Event Films

CHAMPAGNE GALA and AWARDS PRESENTATION: GOING HOLLYWOOD With support from the San Simeon Tourism Alliance and Cambria Tourism Board Doesn’t everyone have a Hollywood dream that beckons? Back in 1933, Bing Crosby was about to make his first musical for MGM and Marion Davies was......

With support from Cambria Center for the Arts Variety called this documentary “a touching valentine to the way movies really get made.” This is the true romance of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his film researcher wife Lillian. Together they helped shape the movies from......

A CULT CLASSIC COMEDY EVENING WITH FOOD AND TRIVIA: HAROLD AND MAUDE With support from the Cambria Tourism Board and San Simeon Tourism Alliance. Quirky. Dark. Hilarious. Romantic. There are so many ways you might describe this tale of a young man named Harold who......

Presented by  – Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Free iWERKS Film at Hearst Castle: Disneynature Oceans Don’t miss the annual Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Film Festival at the Hearst Castle Theater, Saturdays at 6pm throughout this six-week celebration. This year’s feature film Disneynature Oceans is a......

Competition Features

“Glass” Is a film about a young man, Atlas, and his continuous struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Seen through his eyes, his life is a puzzle he desperately tries to piece together. His condition deteriorates, loved ones are forgotten, and Atlas’s broken mind persuades him to......

With support from Kevin and Jayne Boylan Laura, an unemployed writer in New York City, tries to juggle an unexciting boyfriend, an affair with a performance artist, and a vivid imaginary life. But even her fantasy life has a way of turning on her, and......

With support from Robert Tieman and Dennis Frahmann Anthony, a Christian, and Durgu, a Hindu, fall in love but their families force them to go their separate ways. Eight years later, in a chance meeting in Abu Dhabi, the two seem to have a chance......

With support from Dr. Miguel and Odette Hernandez Adrian, an irrepressibly chirpy tech nerd, has OCD. Grace, a beautiful street artist, has multiple personality disorder with ten personalities. As new neighbors in an edgy suburb of Melbourne, they find themselves in therapy with the same......

With support from Dolores McNeil Love comes in unexpected places and time. In 1952, Rose Miller returns to her small hometown in South Dakota to take care of her mother. She doesn’t particularly want to be there, or to stay, until she meets a local......

With support from Barb Z. Beane Eight stories of love and Suffolk, England. In the spirit of movies such as Love, Actually, the film brings together the love stories of a variety of characters in a warm-hearted collection of local film around a common theme. ......

Short Film Programs

In loving, we humans are faced with a myriad of choices: how to communicate with each other; how to merge our separate identities into that of a couple; how to grieve a lost love and how to decide when it’s time to move on. These......

Sometimes pure fantasy, sometimes lyrical, sometimes down to earth and sometimes time traveling, these films explore the deep feelings we have from childhood on, searching for and ultimately finding our true love. Films Girl of my Dreams Edward Watson has been looking for something that......

The element of surprise is evident in this collection of films that range from serious to comic. Each is unique in its own way to amuse you, delight you, or make you stop and think twice about what “being in love” means to each of......

  Think back. What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever done in the name of love? These short films capture the heartfelt, sometimes misguided roads we take to meet, satisfy, indulge and often mystify the object of our attention. Films: Battle of the Brides After a......