The Coronado Island Film Festival is planning for a return to our traditional festival format with in person screenings, special engagements, panels, culinary cinema series, and of course red carpet moments! Additionally, the festival plans to curate a select number of films that will screen online as part of our virtual fest.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) is a 501 (c)(3) charitable corporation in good standing whose mission is to welcome makers and lovers of film from all over the world to the storied seaside village of Coronado, California to celebrate the magical art of visual storytelling. Coronado’s enduring love affair with Hollywood began more than a century ago at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, our festival’s Presenting Sponsor. Launched in 2016, CIFF quickly established itself as a unique, walkable, destination film festival. Through year-round events and screenings, Q & A’s, workshops, live performances, informative panels, celebrity tributes, and awards presented by juries of respected industry pros, the festival continues to attract filmmakers at every level of their craft, celebrities, and various industry notables who come to experience the best of independent, studio and student films in an intimate and welcoming environment.
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
Over the bridge from downtown San Diego, a world-class destination awaits presenting a world-class celebration for cinematic art! We invite filmmakers from across the globe to a festival that is, at once, both cosmopolitan and intimate, a rare combination that allows for an indelible experience that lasts long after the lights go up.
THE PERFECT FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE
CIFF has screened a blend of notable independent films alongside Oscar-nominated features. Past films have included The Finest Hours, 45 Years, Darkest Hour, Green Book, Roma, Widows, The Favourite, Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story, Clemency, A Hidden Life, One Child Nation, and 2020 Oscar-nominated Live Action Short Nefta Football Club and the Oscar winner, The Neighbors’ Window.
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