OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES

To help you get ready for the upcoming event, we want to give you a brief overview of some of the exciting plans that will be taking place September 18-24, 2017! Here is why you should be getting very excited:

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Monday, September 18th

Monday’s Movie by the Lake: Outdoor live music and screenings are incredibly important to us. We love to bring art into nature. On Monday night we will be hosting this season’s first evening of live music and a movie at the Meadow’s Edge Picnic Area, 6:30pm – 10:00pm. Free to attend. RSVP

Tuesday, September 19th 

Lake Activities: We have a tradition of on-the-water activities. The festival has rafted class 3 rapids, swam in many lakes, jumped off bridges into rivers, paddle boarded to islands and even perilously inner tubed down waterfalls. Join us this year for three hours on the lake with access to: the Tarzan Boat, Kayaks, Canoes and Paddle Boards. Festival Campers: $10 / Festival Guests: $25 RSVP

Tuesday’s Movie by the Lake: A second evening of live music and an outdoor movie by the lake. Join us again for an evening of art in nature at the Meadow’s Edge Picnic Area, 6:30pm – 10:00pm. Free to attend. RSVP

Wednesday, September 20th

Fishing on Big Bear Lake: Join some passionate fishermen/women out on the edge of Big Bear Lake. Enjoy some peace and quiet for an afternoon of fishing with friends. Drinks included. A link to a $15 permit retrieval will be included in your RSVP response. Festival Camper $5  / Festival Guests $20 Permit Required RSVP

Miss Liberty Karaoke Cruise: Enjoy a proper cruising tour around Big Bear Lake. What better way to get to know an incredible community of filmmakers and friends than enjoying a drink (or four) on a paddle wheel boat while performing some karaoke. Surely, an adventure to remember. Festival Campers: $10 / Festival Guests: $25 RSVP

Downtown Music & Movie Event: We are bringing our festival into the heart of the Big Bear this Wednesday night. After disembarking from the karaoke voyage, take a stroll through Big Bear Lake Village to the corner of Pine Knot Ave. & Village Dr. We will have a DJ, musical guests, a bar and a community film screening after sunset. Free to attend. RSVP

Thursday, September 21st

Guided Hike up Cougar Crest Trail: Join our Festival Leadership team for a tradition of getting out into nature. We will follow up with exact details of where and when to meet in response to your RSVP. Free to attend. Past Hikes: 2016 Hike & Pacific North West Hikes RSVP

Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center: Join us for our first full day of films. Films will begin at 12pm / Noon and play throughout the day in four different screening rooms. There will be many ways to enjoy the day. Independent Films from around the world with film makers in attendance for introductions and Q&A’s. Virtual Reality exhibits. And live music in our geodesic dome. Free to attend. RSVP

Friday – September 22nd

Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center: Join us for our second full day of films from around the world. Films will begin at 12pm / Noon and play throughout the day in four different screening rooms. There will be many ways to enjoy the day. Independent Films from around the world with film makers in attendance for introductions and Q&A’s. Live screenplay reads where actors bring scripts to life. Virtual Reality exhibits. And live music in our geodesic dome. Free to attend. RSVP

Saturday, September 23rd

Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center: Join us for a full day of films from around the world, continued Virtual Reality, Live Screenplay Reads and more. Films will begin at 12pm / Noon and play throughout the day in four different screening rooms.  Free to attend. RSVP

Guest Speakers & Lecturers: We are humbly grateful for the industry professionals who have come to mentor over the years. Join us in our outdoor geodesic dome for worlds of wisdom and insight. We have learned a great deal of wisdom about film making, screenwriting, acting and more.

The Ultimate Talent Show: A Festival full of talented artists deems a traditional talent show. You won’t want to miss the incredible show that our host and comedian Vivian Martinez puts together for this always unforgettable night. From it’s beginnings in a home garage, this talent show has grown to be a favorite event at the festival.

Sunday, September 24th

Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center: Join us for a full day of films from around the world, continued Virtual Reality, Live Screenplay Reads and more. Films will play throughout the afternoon in four different screening rooms.  Free to attend. RSVP

Awards Ceremony: Every year we take great pride in honoring our artists in Competition. We invite you to join us and be inspired by the words of our passionate, talented, hard working, and visionary film makers and screenwriters.

For additional information, please check back for updates. And always be encouraged to email any questions directly to angaelica@gmail.com.