1:41 am - Thursday February 22, 2018

OC Film Fiesta Opens with Free Film and Music

3rd Annual OC Film Fiesta Kicks Off Saturday, September 1st in Santa Ana’s Artists Village

Free Film Festival Celebrates Orange County’s Cultural Diversity


The 3rd Annual OC Film Fiesta opens Sat., Sept. 1 with a free outdoor screening of Akira Boch’s award-winning indie-rock film, The Crumbles, in Santa Ana’s Artists Village.  The Crumbles features original songs by Quetzal Flores.  Cast and crew from the film will be in attendance for the screening.


The OC Film Fiesta opening celebration takes place Sat., Sept. 1 from 6-10pm and features live bands The Moan, The Tequila Worms and a special guest.  The Crumbles screens at 8pm on the Artists Village Promenade, 207 N. Broadway in Santa Ana.


The opening weekend continues on Sun., Sept. 2 with the an International Animation Showcase and the Orange County Premiere of Inocente, the new documentary from Shine Global, producers of the award-winning film The Harvest/La Cosecha. Inocente is the inspiring tale of a homeless Latina teen whose life is healed, transformed and inspired by art.


The OC Film Fiesta is a free three-week cinematic celebration of Orange County’s multicultural heritage that runs from Sept. 1-16.  Presented by the City of Santa Ana, the 2012 OC Film Fiesta takes place in Santa Ana’s vibrant downtown Artists Village.

The OC Film Fiesta presents an award-winning selection of feature films, documentaries, short films and activities for a diverse audience of families, students, artists, professionals and lovers of cinema from throughout the county.

Launched in 2010, the OC Film Fiesta adds to the cultural vitality of downtown Santa Ana, promotes community involvement and deepens relationships with local cultural groups, businesses, colleges and the film industry.  The Film Fiesta takes place in conjunction with the annual Fiestas Patrias celebration, which draws 250,000 attendees to downtown Santa Ana.


Additionally, the OC Film Fiesta brings Hollywood glamour to the heart of OC with special guests such as Hector Jimenez (Nacho Libre), Miguel Rodarte (Saving Private Perez) and Ted Thomas (Walt & El Grupo), son of legendary Disney animator Frank Thomas, who both attended last year’s festival.

The 2012 Film Fiesta will feature special screenings in partnership with the Road Less Traveled, Grand Central Art Center, United Artists of Santa Ana and the Mexican Consulate.  The Film Fiesta will also present a Cinema Brunch series and international animation showcase.

The OC Film Fiesta is free and open to the public.  Screenings will take place at various locations throughout Santa Ana’s Artist Village, which is located at 207 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701.  Join us for this year’s Film Fiesta, and be a part of this dynamic cinema celebration in the historic heart of downtown OC!

The Film Fiesta is presented by the City of Santa Ana and produced by Pocharte.  Visit www.ocfilmfiesta.org for festival information.  To schedule an interview with filmmakers or Festival Director Sandra Pena Sarmiento, email info@ocfilmfiesta.org or call 619-701-0073.



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