MLFF is a five-day festival that screens independent features and shorts in the spectacular setting of Mammoth Lakes—California’s premier mountain resort, high in the Eastern Sierra held over Memorial Day weekend. The 10th annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, will be held May 22-26, 2024. Stay safe and hope to see you all there!
We are the west coast premier destination for films such as Damsel starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, to world premiere new discoveries like Netflix favorite Abducted in Plain Sight and many more.
Named as one of the Top 50 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee by Movie Maker Magazine for the past eight years in a row MLFF and the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World in 2022. MLFF showcases the work of emerging, innovative filmmakers against the backdrop of California's ruggedly beautiful Eastern Sierra. Industry professionals provide mentoring and support, relationships and collaborations are actively promoted and nurtured.
We take chances on talented but little-known artists and are committed to discovering new voices that will shape the future of film. Numerous films from our festival have gone on to great success, including Academy Award nominations, and have gone on to screen at many other festivals. This years Oscars feature MLFF Jury Award for Best Int’l Documentary To Kill A Tiger. And MLFF 2017 & 2018 Alumni Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik are nominated for Best Original Screenplay for May December. Come to MLFF and you can say I saw it first at the festival.