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About LOFI

Our History

"We started the Saddleback Ladies of Film Industry group in the Fall Semester of 2019 with some of us currently in the program, as well as some alumni from previous years.
Our mission overall is about creating an equal and harmonious environment among all hard-working film students on campus. We encourage the women within the film program to reach for those higher key roles like directing and cinematography, as well as encourage the men within the film program to show support for their female colleagues and filmmakers .  You can join the group by sending the request to the email This is very much a support group to help the women in the program feel more comfortable and confident in honing their craft in the program.
At Saddleback Film LOFI, we are committed to doing our part in making the world a place that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. We strive to build productive, collaborative relationships and make a positive impact.


Vision & Voice ✏️ 🎥 🎙

Welcome to LoFI 
Ladies of Film & Media Industry

Saddleback College Ladies of Film (& Media) Industry is an organization that fosters confidence, growth, & development for women pursuing the mediums of Cinema, Television, & Radio/Audio under the CTVR program at Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo, CA. 

The LoFI Film & Media Festival celebrates the vision and voice of women creators & annually accepts submissions from female Saddleback College students (current or recent alumni). 

Active Members & Mentors

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Maria Mayenzet

Faculty Sponsor

Maria Mayenzet’s career has spanned over thirty-five years working in regional theatre, film and television.
She is a professional actor, director, playwright, author, short film director and producer.  She has a B.A in Drama from University of California, Irvine (2002) and an M.F.A. in Acting and Directing from California State University, Long Beach (2005).
She has taught at Saddleback College for fifteen years and has been tenured faculty in the Cinema, Television and Radio Department since 2011.  
She has been a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival adjudicator since 2007.
She has summitted Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania,Thorong La Pass in Nepal and the Lanin Volcano in Argentina.

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