A Year to Remember
This year saw a Mendocino Film Festival like none before, with over 7000 tickets sold to nearly 50 screenings on eight screens throughout Mendocino County over the course of four days. As the Festival brought films, guest panels and performances, and special events to five cities over the weekend, we invited filmmakers, special guests, and Festival-goers from around the world to experience Mendocino, where cinematic sophistication meets small-town charm.
The Mendocino Film Festival would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to the community for all its support. The Festival is deeply indebted to the many sponsors, members, and volunteers who dedicated immeasurable time and energy to making the Ninth Annual Mendocino Film Festival not just a successful event, but a record-breaking one.
It was an honor to bring the world to Mendocino for the acclaimed program, featuring fun and informative Q&As with filmmakers and special guests like Claudia Lennear and Warwick Ross, as well as special events like the CircusMecca performance at Grazing the Sky and the Beatles Sing-Along after Good Ol' Freda.
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The World Came To Mendocino
As we screened films from every continent, we were honored to have filmmakers and special guests from Australia to the United Kingdom at our Festival to share their insights with other filmmakers, film lovers, and festival attendees.
The Ninth Annual Mendocino Film Festival boasted a distinguished guest list, including Leslie Sbrocco (host of KQED's Check, Please! Bay Area), Warwick Ross (Director of Red Obsession), singer Claudia Lennear (20 Feet From Stardom), the team behind Frank vs. God (Stewart Schill, Scott Schill, Alan Pruzan, and Jonathan Beard), the Three Crows Media crew behind American Wine Story (David Baker, Kegan Sims, and Truen Pence), and many other renowned industry guests.
We also had the honor of hosting representatives from noteworthy organizations like Minddrive and Miami Ad School, giving them the opportunity to discuss their work and enjoy the majestic backdrop of Mendocino.
Thanks to our Sponsors and Members
This year, the support we have received has been immense, and we are incredibly grateful for the tremendous contributions from members and sponsors of the Festival. They have helped the Ninth Annual Mendocino Film Festival significantly, and we encourage you to thank them for their assistance in bringing critically acclaimed independent films to Mendocino County.
Over Festival weekend, our members and sponsors were the guests of honor at our parties, including the "A Night in the Spotlight" Members Screening and "An Evening of Haute Cuisine" Opening Night Party.
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