Travel the world from the edge of your seat at the
May 27-29 & June 2-5, 2016
Over the years, the Mendocino Film Festival has established a reputation for presenting award-winning international and independent films and has become renowned on the festival circuit, drawing filmmakers and attendees from around the world while maintaining its commitment to the local community. Featuring special events, filmmaker Q&As, and panels, the program offers the unique opportunity to meet filmmakers and film aficionados in an intimate setting while enjoying the striking natural beauty of Mendocino, which has inspired generations of artists. Now screening at eight venues in five cities, the program has continued to grow while preserving the intimacy and quality of experience that have set the festival apart and enabled it to thrive.
Join us for another extraordinary edition of the Mendocino Film Festival:
May 27 – 29
1904: First film, The Sequoia Sempervirens, shot in Mendocino
1940: Noyo Theatre founded in Willits
1954: East of Eden ..
1965: The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! ..
1970: Summer of ‘42 ..
1978: Same Time, Next Year ..
1982: Cujo stalks the streets of Mendocino ..
2006: Sydney Pollack helps found the Mendocino Film Festival ..
2007: Albert Maysles attends ..
2009: Danny Glover and Robert Elfstrom attend ..
2010: Wavy Gravy and Daniel Ellsberg perform magic show; Haskell Wexler wins Albert Maysles Award ..
2011: Roko Belic attends; Les Blank wins Albert Maysles Award ..
2012: Fort Bragg and Point Arena programs established ..
2013: Philo and Willits programs established ..
2013: Alloy Orchestra accompanies Silent Film Program ..
2014: Leslie Sbrocco, Claudia Lennear, and Warwick Ross attend ..
2015: Tenth Anniversary Celebrations, featuring 67 films and 46 filmmakers from 18 countries in 15 languages, 5 Academy® Award Nominations, and 1 Academy® Award over two weekends.