Sea Haven - Monterey Bay

The Countdown Begins For the Carmel International Film Festival


The countdown is on to the eighth annual Carmel International Film Festival! This year is shaping up to be our best yet with an outstanding line-up that includes films that are already generating Oscar buzz. We are also incredibly excited about the addition of our Music Café this year featuring young singer/songwriters performing live. We’ve expanded our expansion of last years Music Café. Check out our events page for all the details.

At the Carmel International Film Festival, the parties are more than just parties–they are a way of celebrating the community of independent film at the festival. From the Filmmakers Reception to the VIP Cocktail Parties, and everything in between, there is something for everyone. Back by popular demand this year is the Filmmakers’ Beach Dinner. Filmmakers and guests enjoy the beautiful Carmel beach and some phenomenal food and beverages, the Filmmakers’ Beach Dinner is an unforgettable, quintessential festival experience. Cheers!

CIFF is committed to supporting filmmakers – not only with an awesome festival experience – but also with support where it counts. CIFF offers awards for winners in every category: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Student Film.

Don’t know which ticket package is right for you? Here’s a quick rundown.

The Essential Credential gets you into all films at all times, and the Filmmakers’ Welcome shindig with 15 Monterey County wineries pouring.

The Producers Package gets you into very cool parties. You will also have access to our filmmakers’ lounge located adjacent to music café. Listen to some music and enjoy a glass of wine on us!

For the exclusive, five star experience – go for the Patrons Package. It comes with concierge service, no lines, reserved seating, filmmakers lounge, all parties including the exclusive Legends Dinner at Bernardus, VIP party, swag bag, framed print and list goes on!

Whichever you choose, we know you will have a great time. There will be filmmakers all over town – take the time to chat. They love to talk about their films and the back-stories are always fascinating.

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