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May 28 — May 31, 2015

    What our award-winning filmmakers say about the Mendocino Film Festival:

    "Your Festival was the most enjoyable Film Festival I have ever attended! Ever, anywhere, ever."

    "A lovely festival in one of the world's most beautiful spots."

    "Discerning and generous audiences."

    "The experience is as close to heaven as it can get."


October 11 – November 23

A Mendocino Art Center and Mendocino Film Festival Collaboration

Mendocino: Our Town in Art and Film
Artwork by Larry Hanlon

Art Exhibits • Historic Displays • Live Performances • East of Eden Screenings

Sunday, November 23
Little River Inn

A benefit screening of East of Eden, 4:00PM, will offer food, beer, wine and cocktails, and include a silent auction to help fulfill the requirement to match the California Arts Council grant. Tickets are $50 and alll proceeds benefit Mendocino Art Center and Mendocino Film Festival

Scott Feinberg, the lead awards analyst for The Hollywood Reporter, will introduce East of Eden at all screenings. Feinberg, who boasts an exceptional track record for Oscar predictions, presented East of Eden at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Los Angeles earlier this year. 

Eventbrite - East of Eden Screening and Reception
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That's a Wrap!

The Mendocino Film Festival Thanks You for Another Wonderful Year!

A Year to Remember

This year saw a Mendocino Film Festival like none before, with over 7000 tickets sold to nearly 50 screenings on eight screens throughout Mendocino County over the course of four days. As the Festival brought films, guest panels and performances, and special events to five cities over the weekend, we invited filmmakers, special guests, and Festival-goers from around the world to experience Mendocino, where cinematic sophistication meets small-town charm.

The Mendocino Film Festival would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to the community for all its support. The Festival is deeply indebted to the many sponsors, members, and volunteers who dedicated immeasurable time and energy to making the Ninth Annual Mendocino Film Festival not just a successful event, but a record-breaking one.

It was an honor to bring the world to Mendocino for the acclaimed program, featuring fun and informative Q&As with filmmakers and special guests like Claudia Lennear and Warwick Ross, as well as special events like the CircusMecca performance at Grazing the Sky and the Beatles Sing-Along after Good Ol' Freda.

Check out the photos here.

The World Came To Mendocino

As we screened films from every continent, we were honored to have filmmakers and special guests from Australia to the United Kingdom at our Festival to share their insights with other filmmakers, film lovers, and festival attendees.

The Ninth Annual Mendocino Film Festival boasted a distinguished guest list, including Leslie Sbrocco (host of KQED's Check, Please! Bay Area), Warwick Ross (Director of Red Obsession), singer Claudia Lennear (20 Feet From Stardom), the team behind Frank vs. God (Stewart Schill, Scott Schill, Alan Pruzan, and Jonathan Beard), the Three Crows Media crew behind American Wine Story (David Baker, Kegan Sims, and Truen Pence), and many other renowned industry guests.

We also had the honor of hosting representatives from noteworthy organizations like Minddrive and Miami Ad School, giving them the opportunity to discuss their work and enjoy the majestic backdrop of Mendocino.

Thanks to our Sponsors and Members

This year, the support we have received has been immense, and we are incredibly grateful for the tremendous contributions from members and sponsors of the Festival. They have helped the Ninth Annual Mendocino Film Festival significantly, and we encourage you to thank them for their assistance in bringing critically acclaimed independent films to Mendocino County.

Over Festival weekend, our members and sponsors were the guests of honor at our parties, including the "A Night in the Spotlight" Members Screening and "An Evening of Haute Cuisine" Opening Night Party.

Your donations help bring the finest
in global filmmaking to Mendocino County.

MFF brings the world to the Mendocino Coast
and points inland.

This year independent films will screen in the Mendocino village and additionally in Fort Bragg (Coast Cinemas), Point Arena (Arena Theater), Willits (Noyo Theatre) and Anderson Valley (Balo Vineyards). See the list here.

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