The Frida Cinema

Charity Footprints Partner - The Frida Cinema

305 E. 4th Street STE 100, Santa Ana CA 92701 | Program Focus: Arts, Culture and Humanities


A year-round film festival, serving Orange County CA as its sole non-profit art house cinema.

The Frida Cinema is a cultural institution that fulfills its mission by applying a curatorial approach to cinematic programming, focused on ensuring a diversity of offerings ranging from international, independent, foreign, documentary, LGBT, short, locally-produced, student, educational, and classic films, across a full spectrum of genres. Our cinematic programming is complemented with other avenues for cultural and civic engagement, including art shows, live music, dance, and theatrical performances; community presentations, panels and discussions; educational workshops; and so much more. Our organization has a proud and celebrated history of partnering with arts, educational, and cause-based organizations and institutions in our community, both within and outside of our venue, in a variety of events ranging from collaborative film screenings to fundraisers to special community events. Christened both "Downtown Santa Ana's Cultural Anchor" and "OC's Year-Round Film Festival" by OC Weekly, The Frida Cinema has established itself as a safe and supportive space for artists to amplify their visions, passions, and voices.

Our Mission

Dedicated to enriching, connecting, and educating communities through the art of cinema.