The La Costa Film Festival of Carlsbad beckons you to explore this idyllic coastal town known for its gorgeous beaches, exquisite local cuisine, and sports loving citizenry. It is home to sports industry giants such as Callaway, TaylorMade, and Cobra, as well as family focused attractions such as LEGOLAND, and ‘The Flower Fields.’ Another great choice is simply strolling through the Village of Carlsbad, and enjoying its quaint seaside ambiance. Our mantra is much like Carlsbad by the Sea, “casual yet intimate, relaxed yet unforgettable.”
The goal of the Festival itself is to combine the excitement, glamour, and experience of Hollywood with a setting that makes you feel like you’ve arrived at a destination vacation. It’s adds another dimension to watching a movie, when you’re able to listen to the passion of the filmmaker as they discuss their creation, or mingle with the stars that brought it to life. A variety of panels and parties will further deepen the impact as well as the appreciation of their craft.
The Festival also provides an ideal platform to showcase the best of our area, which begins at the Opening Night Gala -‘Taste of North County,’ featuring fabulous cuisine from area restaurants, acclaimed local craft beers, boutique wines, and all complemented by live musical entertainment. Continue your pleasure with the Friday Night Bash, or the Saturday Evening Awards Soiree.
Film-lovers will enjoy a broad and impressive slate of films each year, ranging from documentaries, features and shorts, with a special juried category for sports films. Student filmmakers from our area high schools have a chance to participate in their own competition with the winner splitting a $1,000 cash prize with their school’s film department. The films will be screened in three dynamic venues; Center Court under the stars at the Omni Resort La Costa; the Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas; or the relaxed Ruby Schulman Theater at the Dove Library.