CATALINA FILM FEST RETURNS IN-PERSON FOR BACK-TO-BACK CINEMA CELEBRATIONS LAUNCHING IN LONG BEACH SEPT 17-19 & SAILING TO CATALINA ISLAND SEPT 24-26

Online Festival screens over 200 films and film experiences virtually from September 17-26th

WHO:Catalina Film Festival 2021, presented by blk., is an annual celebration of film in Southern California with coastal screenings and live events spanning Long Beach to Catalina Island. 
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:Tickets are on sale now for Catalina Film Festival, featuring 200+ films, industry panels, spotlight interviews, award tributes and parties LIVE in Long Beach and Catalina Island. 
LONG BEACH (Scottish Rite Cultural Center, Ernest Borgnine Theatre)The Long Beach leg of Catalina FIlm Fest runs Friday, Sept. 17-Sunday, Sept. 19 and features the Opening Night feature film and party, industry tributes, the Long Beach Community Day (open to the public) with food trucks, classic car show, interactive games, local tastings and red carpet photo opps,
as well as Sunday Bloody Sunday — the Wes Craven horror block and award presentation alongside the Los Angeles feature film world premiere of A Savannah Haunting.
CATALINA ISLAND (Venues include the iconic Avalon Theatre)
Running from Friday, Sept. 24 – Sunday, Sept. 26, Catalina Film Festival takes over Catalina Island with red carpet premieres, VIP galas, celebrity tributes, the Lion’s Den Pitch Panel, island BBQ and more. 
Celebrity guests to be announced. Past guests and honorees include Nicolas Cage, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Kevin Hart, William H. Macy, Andy Garcia, Sharon Stone, and more. 
WHEN:Catalina Film Festival – LIVE events Sept 17-19 Long Beach – Scottish Rite Cultural CenterSept 24-26  Catalina Island
Catalina Film Online Festival Sept 17-26, 2021 https://filmfestivalflix.com/catalina-film-festival/purchase-tickets/
VIRTUAL FEST:Catalina Film will also host an online festival Sept 17-24 at CatalinaFilm.org streaming over 200 films, plus virtual film experiences hosted by OhYay.co, including online rooms to Meet-the-Filmmakers, Industry Guests, Sponsors, Panel Rooms, Catalina Red Carpet, Catalina Beach Lounge and more — all virtually at https://filmfestivalflix.com/catalina-film-festival.
VISUALS:Photo/video opps include red carpet premieres, panels, parties and more.
CFF MEDIA DROPBOX:  https://bit.ly/CATALINAFILM2021

ABOUT CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL & FILM INSTITUTECatalina Film Festival is an annual celebration of film in Southern California with coastal screenings and events in Long Beach and on Hollywood’s island, Catalina, just 22 miles off the Los Angeles coast. Past CFF honorees include Nicolas Cage, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Kevin Hart, William H. Macy, Andy Garcia, Sharon Stone, Emmy Rossum, Richard Dreyfuss, and more. CFF is a competitive festival with awards in multiple U.S. and International categories, including the prestigious Stanley Kramer Social Artist Award, Wes Craven Horror/Thriller Award, and the Island’s Conservation Award.
2021 sponsors include blk., The Cafaro Group, Building Image Group (BIG), Bogart Spirits, BANDERO Tequila, FilmFestivalFlix.com, Long Beach Scottish Rite Event Center, KARANA WHOLE PLANT – ALL TASTE, and Horseshoe Bend Vineyards.
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