Thank you to following partners in making this event possible:


  •  Mitchell Englander – – Council District 12 occupies the Northwest San Fernando Valley, including all the neighborhoods north of Roscoe Blvd. and west of the 405 Freeway. Surrounded by beautiful mountains to the west and the north, our District is a wonderful place to live, with an abundance of green open space and parks, safe and beautiful neighborhoods, shopping amenities, and quiet tree-lined streets that are so characteristic of the old San Fernando Valley.      

CalArts CAP

  • Community Arts Partnership (Cal-Arts) – – The award-winning CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP), a co-curricular program of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), offers free, after-school and school-based arts programs for youth ages 6-18 in every discipline taught at CalArts. Programs are offered at public schools, community centers and social service agencies, covering a thousand square mile radius across Los Angeles County. With classes led by a teaching corps of accomplished CalArts faculty, alumni and student instructors, CAP participants learn to create original works of art and to experiment with prevailing conventions of artistic expression. CAP’s success has served as a model for other arts education organizations locally and nationally. And the program has received numerous honors, including the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, which recognizes exemplary programs that foster the creative and intellectual development of America’s children.



  • Valley Relics – The Valley Relics Museum boasts its vast collection of historical artifacts pertaining to the San Fernando Valley abroad. The collection includes rare documents, photographs, vintage neon signs, post cards, year books, negatives, clothing, books, art, automobiles and bicycles from the valleys past. Valley Relics is a non profit organization 501(c)3 with an endeavor to preserve and protect our local history and it artifacts while educating the public on the rich history of The San Fernando Valley.


  • Department of Cultural – As a leading, progressive arts and cultural agency, DCA empowers LA’s vibrant communities by: supporting and providing access to quality visual, literary, musical, performing, and educational arts programming; managing vital cultural centers; preserving historic sites; creating public art; and funding services provided by arts organizations and individual artists.

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  • LAUSD Local District Northwest – –  LAUSD Local District Northwest is excited to collaborate with Council District 12 for the 3rd Annual Mitchell Englander “Making Movies that Matter”!  Our students, teachers, and administrators look forward in showcasing the work of our students through digital filmmaking.  The creativity of our students becomes a reality, showcased and honored at the Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State University, Northridge in the Spring of 2018!



  • Menchie’s – – (Granada Hills) Menchie started mixing when he was only a baby. It quickly became his passion and led him to do what he loves and love what he does: making mixes of yogurt and toppings with his sweet friends. Together, the Sweet Friends represent the United Flavors of Yumm (UFY) and travel the world in the pursuit of yumminess with one mission in mind: to spread the yumm with smiles. In the UFY, any mix possible and all mixes are created equal. Visit them at 17840 Chatsworth St, Granada Hills, CA 91344


abc studios

  • abc studios – Last year, Council District 12 and Councilmember Englander were ecstatic in welcoming Walt Disney/ABC Studios into the MMtM Film Festival family! As a key partner, Disney/ABC Studios is providing both financial and training support to the project. Disney/ABC Studios obviously elevates our humble San Fernando Valley film festival to unimaginable levels so stay tuned for updates regarding their involvement. ABC studios is the television production unit of ABC Entertainment Group, part of Disney–ABC Television Group (both ultimately owned by The Walt Disney Company). ABC is home to such notable productions as the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Black-ish and Scandal.

Erica Rubine

  • Erica Rubine, Ph.D., teaches in the Film and Media Studies Program at Rider University. Her courses have included Global Film History, 1961-present and Artists of the Cinema: Focus on Hal Ashby, Predecessor of Indie-Quirk.  Dr. Rubine has worked extensively with Mexican American communities throughout the United States and was the folklorist on a National Endowment for the Humanities project studying Hispano culture in the Upper Rio Grande.  She is a native Californian and received her B.A. at Scripps College in Claremont. Erica serves as a consultant to the project.