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.
Learn about Dr. Maria Martinez, Cinema Culturas’ founder, here.