There are hundreds of amazing film festivals around the world, and one of them is right here in Mendocino. Large film festivals like the Cannes International Film Festival and Colorado’s Sundance Film Festival are wonderful but can be a bit intimidating for not only moviemakers but guests as well. We at Sea Rock Inn love our own Mendocino Film Festival. It’s a perfect mix of innovative filmmakers as well as fun events leading up to the main showings, and the crowds are much smaller. When you attend the Mendocino Film Festival, you will also be surrounded by beautiful California coastal nature. From the gorgeous ocean to ancient redwood forests, Mendocino offers a truly creative and inspirational landscape!
For more information on the Mendocino Film Festival, along with other local annual events, you can download our free Vacation Guide! Discover a variety of incredible festivals that take place each year right on our beautiful coast near Sea Rock Inn.
Step-by-Step Festival Guide
If you want to know the inside scoop on how to spend your time at the Mendocino Film Festival, there is a step-by-step guide that you will greatly benefit from! The first step to a successful film festival experience is checking out the Mendocino Film Festival program book. This will walk you through the specific festival you are planning on attending. Two weekends, five cities, and over 50 films offer quite the variety, so you are sure to be enticed by at least something in the program book. The venues are also within easy walking distance of each other, creating an ideal festival village! Then, be sure to note screening dates and times to plan out your Mendocino Film Festival schedule. Then, it’s time to get your tickets and make travel arrangements. Book your stay in advance at Sea Rock Inn for a luxurious seaside cottage! Our charming coastal bed and breakfast is sure to book quickly during this premier local event!
Purchasing Tickets for the Mendocino Film Festival
Ticket sales for the Mendocino Film Festival are open to the public in May! Members and sponsors can pick up passes and tickets during box office hours at one of the Mendocino Film Festival offices. Then, once you’ve arrived for the festival, be sure to arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of each film in order to ensure your seat! Even if a screening is out of advance tickets, there may be rush tickets available at the door. These lines begin 20 minutes to an hour before start time. Follow the Mendocino Film Festival on social media for updates in advance of and during the event. #MendoFilm!
Other Than Films
Under the umbrella of the Mendocino Film Festival, there will also be some other events that you should consider attending. The Kick Off Party is an absolute favorite at the MacCullum House Restaurant. This exquisite culinary evening is a wonderful start to the festival! Indulge in truly delectable locally-sourced ingredients. World-class wines, craft cocktails, craft spirits, and beer will also be available. Don your finest attire for this glamourous evening and experience Mendocino at its best! Cinema in the Vineyards is another popular aspect of the festival. On Memorial Day weekend, you can enjoy a showcase of agrarian living, from sustainable farming to the farm-to-table movement. Films from around the world will be paired with special events highlighting the best of Anderson Valley!
Stay at Sea Rock Inn
Having fantastic events like the Mendocino Film Festival in our area is one of the reasons why so many people enjoy visiting us on the Northern California Coast. When you do decide to join in the fun at the Mendocino Film Festival, be sure to consider staying with us at Sea Rock Inn. The spectacular views from our cliffside property perfectly embody the inspiration that abounds at this creative festival. Enjoy these views with a glass of wine on our lawn or in your room. Contact our amazing staff today and let us book you a room for the Mendocino Film Festival!