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The Santa Ana Mountains Wild Heritage Project (SAMWHP) in partnership with "Community Voices" at Dodge College of Film & Media Arts present the 3rd 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 Peanut the bantam silkie hen of Ladd Canyon, this year's theme is "The Peanut Gallery."
Live Music - TBD
Where: Silverado Community Center, 27641 Silverado Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA 92676
All film submissions must be filmed in or inspired by local natural and cultural resources. Film submissions must be between 1 and 50 minutes in length. Films can be live-action, animated, or mixed media. They can be non-fiction or fiction in any genre, including comedy, drama, action/adventure, romance, avant garde, and documentary.
Film Submission Deadline: Sunday, July 20, 2014. Submitted films must be able to play through a digital projector. We are only accepting a limited number of submissions, so please make sure you submit your best and final work.
Audience Fee: $5 suggested donation per person per night. Children 5 and under are FREE. 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.
Supplies: Bring your own picnic dinner, blankets, portable chairs, and appropriate clothing. Depending on available resources, there may be different films shown simultaneously at different areas. Popcorn may be provided.
Please contact Joel Robinson at 714-649-9084 or at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Watch Films of 2013: