• 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.
  • Watch the Films

    Past OCFF winners and nominees are available to watch in our Viewing Room.
  • Categories

    Filmmakers submit their films to a variety of categories including Short Film, Music Video, PSA, and Commercial. Individuals are also nominated to be honored for excellence in Directing, Producing, Cinematographer and more.
  • Dodgeball

    Another in a long line of impressive commercials from Capistrano Valley.
  • Alumni

    By creating a partnership with FilmEd Academy of the Arts, CAE has continued to collaborate on projects with alumni all over the country. Past OCFF nominees have landed jobs at NBC/Universal, CBS, BBC, Anonymous Content, The Sparkhouse, the Antfarm, and the list goes on.
  • Uh-Oh

    Re-watch the award winning short film from producer Jacqueline Donahue and Filmaker of the Year Nathan Rickard.
  • Home comes when we least expect it.

    A music video by filmmaker Brian Hart that took home awards for best Music Video, Graphics and Editing at OCFF 2013
  • One Night Only

    The Orange County Film Festival is a prestigious one-night-only event which showcases films from students across Orange County. Known for it’s extravagant award shows, OCFF promises an unforgettable event every year. With more than 250 entries each year, the production value is unparalleled for the 15-18 year old age group.
  • 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 unique experience unlike any other film festival. Previous festival themes have included Old Hollywood, Vintage Circus, Blues Bayou, French Fashion and Steampunk.
  • Recognition

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

    The Orange County Film Festival awards young filmmakers for excellence in filmmaking during our one-night-only award show.

Our Alumni

Sara Clausen

Sara graduated from Woodbridge High School in 2013 after being in the program for 3 years. She then went on to directing OCFF both in 2014 and 2015 and working as an advanced instructor for one year. When asking Sara about the program, she says “FilmEd set me up for success in my career in […]

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