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International Film Festival - Sept 19-21, 2014

The 2014 Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

Dates: September 19-21, 2014
Locations: Big Bear Village Theaters and other venues around Big Bear Village
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The Big Bear Film Festival is pleased to announce that its 15th annual Film Festival will be held September 19- 21. The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing the emerging talent of screenwriters and independent filmmakers within the idyllic setting of Big Bear Lake. Our goal is to nurture a festival that is highly creative, filmmaker friendly and which provides an educational experience for those people interested in all aspects of the film industry.

The first festival to feature a 3D showcase, Big Bear Film Festival is currently screening over 100 documentaries and narrative films (about 15% feature length and 85% short features) for this year’s event to be held at the Village Theaters and other venues around Big Bear Village.

During the festival, 115 movies will be shown in venues around Big Bear, along with panels and seminars on subjects of interest to both aspiring filmmakers to fans of filmmaking, including distribution, funding sources, the state of women in the industry and crafting a story. This year the festival is excited to introduce live readings from portions of the 5 Screenplay Finalists. The three day event culminates with Festival Awards at which cash prizes will be awarded to the top feature length film ($1000), top short film ($500) and the top screenplay ($1000).

Come experience what MovieMaker Magazine has called one of the "Top 25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee." 

In addition to the Festival Awards, the schedule of special events includes:

  • Friday 9/19 - Industry Networking Event, Opening Night Party and Honoree Awards in Directing, Cinematography, Screenwriting, Film Music and the Community Award
  • Saturday 9/20 - Filmmaker Breakfast, Centerpiece Film & Reception
  • Sunday 9/21 - Festival Awards & Wrap Party

Ticket Pricing*: 

  • Weekend Film Pass: $70
  • One Day Pass (Friday): $35
  • One Day Pass (Saturday): $35
  • One Day Pass (Sunday): $15
  • Centerpiece Film: $35
*The one day passes allow access to any and all screenings on the day the pass is valid for (excluding special events such as the Centerpiece Film). The weekend pass allows entry into any and all screenings on the day the pass is valid for (excluding special events). There are physical tickets for sale in the Big Bear Visitors Center at 630 Bartlett Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 that will then be taken to the festival box office (located in the Chamber conference room) for redemption. Guests who purchased tickets over the phone or online, will be put on a will-call list and need to go to the box office to get into the festival.
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