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MONTHLY EVENTS - COMPETITION RUNS OCTOBER 2ND THROUGH 6TH 

CIFFest.com

A film festival drawing upon the rich history of  film and movie production on the Monterey Peninsula. We celebrate movies with monthly events, screenings, celebrity and prominent speakers, connectivity in the arts, all run by experienced film producers working to help keep independent theatrical films alive.

ENTER FESTIVAL COMPETITION
HERE BY CLICKING ON FILM FREEWAY

Film Freeway is the officia submission portal of CIFFest
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ENTRIES OPEN NOW!

EVENT PASSES   

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) CLICK ON THE EVENT PASS OR MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP YOU WANT BELOW. CHOOSE HOW MANY ENTRIES AND PAY IN THE SECURE STRIPE CREDIT CARD PORTAL

2) SHOW UP AT THE EVENT 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE START TIME AND CHECK IN BY NAME AND WE WILL GIVE YOU A WRISTBAND OR A LANYARD

 

3) YOUR WRISTBAND OR LANYARD IS GOOD FOR THE AFTER PARTY. KEEP IT TO GET BACK IN TO THE EVENT


 

TICKETS AND MEMBERSHIP

BUY TICKET: JUNE 1 "HEART STRINGS" MOVIE SCREENING WITH VARIETY EXECUTIVE EDITOR STEVEN GAYDOS AND PHOTOGRAPHER RANDY TUNNELL - CARMEL AND BIG SUR PAINTERS - BOHEMIAN LEGACY: $35

This is the standard price for all of our events outside of the monthly membership. Please note: tickets at the door are $40.

 BUY "THE CROWD" STANDARD MEMBERSHIP FOR: $25 per month by subscription

"The Crowd" monthly membership gets you access to all events and one day of the main film festival in October. Membership is billed monthly and can be canceled any time. 

BUY PATRON AND SPONSOR MEMBERSHIP: $250 per month by subscription

Patrons and Sponsors receive all of the above for two attendees including access to VIP events, name recognition on all programs, website, specific "The Crowd" advertisements and social media posts with celebrity guests. Click here to download our sponsorship package information. 

EVENTS IN JUNE

JUNE 1, 2PM @ LIGHTHOUSE CINEMAS
RANDY TUNNELL AND HIS BOOK "CARMEL AND BIG SUR PAINTERS - BOHEMIAN LEGACY"

JUNE 1,3:30 PM @ LIGHTHOUSE CINEMAS
A SCREENING OF "HEART STRINGS" WRITTEN BY VARIETY EXECUTIVE EDITOR AND VP OF GLOBAL CONTENT, STEVEN GAYDOS.Q&A AND MIXER AFTERWARDS - MIXER LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

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STEVEN GAYDOS AND ACTOR STEVE CARELL AT A VARIETY PRESS EVENT

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PHOTOGRAPHER RANDY TUNNELL

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Benefits
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Prominent Speakers Year-round from all the ARTS related to FILM

Meet, learn from and become friends with some of the most dynamic speakers in film and the related arts. Members of our support and patron group "The Crowd" and speakers invited to participate in CIFFest work for and create top tv shows, movies, museum quality artwork and much more. 

World-class Venues In A World-class Destination For An Affordable Price

CIFFest takes place at beautiful and artistically historical venues throughout the world famous town of Carmel-by-the-Sea and the entire Monterey Peninsula. At the same time we keep the events accessible for seniors, working artists and students by keeping the membership fee price starting at $25 per person.

A Warm and Inclusive Community For All People

The CIFFest community is centered around empathy, kindness and excellence in the arts. We have the world's best artists and the finest personalities mixing together to create an energy that is palpable.

Re-building The Historical Art Colony of The Monterey Peninsula

In the early 1900's Carmel and the surrounding area was the most prolific and famous art colony on the planet. Notable creatives of "The Carmel Crowd" include John Steinbeck, Jack London, Robinson Jeffers, Mary Austin and Upton Sinclair. Join us as we celebrate that past and

create a new future for Carmel's visibility on the worldwide stage as a unique creative community.  

The Carmelites picnic on Point Lobos, Gale cartoon from article by Wright, Willard Huntington, "Hotbed of Social Culture, Vortex of Erotic Erudition," Los Angeles Times, May 22, 1910. Left to right: Jack London, Alice MacGowan Cooke, Upton Sinclair, Xavier Martinez, Mary Austin, George Sterling, Lucia Chamberlain, Fred Bechdolt, James Hopper, Henry Lafler.

The Benefits of Membership

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Your Hosts

“CIFFest is a wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with leaders in the arts. It's inspiring and it's incredibly informative.”

Annette Andersen - Production Consultant and Producer on "Marshall" starring Chadwick Boseman, former executive assistant to Faye Dunaway and "The Simpson's" creator Matt Groening

Reviews

Sponsored by:

Lawrence Roeck Realtor
DRE#02224434 - Real Brokerage #02022092

Movie Director Lawrence Roeck (Diablo, The Forger), CIFFest and The Crowd co-founder specializes in investing, selling and buying homes, estates and buildings. Using decades of local experience, and the media and marketing resources of his movie production company, Space Rock Studios, Lawrence Roeck has resources other realtors do not have access to.

Realtor Lawrence Roeck is also a movie director
Forge in the Forest Restaurant is a proud sponsor

The Forge In The Forest

The Forge is one of the most beloved and recognized restaurants in Carmel that serves up locally sourced ingredients.  

Rich in artistry, the Forge building has served the community throughout its history….

Artist and writer Henry Miller and the internationally renowned writer, John Steinbeck were frequent visitors who met with other locals inside "The Forge," to drink, tell stories and talk. "The Grapes of Wrath" novel was reported to have been inspired inside The Forge as a result of one such meeting.  

Destination 831 is our proud audio visual sponsor

Destination 831

Destination 831 is the premier live streaming and social media production group in Monterey County.

Featuring live streaming, photography, video production and marketing savvy, Destination 831 is a proud sponsor of "The Crowd Arts Festival" and the best place to build your business or personal social media presence.

A trusted store for Carmel locals and proud sponsor of CIFFest

Big Sur Canna+Botanicals

Big Sur Canna+Botanicals is Carmel’s finest boutique cannabis retail store founded in 2014 by Aram Stoney & John DeFloria. Devoted to sourcing only the highest quality cannabis products by trusted brands. Promoting wellness by combining an educational approach with personalized customer service. BSCB provides a world-class dispensary experience with an extensive array of products that reflect our beautiful region and community.

Go to Mission Bistro in Carmel for wonderful food and atmosphere

Mission Bistro

Mission Bistro is a cozy and charming restaurant on Mission Street, offering brunch, lunch, dinner, and local wines. Chef Matt Zimny sources from Monterey and Santa Cruz County farms and ranches for fresh and seasonal dishes.

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Patrons
Judie Profeta - Realtor
Joyce Andersen - TV Host
Nina Martina - Actor
Carley Ganley - Artist 
Sylvia Schaefer - Artist
Kirk Miller - Artist

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2024 CARMEL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

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