We are a wonderfully intimate and vibrant festival that takes place in one of the most beautiful and unique locations in the United States: Borrego Springs, CA (a half days drive from L.A.).
The film screenings take place at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center.
Our community supports the festival with incredible enthusiasm and always sells-out our festival passes. Packed houses and a raucous Q&A are all part of the event. We're an old-school film festival. You'll meet and greet your audience, have a blast, and interact with everyone!
BSFF filmmakers are honored guest in our town. We'll treat you to a wonderful opening gala, parties, a private lounge area, and discount lodging in Borrego Springs.
2017 is a special year for the film festival. We're expanding our industry panels, Q&A sessions, and are screening locally filmed "Last Days in the Desert," the 2016 film by director Rodrigo García, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and actor Ewan McGregor.
Join us for what will be the best year of the BSFF by far! One huge theater, one big screen, and endless community enthusiasm!
The Borrego Springs Film Festival is a young and popular Southern California juried film festival in the categories of narrative, documentary, animation, latino, and short films.
The Borrego Springs Film Festival occurs in our small desert resort town surrounded by the 640,000 acres of Anza Borrego Desert State Park. This natural beauty has long attracted tourists and filmmakers and explains the area's strong historical connection to cinema production.
The earliest feature was made here in the 1920's and over 60 films have been shot here since. Film industry personalities come to Borrego Springs to live, work, and play. We welcome your creative energy to our film festival and invite you to join us in building a tradition celebrating innovative filmmaking.
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