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Oct 22

The 2018 Comeback

The revival of the Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival is scheduled to come back during Fall 2018. Periodical updates will be posted on the official Reel Rasquache website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

May 06

Update on this Year’s Film Festival, FUN & SUCCESS!

We are very happy with the line-up we had for this year’s festival We had over 25 features and shorts…               We had a few good workshops, like Film Distribution, The Business of Filmmaking: Avoiding the pitfalls and staying ahead of the curve and a great Directors’ Roundtable The Awards evening …

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Apr 26

RRAFF14 Official Selection Trailers

Trailers of some of the films we showed at this year’s festival Henry Barrial’s The House that Jack Built (Feature) OPENING FILM — Friday, May 16

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Dec 12

A Great Image From this Year’s Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival Awards Evening

L-r: RRAFF Angela María Ortíz S., actor/producer Douglas Spain (Mission Park feature), RRAFF John Ramirez, actor Pepe Serna (Pioneer Award), Elijah Velarde (The Shooting Star Salesman short), writer/director Kenneth Castillo (Trailblazer Award), Cecilia Garcia accepted for actress/activist Carmen Zapata (Career Achievement Award), Juan Solis (Feature Artist-Vision Award), RRAFF Juan Escobedo, and writer/director Kico Velarde (The …

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Jun 11

2013 RRAFF Career Achievement Award: CARMEN ZAPATA

Carmen Margarita Zapata, born in New York in 1927 to a Mexican father and an Argentine mother, has distinguished herself as an actress, teacher, activist, and leader of Latino Hollywood for more than sixty years. Carmen began entertaining on the musical stage, making her Broadway debut in the chorus of Oklahoma in 1946, and continuing …

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Jun 11

2013 RRAFF Pioneer Award: PEPE SERNA

Pepe Serna, a constant whirlwind of activity and enthusiasm, has been one of the backbones of Latino Hollywood for decades, and one of its most recognizable faces. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1944, Serna was initially discovered in Roger Corman’s film Student Nurses in 1970, and soon thereafter appeared in the Hal Wallis-produced film …

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Apr 22

Pimping the Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival Fundraiser with Lalo Alcaraz

The Reel Rasquache co-director and publisher of Se Fija! Angela María Ortíz S. and RRAFF13 producing consultant, Juan Escobedo, director of Tela Sofa, were on the Pocho Hour with Lalo Alcaraz on Friday, April 19. They Talked about the big fundraiser coming up on Saturday, April 27 at Self Help Graphics in Boyle Heights. If …

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Mar 15

RRAFF13 Official Selection Trailers

Trailers of some of the films that were seen at RRAFF13. Bryan Ramirez’ Mission Park (drama)

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Feb 07

2013 RRAFF Trailblazer Award: KENNETH CASTILLO

Independent writer/producer/director Kenneth Castillo has built an impressive portfolio over the last decade or more. In 2000 he and his now-wife Karla Ojeda formed a film production company called Valor Productions; their first project was The Misadventures of Cholo Chaplin, a re-framing of the Charlie Chaplin silent shorts of the 1920’s and 30’s set in …

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Jan 28

2013 RRAFF Featured Artist/Vision Award: JUAN SOLIS

Juan Solis is an artist whose passion for his art takes him to the outer limits of his imagination, to capture his own reality of life and through his art and to demonstrate the beauty of his community. As a struggling artist Solis, who began painting when he was 12, never gave up hope that …

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