Cinema Culturas Film Fest 5th Edition 2018, Presents in Partnership with the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States and the support of the Mexican Institute of Cinematography and Mexico’ Ministry of Culture, present from Coachella Valley (Palm Desert, Coachella, Indio) to the City of Downey:
Festival in the Fields, Oct 25-27, Coachella Valley, and Viva la vida, a collection of shorts stories at Downey Día de los Muertos Art Festival, Oct 28th.
Adios Amor (Goodbye Love) – Documentary | Dir. Laurie Coyle
El Jeremias (The Jeremias) | Dir. Anwar “Pato” Safa
Ana y Bruno (Ana and Bruno) | Dir. Carlos Carrera
Por si no te Vuelvo a Ver (In Case I do not see you again) | Dir. Juan Pablo Villaseñor
Polvo de Estrellas (Stardust) | Dir. Aldo Sotelo
Lluvia en los Ojos (Rain in the eyes) | Dir. Rita Basulto
El Trompetista (The Trumpeter) | Dir. Raúl Robin Alejandro Morales Reyes
Ramona (Ramona) | Dir. Giovanna Zacarías
Carnitas (Little Meats) | Dir. Barbara Balsategui
Los Ases del Corral (Barnyard Aces) | Dir. Irving Sevilla
Riverside County Office of Education
Judy D. White, Ed.D.
County Superintendent of School
City of Coachella
CSUSB Palm Desert Campus (We Define the Future)
University of California Riverside – School of Medicine
City of Indio
Coachella Valley Unified School District
County of Riverside Community Action Partnership – Helping People. Changing Lives.
City of Palm Desert
Riverside Latino Commission on Alcohol & Drug abuse Services, Inc.
Besides providing a quality forum for entertainment and showcasing local and international filmmakers, Cinema Culturas Film Fest Inland Empire aims to create a film festival of the same caliber as the Sundance Festival and the Palms Springs Film Festival, making the City of Riverside, the city of Arts and Innovation, be known for a innovative and unique film festival. Great films tell stories that inspire people to be part of a vibrant community, provoking thoughtful dialogue, as well as boosting our local economy. A quality film festival is an attractive opportunity for local and international businesses to collaborate as sponsors, giving the festival and the City of Riverside visibility.
Cinema Culturas Film Fest Inland Empire is an annual event committed to promoting the artistic, academic, and professional advancement of Hispanics and providing a forum for the richness and variety of all cultures, Spanish-speaking and non-Spanish speaking, in the Inland Empire and Southern California. Our project is unprecedented in the Inland Empire as it uses a celebration of the artistic visions of Mexican filmmakers and Latino filmmakers to initiate fruitful dialogue among communities about the dynamics of living in the multicultural world of Southern California. We showcase award-winning contemporary Mexican films and co-productions with Latin American countries, the U.S., and Europe, providing a local forum with a global vision. The program will include feature-length films, documentaries, shorts, and animated films. A special community component of CCFFIE is its annual student film competition that showcases the best films of local high school and college students and offers film workshops to local youth led by the filmmakers, other film industry professionals, and local academics.