly screen 70 unique and independent films, a good mixture from the locals and around the world, including United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Australia, Turkey, Spain, India, Canada, the Netherlands, & the U.S. Movies will be shown in specially-themed “screening blocks”, such as Sci-Fi, Environmental, Thrillers, Sentimental and Emotional Appeal, Serious Dramas, Comedies, Ocean Health, Wild Wild West (Westerns), Romantic Dramas, “Art, Religion, And War”, Kid-Friendly Horror Films, Music Videos, Surfing Films, and Animations.

OIFF-2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

AUGUST 3, SUNDAY
Day 1 of OIFF-2014 sponsored by IZZE Beverage Company
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Red Carpet Welcome & Opening Evening with refreshments & appetizers served in the lobby of Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA
3:30 pm to 6:00 pm – theatrical performance onstage of Star Theatre, opening speech and greetings from OIFF’s organizational committee, and screening of Guest Feature Films

AUGUST 4, MONDAY
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm – screening of films at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA, sponsored by Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub

AUGUST 5, TUESDAY 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm – screening of films at The Brooks
AUGUST 6, WEDNESDAY 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm – screening of films at The Brooks
AUGUST 7, THURSDAY 6:00 pm to 10:10 pm – screening of films at The Brooks

AUGUST 8, FRIDAY
Day 6 of OIFF-2014 sponsored by Oceanside Theatre Company
6:00 pm to 8:20 pm – screening of films at The Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm – Casting For Film Workshop presented by a veteran casting director D. Candis Paule, CSA, at the Community Rooms of Oceanside Public Library, downtown branch, 330 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (across the street from The Brooks)

AUGUST 9, SATURDAY
Day 7 of OIFF-2014 sponsored by Venetos Italian Cuisine
10:00 am to 12:50 pm – screening of films at Star Theatre
1:00 pm to 2:25 pm – Crowdfunding Workshop at The Brooks Theatre (within walking distance from Star, lunch optionally sold during this workshop)
2:35 pm to 9:00 pm – screening of films at Star Theatre

AUGUST 10, SUNDAY
Day 8 of OIFF-2014 sponsored by San Luis Rey Bakery & Restaurant
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Closing Awards Gala reception with refreshments & appetizers in the lobby of Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA
3:00 pm to 3:20 pm – live stage procession by group of San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians and other tribes in traditional regalia
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm – presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award to Saginaw Grant for his contribution in film and television industry, plus about 16 other awards (for winning films) will be given to filmmakers for each category from the OIFF Jury, and per each awards category for Audience Choices, with screening of clips from winning films

Festival admission pricing for general public varies from $10 to $50 with special military, student, or senior rates of $10 for one day admission to screenings or $35 for entire festival pass. For tickets, list of celebrities, and the names of all 70 films to be shown on big screen at Oceanside International Film Festival, go to http://www.ocaf.info/

(OIFF’s parent organization Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization of fundraising nature. OCAF / Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation’s Performing Arts Scholarships are presented annually to graduating high school seniors. The goal is to inspire the young to further explore their talents in the arts, while raising funds to support their talents and dreams. All proceeds from the film festival go towards scholarships and for the purpose of putting out more public events by OCAF.)