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."
Audience Choice Awards
for Best Narrative and
Your vote counts and you voted for…drum roll…The Intouchables
as Best Narrative. The Intouchables
, based on a true story, is an irreverent, uplifting comedy.
You voted again and chose The Welcome as Best Documentary. The Welcome is an inspiring film that follows veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress as they attend a healing retreat. The vets' unflinching honesty, courage, and love lift us up. It is a heart-warming film.
Click the 2013 Film Selections button above to see trailers of these two outstanding independent films.
The Mendocino Film Festival screened the popular film SOMM in Anderson Valley and in the Festival Tent in Mendocino.
Recently, the SOMM trailer was voted the #1 trailer on iTunes. Now you can see the entire film on iTunes beginning June 21, 2013.
Four men will do anything to pass the most difficult test you’ve NEVER heard of...
SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional, and illuminating look into a mysterious world – the Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam. The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the world’s most prestigious, secretive, and exclusive organizations. Since its inception almost 40 years ago, less than 200 candidates have reached the exalted Master level. The exam covers literally every nuance of the world of wine, spirits and cigars.
Shrouded in secrecy, access to the Court of Master Sommeliers has always been strictly regulated and cameras have never been allowed anywhere near the exam, until now.
How much do you think you know about wine? SOMM will make you think again.
SOMM takes you on the ultimate insider’s tour into a world of obsession, hope, and friendship in red, blanc and sometimes rose.
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.