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 Sun Dance 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.