Since 2002, the Santa Cruz Film Festival has celebrated innovative and original filmmaking in and for the Greater Monterey Bay community. Over the past fifteen years, SCFF has screened over 1,500 independent films and videos to tens of thousands of enthusiastic and dedicated film lovers. Whether fact or fiction, commercial or avant garde, live action or animation, the Santa Cruz Film Festival celebrates the diverse art of talented filmmakers. SCFF presents artists who create films and videos in all genres from around the world in one of the most thought-provoking, entertaining, fun-filled, educational regional film festivals in the country. The Festival has been proud to not only showcase new creative talents, but to also provide an experience where filmmakers, musicians, performers, artists and the community can come together to share their art and ideas and to have an enlightening and fun time. Various venues and showtimes. Tickets available in advance online or in person at the door for all films. Doors open 30 mins before film start for ticket sales, cash or credit card accepted. Tony Alva will be appearing at the screenings of The Tony Alva Story, a documentary on his life as the legendary superstar of skateboarding. Opening night screening at the Del Mar Theater on Tues Oct 8 at 6:30 pm. Encore screening at the Colligan Theater on Wednesday, Oct 9th at 12:00 pm.