World of Animation


The Frida Cinema invites Santa Ana students currently enrolled in Grades 7th – 12th to apply for enrollment in our upcoming after-school World of Animation screening and discussion series, taking place Tuesday afternoons at 3:30pm, October 5th through November 23rd, 2021!

Application can be found below — last day to apply is Wednesday, September 22nd!

The World of Animation program will provide an opportunity for students to experience and discuss eight enriching, critically-acclaimed, award-winning animated films, representing eight different countries of origin. All films will be presented in their original foreign language, with English subtitles. Discussions will follow each screening to identify and discuss themes presented in each film, as well as to explore how themes such as culture, history, family, and identity are addressed both similarly and differently across different countries of origin, as well as through different animation styles. By engaging our the minds of our community’s students with these captivating films and stories, The Frida Cinema aims to encourage younger audiences to explore and embrace international, non-mainstream cinema, as well as to familiarize themselves with the experience of watching foreign-language films with subtitles.

This series is being offered to students free of charge, thanks to the support of The Doreen D. Marshall Fund for Youth of the Orange County Community Foundation, and in collaboration with Santa Ana Unified School District and Creating Creators. We thank our generous sponsors and partners for supporting our efforts to provide this opportunity to our community’s generation of future leaders!

Enrollment Criteria: Applying student must currently be enrolled in a school located in the City of Santa Ana, CA; and student must currently be in 7th, 8th, 9th (High School Freshman), or 10th (High School Sophomore) Grade. If your student meets this criteria, please fill out this application below, and hit Submit when completed! Please note that this application is not a confirmation of enrollment; class size is limited, and consideration will be given both in order of application entry, as well as in ensuring both age and school representation. All applicants will receive notification on Friday, September 24th. 


Please note: Application is not a confirmation of enrollment.  Space is limited; we will be notifying students via email as to whether or not they are enrolled. Thank you for applying!

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