Step 1: Check out our program book. It will guide you through the 12th Annual Mendocino Film Festival. You can also always call us at (707) 937-0171.
Step 2: Make travel arrangements. Reserve your lodging: we recommend our Hospitality Partners. Out of town or local, we look forward to welcoming you to the Festival!
Step 3: Note screening dates and times. Please allow yourself plenty of time to get around and double-check screening dates and times. Our Mendocino Village venues are within easy walking distance of each other. Be sure to check the screening times and locations of the films you want to see.
Step 4: Become a Member. Festival Members support independent film and arts education and receive invitations to exclusive Member events during the Festival and throughout the year. Plus, at the Producer level and above, your VIP pass will get you priority access to every screening.
Step 5: Pick up passes and buy tickets. Ticket sales are now available online. In Person:
Friday-Sunday, May 5 – May 28, 12-4 pm and Members and Sponsors can pick up passes and tickets during box office hours at the Mendocino Film Festival office at the Water Tower Friday and at Festival Headquarters starting June 1.
Please plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to ensure your seat. Remember: even if a screening is out of advance tickets, rush tickets may be available at the door. Rush lines begin 20 minutes to an hour before start-time.
Step 6: Let’s Get Social. Connect with us across our social media all year long. Follow us and join the conversation. #MendoFilm
12th ANNUAL MENDOCINO FILM FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE
Mendocino Film History
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.
2016: 66 films, 3 Academy® Award Nominees, 2 Academy® Award Winners, 3 California Premieres, 1 U.S. Premier.