Join us at these events as we celebrate 10 remarkable years.
Read more about our special programs here.
Plastic Man Art Exhibition
May 9, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us on May 9 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Mendocino Art Center for a special Second Saturday reception celebrating the work of “found-object alchemist” and sculptor Jerry Ross Barrish, the subject of 2015 Mendocino Film Festival selection Plastic Man: The Artful Life of Jerry Ross Barrish. In partnership with the Mendocino Art Center, an exhibit of the works of Jerry Ross Barrish runs from May 2 through May 31.
May 13, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Support a good cause while enjoying a good meal: join us at our Kickoff Party at MacCallum House on Wednesday, May 13, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Make your Festival selections while enjoying the culinary talents of Executive Chef Alan Kantor, with full meals in the main dining room, casual meals in the atrium, or appetizers and drinks in the Victorian-style bar. A portion of the proceeds from the night will benefit the Mendocino Film Festival.
May 22 - 24
Opening the Mendocino Film Festival on Memorial Day Weekend in Philo, Cinema in the Vineyards presents Films that Evoke the Senses, this year with a focus on farm-to-table and sustainable agriculture, agrarian and country living, and, of course, wine. You can see a complete list of films and special events here.
Festival Headquarters Opens
Come see us at our fabulous Festival Headquarters! All Festival operations, including our Box Office, move to Oddfellows Hall in Mendocino Village on Wednesday, May 27. See more information on tickets and Box Office hours here.
TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
May 28-31, 2015
Celebrate ten remarkable years with screenings and special events in Mendocino Village, Fort Bragg, Point Arena, and Willits.
Read about our Tenth Anniversary program here.
A Toast to Ten Years
A Special Screening for our Members and Sponsors
Thursday, May 28, 7:00 pm
Take a trip down memory lane with our Festival Favorites Short Films Program, preceded by the winner of Mendocino High School’s 2015 student film contest, at this exclusive Member and Sponsor event. Enjoy Scharffenberger sparkling wine and gourmet popcorn as we raise a glass to ten remarkable years at this elegant and entertaining celebration.
Opening Night Party and Chef Showcase for our Members and Sponsors
Friday, May 29, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Don your Red Carpet attire for this exclusive Member and Sponsor celebration. Enjoy exquisite hors d’oeuvres and live music as you take in the sweeping vistas from the Hill House and mingle with filmmakers and friends over elaborate amuses-bouches, craft cocktails, wine, beer, chocolate, and more, all from local purveyors and prepared by local chefs. Proudly sponsored by Pamela Hudson Real Estate. Read more about the soiree of the season here.
Mendo After Dark
Thursday, May 28 – Sunday, May 31, 10:00 pm - last call
Don’t stop the party: once we wrap for the day, head over to Dick’s Place, Patterson’s Pub, or
Flow for more revelry. Socialize at these unofficial after-parties and discuss the day’s screenings as we continue the celebrations until closing time. Dick’s Place will also host dance parties on Friday and Saturday night, featuring DJ DLT.
The Breakfast Club
Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31, 9:00 am • Oddfellows Hall
We invite you to join us every morning at Festival Headquarters at Oddfellows Hall in Mendocino Village for coffee and pastries at 9 am.
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