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Can’t get to Cannes this year? Well we have our 4th La Costa Film Festival in our own backyard!  Come out and enjoy!

The La Costa Film Festival

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Fun!… Glamorous!… Intimate! An international and world class film festival right here in your back yard. These are all words that describe a unique cultural experience not to be missed – the La Costa Film Festival, now entering its fourth year. It didn’t happen by  accident, but was surely predestined for this area blessed with natural beauty and an innate appreciation for the arts. The Festival also draws upon the mystique and storied Hollywood connections of the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, which has served as the Festival’s host from the beginning. Co-founders Michael and Ruby Callihan soon discovered that their vision for creating this legacy event would inspire over 150 equally passionate volunteers annually devoting over 10,000 hours towards its success.

The Festival is an irresistible combination of quality films, red carpet galas, amazing free panels, celebrities, and exciting special events. They’re all presented in a setting that epitomizes a world-class destination. We have honored stars like Andy Garcia, Ed Harris, Ron Shelton and John C. McGinley, who have all praised the experience. Filmmakers have already called the Festival, “the gold standard for treatment of filmmakers.”

Last year, over 4,000 fans were treated with forty-eight films, which included five world premieres, and eighteen providing filmmaker Q&A’s, plus three FREE panels with leading film industry experts.

Currently three amazing venues are available for screening, starting with under the stars at Center Court at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa; the ultimate in pampering from Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas, and the beautiful Ruby G. Schulman Theater at the Dove Library. Don’t miss Opening Night ‘Sip & Savor Gala – featuring fabulous cuisine from the area’s best restaurants, award winning local craft beers, exquisite boutique wines, and all complemented by fantastic live musical entertainment. Come back for more with the Friday Night Gala, or the La Costa Stars Awards on Saturday night.

Film-lovers will enjoy a broad and impressive slate of films each year, ranging from documentaries, features and shorts. One particular focus is the Sports Film competition with our celebrity panel of judges selecting the best narrative, documentary and short film for recognition. The popular Audience Awards makes you the judge with live balloting submitted for films in all categories.  We offer two special short film competitions for student filmmakers, one for High Schools, and one for Colleges with a $500 prize for the winner as determined by audience vote. The ‘Reel Pitch’ competition allows you to witness the discovery of raw talent displayed in a Shark Tank inspired format live at the Festival.

Fun! Glamorous! Intimate!

Don’t Miss It!!