Get Ready to Give Big!

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 7, 2014 - Organizations that enrich our community hold various fundraisers throughout the year, and many residents do their best to attend and contribute. This year, we’re trying something different. Following the incredible success of Give BIG Riverside County, the Big Bear Valley is participating this week in Give BIG … [Read more...]

Hollywood Loves Big Bear

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  Big Bear, CA, February 22, 2014 - In July of 1911, a movie company from back east arrived at the new Pine Knot Lodge in Big Bear and began filming. That began a love affair between Hollywood and Big Bear that still continues. At about the same time, tourism started taking off in the valley, but only in the summer. During the … [Read more...]

Filmmakers With Big Bear Ties Take home prizes

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 24, 2013 - The 14th Annual Big Bear Lake International Film Festival (BBLIFF) wrapped up Sunday, and two locals are among the winners. Big Bear City resident Steve Copeland took home the Audience Award for Best International Showcase. His documentary SHIFT OF THE AGES, which Steve co-wrote with Joseph Glove, was … [Read more...]

Big Bear Native Shows “Apocalypse Later”

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Big Bear Lake, CA, September 21, 2013 - Harold Camping proclaimed May 21, 2011 as the Judgement Day, but he wasn't the first to herald a Rapture that never came. In Apocalypse Later, Filmmaker Zeke Peistrup has scholars from Yale Divinity School, UNC Dept of Religious Studies, Princeton Seminary and Westminster Seminary weigh in on the end of days, … [Read more...]

Sneak Preview of “A.C.O.D” at the PAC

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Big Bear Lake, CA, September 20, 2013 - Fans of "Parks & Recreation" will get to see its stars on the big screen this weekend, in the upcoming comedy A.C.O.D. The movie premiered at Sundance in January and will be officially released October 4th, but visitors to the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center (PAC) will get a sneak preview the night … [Read more...]

Big Bear Director Explores Mayan Culture

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Big Bear Lake, CA, September 13, 2013 -- Big Bear City resident Steve Copeland will compete with 125 other directors in the 14th annual Big Bear Lake International Film Festival. "The Shift of the Ages" is a historical documentary set against the backdrop of the ‘end’ of the Mayan Long Count calendar. The film traces the story of Wandering … [Read more...]

Film Festival honors Tim Wood

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Big Bear Lake, CA, May 29, 2013 - The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival is pleased to announce that Tim Wood will accept the 2013 Community Appreciation Award at this year’s festival, set for September 20 - 22. Tim’s long history with Big Bear began nearly 40 years ago, when he left his job as a journeyman printer at the Long Beach … [Read more...]

April deadlines for screenwriters

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 24, 2013 -  Key dates are approaching for the 14th annual Big Bear Lake International Film Festival (BBLIFF). The remaining entry deadlines are as follows: SCREENPLAYS April 1, 2013: Late Deadline, Entry Fee $50 April 7, 2013: Withoutabox.com Extended Deadline, Entry Fee $60 Big Bear Locals Entry Fee … [Read more...]

Seeking Directors, Screenwriters, Readers & Movie Watchers

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 2, 2012 - The 14th annual Big Bear Lake International Film Festival is now open for film and screenplay entries from locals of all ages. The early bird deadlines are January 15 for scripts and February 8 for movies, with entry fees of $35 each. For more submission guidelines, visit bigbearfilmfest.com or call (909) … [Read more...]

Local Lodges Offer International Hospitality

Big Bear Lake, CA, Septmber 22, 2012 -- Local lodging sponsors once again paved the way for a large influx of Hollywood professionals attending the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival – many of whom were visiting the area for the first time. Accommodation sponsors included Alpine Village Inn, Bear Creek Resort, Big Bear Frontier, Big Bear … [Read more...]