Experience our next extraordinary edition
May 27-29 & June 2-5
We are proud to present our most international and award-winning program yet, featuring three Oscar nominees (two winners), three films fresh from Sundance, three California Premieres, and a U.S. Premiere, as well as spotlight programs, special events, filmmaker Q&As and panels, and Festival celebrations.
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Welcome! As we enter our second decade, we are delighted to present our Eleventh Annual Mendocino Film Festival program, featuring three Oscar nominees (including two winners), three films fresh from Sundance, and an array of award-winning independent and international film, all in this unforgettable destination.
In addition to our perennial favorites, this year’s program incorporates a wide range of new documentary subjects and expanded narrative selections. Our most awarded and ambitious program to date highlights stories of adventure, intrigue, and romance by remarkable filmmakers from around the globe.
In the following pages, you will find details on our films and events around Mendocino, beginning in Philo on Memorial Day Weekend and continuing in Mendocino Village, Fort Bragg, Willits, and Point Arena the following weekend.
We look forward to welcoming first-time visitors and long-time locals alike to our next extraordinary edition, and we invite you to experience our famed hospitality as you travel the world from the edge of your seat May 27-29 and June 2-5, 2016!
2016 PROGRAM DIRECTOR LORI DONNELLY
Lori Donnelly comes to us by way of Rochester, where she programmed for George Eastman House. She has also worked with AFI Silver Theatre, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Brattle Theatre. With the goal of introducing audiences to more diverse subjects, films, and filmmakers while maintaining the core tone of the Festival, she has selected an impressive program of films that continue to garner recognition.
GUEST CURATOR JOSHUA MOORE
“Getting to introduce a new audience to new works” is what drew Guest Curator Joshua Moore to the Mendocino Film Festival. A graduate of San Francisco State and a filmmaker himself, Joshua started out as a programmer with Mill Valley Film Festival before joining the Jewish Film Institute. In his role with the Mendocino Film Festival, he has curated a special track of Bay Area films for 2016: Dogfight, Golden Kingdom, T-Rex, and Theory of Obscurity.
Join us for another extraordinary edition of the Mendocino Film Festival:
May 27 – 29
Cinema in the Vineyards