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Saturday, September 26, 6PM-10PM @ Silverado Community Center


The Santa Ana Mountains Wild Heritage Project (SAMWHP) in partnership with Colectivo Tonantzín and "Community Voices" at Dodge College of Film & Media Arts present the 4th Annual Silverado Film Festival. An official community partner of the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Mission: A film festival dedicated to independent filmmakers inspired by the human & natural communities of the Santa Ana Mountains in Southern California and beyond.

An outdoor screening of independent films in the historic mining town of Silverado, CA. Silverado is one of a handful of rural canyon communities in Orange County that is threatened by urban sprawl, pollution, catastrophic fires and floods, and misuse. Despite being 15 minutes from suburbia, millions of Orange County residents have never stepped foot in Silverado or its neighboring canyons. This festival is meant to attract visitors under positive circumstances in an effort to inspire stewardship, appreciation, and preservation.

Enjoy live music, healthy food from Boldo Restaurant in Santa Ana, and Q&A with filmmakers. To honor natural resources, this year's theme is "SANTA ANA: Mountains, River & City."

Submit a film: Download the film submission form (PDF).

Premiering short films from the following:
Dodge College of Film & Media Arts "Community Voices"
Hannah McDonald
Duane Peterson
Scott Keltic Knot (Turn off the Sprinklers, Break the Bank, Buck Wild)
Cartoon Saloon (Song of the Sea, Secret of Kells)
Johnny Pemberton (Bob's Burgers, 21 Jump Street & Megadrive)
DJ Douggpound (Tim & Eric, Eric Andre Show, Pound House)
Brent Weinbach (The Middle, Pound House)

Andre Hyland (Funnel, Jesse Miller Show, Hollywood & Hyland, Stupid Face)
Matty Cardarople (Jurassic World, Dumb & Dumber To)
Samah Tokmachi (Missing Pieces, Soul Pancake, Sundance)
El Gallo Films (Stop Stealing Our Cars)
Mawnstor Films
James Castillo (Adventures of Flowerman)
Esteban Pinilla
Adrián Muñoz
Jesús Aguirre
Cole Kushner
Nicole Antebi
Meghan O'Neill

Live Music @ 6PM:

Son del Centro (Son Jarocho: Regional Folk Music from Veracruz)

Where: Silverado Community Center, 27641 Silverado Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA 92676
When: Saturday, September 26, 6PM-10PM

Audience Fee: $5 suggested donation per person. PARENTAL ADVISORY: Some films (later in evening) feature adult content and may be inappropriate for younger audiences. You can donate online, print your receipt, and bring to the festival entrance as proof of your donation. Donation page: http://www.naturalist-for-you.org/donate.htm All proceeds go to event operating costs, prizes, entertainment, food, upcoming festivals, environmental education, and resource conservation efforts.

Food: Boldo Bol will be selling at least 2 local farm-sourced entrees. Restaurant menu.

Supplies: Please bring your own reusable dinnerware, blankets, portable chairs, and appropriate clothing. Carry out what you carry in. Help us make this a zero waste event.

Please contact Joel Robinson at 714-649-9084 or at joel@santaanamountains.org to submit a film or ask questions.

Would you like to sponsor this event? Download our fiscal sponsorship form (PDF).

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Disclaimer: Silverado Film Festival (SFF) reserves the right to use photographs and films, submitted to SFF, for the purposes of advertising and promoting SFF and its future endeavors. Submitters, or parents of submitters who are minors, who do not wish to comply with this policy must notify the SFF submissions department in writing when they register.

The Santa Ana Mountains Wild Heritage Project (SAMWHP) is a project of Naturalist For You, a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation.


Submit a film: Download the film submission form (PDF).

Download Posters:

Watch Films of 2014 :

Watch Films of 2013:

Sponsors: Please contact us today about sponsorship opportunities. Download our fiscal sponsorship form (PDF).

KPFK 90.7 is our media sponsor!

El Centro Cultural de Mexico

Sea & Sage Audubon Society

Community Partners:

Films of 2012:

The Santa Ana Mountains: True Stories of a Great Range

Wild Scene Investigation: Crooks in the Canyon

Mountain Man

Haunted Highway: Black Star Shadow Man

The Holtz Truth

St. Mike's Abbey XL - Holtz Ranch Paid Advertisement Spoof

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