Here Is Why You Will Have the Best Time at the Mendocino Film Festival

Attention film lovers! We have an event just for you. No need to go all the way to Venice or Cannes for a great movie festival, we have one right here in the heart of Mendocino! The Mendocino Film Festival gathers dozens of independent filmmakers and talents every year, and you really don’t want to miss it. Watch innovative movies, meet the directors and cast, and enjoy a fun and lively event surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Northern California. Read on to find out more about this exclusive event and start planning your trip to Sea Rock Inn today!


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History Of the Festival

The Mendocino Film Festival was created 13 years ago with the help of world-renowned director Sydney Pollack (Out of Africa, The Way We Were, Tootsie). It has the reputation of presenting high-quality, fresh movies to the public, with Oscar nominees and Sundance winners coming for the occasion. As an active part of the cinematic tradition, the Mendocino Film Festival is a wonderful way to spend the weekend with your better half and allows you to discover the stunning area of Mendocino and the Northern California coast.


What You Can See

The Mendocino Film Festival takes place every June and is spread over two weekends in several cities. When you attend the festival, you get to see over 50 films, participate in many events like filmmakers Q&A’s and panels, festival celebrations, and many other activities! On top of the movies showcases, the festival also features a variety of documentaries and hosts an award ceremony for the following categories:


  • Audience choice award for best feature-length film
  • Best documentary feature
  • Best narrative feature
  • Best short film
  • Special Jury awards


Tip: Festival tickets are available for sale starting in May, so make sure you grab yours in time!


Experience the Beauty of Mendocino at Sea Rock Inn

Mendocino Film FestivalLive out your passion for films at the Mendocino Film Festival and come home to a comfortable room at Sea Rock Inn. Our accommodations are ideal for a romantic getaway with your significant other, or even for a stop during your road trip along the 101! Relax and unwind in a beautiful Northern California setting and enjoy spacious and elegant amenities with all the modern comforts you need.


Book Suite 7 and get a great night’s sleep in the massive four-poster king bed with the view of the ocean in the distance. Drink a hot cup of coffee on your deck, take a bath in your private bathroom, and nestle up by the fireplace with a good book. Wake up the next day with a delicious homemade breakfast and get ready to explore Mendocino a little more!

Book your stay at Sea Rock Inn today! We look forward to hosting you.