The 9th Annual Columbia Gorge International Film Festival will be in Big Bear Lake, CA, and is open for submissions with exciting new additions and developments. You can learn more about our past events by visiting our festival history.
You may submit via our hosts Withoutabox or Film Freeway.
We develop unique community events to support and encourage artists and film makers. Believing in the power of film and storytelling. The Festival aim to connect artists and their creations to a community both locally as well as globally.
Our festivals grow organically through the ideas and suggestions of the artists involved. We allow our filmmakers to express themselves by being a fundamental part of the development and production of our events. We hope to foster extensive connection and collaboration opportunities.
Founded in the idyllic Pacific Northwest, The Columbia Gorge International Film Festival is an international event with a community focus. We aim to showcase, promote and connect deserving filmmakers and multimedia artists within our local, national and international community. We are taking our festival on a national tour to meet and connect to more incredible communities and new audiences.
Combining public screenings in with small forums to share in a dialogue and exchange through the powerful language of film and the arts.
Inspire, create, challenge, cherish, see, encourage, entertain, educate, inform, inquire, question, delight, empower, give, include, taste, explore, commend, experience, learn, share, sing, grow, strengthen, understand, think, laugh, cry, celebrate, feel and be moved. We are a community members, filmmakers, artists, educators, volunteers, family members, farmers, business owners, travellers, students, event coordinators, policy makers, movie goers, critics and connoisseurs. We love films and we celebrate the artists who come together to create. It takes a community. And we are thrilled to bring our family, friends, local, national and international community together to share in some of the most beautiful areas of the Pacific North West.