Big Bear CA, September 18th, 2016 –  The Columbia Gorge International Film Festival is announcing it’s full line up of films and screenplays. The four-day festival, which remains completely free to attend, will take place September 22-25, 2016 and will open with a film for the whole family, SUSTAINABLE by Matt Wechsler & Annie Speicher in the Big Bear Performing Arts Center, preceded by a live dance performance over the film SIRENA, directed by Robin Bisio, followed by live music an cocktails after the film.

The festival will present 120 films and screenplays from around the globe in all categories, genres and lengths. The festival is unique in it’s integration of film, art and nature. Filmmakers are asked to step out of the theaters and into nature during the festival on hikes and outdoor activities to get to know the beautiful area. Filmmakers are also invited to camp along with the festival organizers for the duration of the festival. There will be live music as well as live artists painting throughout the course of the festival.

Taking place just a two hour scenic drive from Los Angeles this year,CGIFF will deliver an intimate and unique experience for festival-goers, filmmakers, and industry guests, with the opportunity to experience screenings and events in a beautiful natural setting. The festival will presents a diverse collection of feature films, from world premieres to film festival favorites,

short and experimental film screenings and Q&As over the four days of screenings, with opportunities for adventuring in the region. The festival also celebrates live music, film, art and our growing creative community, all together with the excitement and discovery of visionary filmmaking from around the world.

FREE RSVP Registration HERE

All screenings and special events will take place in Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center with Camping for Filmmakers nearby.