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10th Annual OC Film Fiesta Oct. 18-30, 2019

Oct 18th - Oct 30th • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm • Multiple Locations, Santa Ana, Orange, Buena Park

The acclaimed OC Film Fiesta returns for its 10th Anniversary Oct. 18-30 with an exciting array of films, parties, special events, free screenings and more. The Film Fiesta is a cinematic celebration of OC’s diversity and multicultural heritage.

The 10th OC Film Fiesta will present an exciting array of films for the whole community, including the award-winning documentary The Infiltrators by Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra, which won the Audience Award and the NEXT Innovator Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Infiltrators is a powerful hybrid documentary in which a rag-tag group of undocumented youth, Dreamers, deliberately get detained by Border Patrol in order to infiltrate a shadowy, for-profit detention center.

Among this year’s films are the phenomenal arts documentaries Carlos Almaraz- Playing With Fire by Elsa Flores Almaraz and Culture Clash’s Richard Montoya and, Meow Wolf: Origin Story, about the groundbreaking Santa Fe DIY collective whose immersive, large-scale exhibitions crack open a metamorphic, multimedia niche in the arts industry.

Other documentaries not to miss are the OC premieres of ¡Gaytino! Made in America, the new performance film of Dan Guerrero’s award-winning one-man show, which chronicles the larger-than-life producer/performer’s journey from East LA in the 1950s to Broadway in the 1970s; and veteran documentarian Paul Espinosa and Mark Day’s film Singing Our Way to Freedom, a compelling musical tour of California’s Chicano experience through the life of legendary San Diego movimiento folk singer and NEA National Heritage Fellow Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez of Los Alacranes.

The festival will close on Oct. 30 with a special the Mexican Consulate in OC, where the festival will close on Oct. 30 with a special free Taco Truck Cinema screening of the classic comedy NACHO LIBRE at the Mexican Consulate in Santa Ana paired with a discussion and signing of the book Made In Mexico: Hollywood South of the Border with author Luis Reyes. The festival will also feature a selection of hilarious Mexican comedies.

Venues for the 2019 OC Film Fiesta include the Ebell Club of Santa Ana, OC Museum of Art, AMC Orange, The Source in Buena Park and the Mexican Consulate in Santa Ana.

Tickets are $10 General and $5 Students/Teachers/Santa Ana Residents/Military/Veterans, unless otherwise noted. Check schedule for free screenings. Festival Passes are on sale for $75 or 2 for $125. Visit for tickets, passes and screening information.

Proceeds benefit Media Arts Santa Ana (MASA)’s Free Youth Media Programs.

For more information, contact Victor Payan at or 888-906-0340.

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