LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 29, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — The Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, set in the majestic setting of Mammoth Lakes, California, has announced its line-up of screenings and events for the festival’s second edition.
The five-day festival will take place over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 25 -29, 2016, and includes a tribute to legendary director Joe Dante, four gala events and narrative and documentary competition sections.
The festival will present 14 films in Narrative and Documentary Competition, as well as additional events and special screenings. Gala events include the Opening Night Screening and Party for “Operation Avalanche,” Centerpiece Sierra Spirit Award Presentation to iconic filmmaker Joe Dante, Spotlight Screening of acclaimed documentary “Beware The Slenderman,” a Gala Closing Night Screening for “Sonita,” and a closing night Awards Party.
Taking place five hours north of Los Angeles by car and thirty minutes south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival delivers an intimate and unique experience for festivalgoers, filmmakers, and industry guests, with the opportunity to experience screenings and events in a mountain setting.
The festival presents a diverse selection from world premieres to film festival favorites, short film screenings and a Saturday morning Indie cartoon program for children over the five days. The festival will also include nightly gala events that celebrate the excitement and discovery of visionary filmmaking.
“Our excellent film programs this year will thrill audiences and build on our tremendous success from last year,” said Mammoth Lakes Film Festival Founder Shira Dubrovner. “We are a destination film festival for audiences who want to experience the best in cinema while surrounded by the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Mammoth Lakes.”
“I am particularly excited for our Centerpiece Gala, where we will present the first Sierra Spirit Award to legendary Hollywood director Joe Dante, and screen his classic film ‘Innerspace.'”
“This is our strongest selection yet of exciting and innovative films from around the world. Our mission is to go beyond trends to bring inspired and timeless independent filmmaking undiluted- directly to our audiences,” said Paul Sbrizzi, director of programming.
Festival passes and individual tickets are available now.
Ticket sales and additional festival information can be found at: www.MammothLakesFilmFestival.