Calling all movie buffs! If you love the art of film and want to discover the natural wonders of Northern California, we have the perfect event for you. The Mendocino Film Festival gathers dozens of independent filmmakers and talents every year. You can watch innovative movies, meet the directors and cast, and enjoy a fun event surrounded by jaw-dropping landscapes! Read on to find out what you will see at the festival and start planning your visit today. Then, enjoy more of Mendocino’s treasures when you download our free Vacation Guide! It has all the top recommendations for local restaurants, outdoor activities, museums, shops, and more wonderful events.
Plan the Most Wonderful Weekend at the Mendocino Film Festival
What Is the Mendocino Film Festival?
Are you ready to attend one of the most anticipated events of the year? The Mendocino Film Festival was created by the world-renowned director Sydney Pollack (Out of Africa, The Way We Were, Tootsie) and has since been a hit with both locals and visitors every June. After all, Mendocino is only two hours north of San Francisco and eight hours north of glamorous Hollywood!
Each year, the festival presents high-quality movies to the public. Oscar nominees and Sundance Film Festival winners even come for the occasion. It’s a wonderful way to spend the weekend with your better half and indulge in your passion for cinema!
What You Will See
The festival takes place in several cities over the course of two weekends. Throughout the event, you can watch more than 50 films (some of which were nominated for an Oscar!), participate in filmmaker Q&As, and enjoy celebrations and other activities. On top of movies screenings, you can also attend related gatherings like the award ceremony, the opening reception, and special events like the Breakfast Club in the Filmmaker Lounge or Coffee Klatch: Women Filmmakers Panel.
The Room of Your Dreams Awaits at Sea Rock Inn
Now that you know the wonderful time that awaits you at the Mendocino Film Festival, you need to find the perfect place to stay! Our accommodations are perfect for romantic escapes and friends getaways, especially after a road trip along the 101. You can relax and unwind in our beautiful Northern California setting and enjoy elegant amenities with all the modern comforts you need.
Take a look at Suite 7, for example. This spacious room has everything you desire and more! Snuggle up near the fireplace after a long day, then dream the night away in the massive four-poster king bed with the view of the ocean in the distance. In the morning, drink a hot cup of coffee on your deck! We offer a delicious, homemade breakfast each day and use fresh, local products you will absolutely love. You’ll wish it were morning all day long!