The Watsonville Film Festival prides itself on being “the multicultural film festival of the Monterey Bay.” Launched in 2012, it has been a showcase for our diverse local community with a variety of events, from films at the Mello Center and matinee screenings for students at the Green Valley Cinema to movies at the park and much more. Festival organizers partner with local organizations and community members in their mission to inspire and engage, empower young filmmakers, encourage conversations, and promote economic and cultural development in Watsonville. Bonus: the festival takes place in the newly reopened Historic Fox Theater.
INFO: Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at the Fox Theater, 15 Maple St., Watsonville. Free-$70. More information: watsonvillefilmfest.org. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 to find out how you could win a pair of all-access passes to the festival.