• 2014 Award Winners

    The 11th Annual Orange County Film Festival will take place on January 4th, 2013. Passes to the extravagant one-night-only event go on sale soon!
  • Get Exposure

    Orange County Film Festival participants continue to represent CAE, winning awards at film festivals and competitions across the country.
  • A Screening Of...

    All of the OCFF nominated films will be screened at the awards show at this years extravagant one-night-only event.
  • A Red Carpet Affair

    Upon arriving at the Orange County Film Festival Awards Show, attendees have an opportunity to socialize and network with a community of filmmakers on the red carpet.
  • An annual Theme

    With a tradition of creative production value, the Orange County Film Festival adopts a new theme annually to design the Award Show and give the audience a true experience. Previous festival themes have included Old Hollywood, Circus, and Blues.

Cinematic Arts Experience creates opportunities for students to get a taste of the industry

Designed as a showcase for student work from across Orange County, the Orange County Film Festival provides a unique opportunity for audiences to get a glimpse of passionate storytelling, conceived and created by the filmmakers of tomorrow.


Cinematic Arts Experience has been in operation since 2003 as a “for student, by student” film festival, known as the Orange County Film Festival.  A close group of students from a variety of schools were united through education and a love of film.  Although the festival’s early years were humble in comparison to the production value today, the Orange County Film Festival’s primary mission is unwavering: to give students a real world stage for recognition of their filmmaking talents.

Board of Directors

David Junker


Christine Vu



Jackie Lee

Festival Director

Claire Imler

Festival Director

Nathan Boice

Program Director

FilmEd Academy

Making film a reality

By partnering with FilmEd Academy of the Arts, CAE has the opportunity to mentor and collaborate with some of the most creative and driven young minds in Southern California.  Cinematic Arts Experience continues to forge ahead, creating opportunities for students to get a taste of the industry.  This is only possible with our loyal alumni that have participated in the Orange County Film Festival and continue to give back annually.

Nearly everyone that loves film has dreamed of being in the movies.  Cinematic Arts Experience takes the dream one step closer to reality.  Although our team prides themselves on discovering talent, our core belief is everybody has a story to tell.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cinematic Arts is organized as a non-profit organization under IRS code 501 (c)3. Our tax ID is 27-3820996. All cash donations are fully tax deductible provided the donor receives no substantial return benefit.
Although Cinematic Arts Experience works with the community to provide film education and festivals for students in Orange County, there are no membership opportunities available at this time.  CAE membership is coming soon.
Our four favorite words.  Cinematic Arts Experience would not be what it is today without an army of film festival participants echoing those words, “How can I help?”.  We are grateful for the passionate support of the arts community and alumni but need all the help we can get in this economy.  Please visit the GET INVOLVED section of our website for more information.
All donations go to advancing the art, craft and education of broadcast journalism and filmmaking in our youth.  This is primarily associated with the Orange County Film Festival, however Cinematic Arts Experience has a number of year round events available for students to participate in.
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