Check-In HOURS

You first need to drop by CFF Check-In to pickup or purchase badges and/or tickets at the Box Office.

Check-In Hours in LONG BEACH (Sept 21-22):
Scottish Rite 8:00AM 7:00PM
Thursday Scottish Rite 8:00AM 7:00PM

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Check-In Hours on CATALINA ISLAND (Sept 23-25):
Friday Hotel Metropole Conference Room 8:00AM 2:00PM
Avalon Theatre 5:00PM 7:30PM
Saturday Hotel Metropole Conference Room 8:00AM 2:00PM
Avalon Theatre 5:00PM 7:30PM
Sunday Hotel Metropole Conference Room 10:00AM 12:00PM


Our added LATE NIGHT BOATS on the Catalina Express will ONLY be returning to the SAN PEDRO TERMINAL at night!  This is just a few short miles from Long Beach.  Please book your Catalina Express boats out of SAN PEDRO so you can get to/from your parked car for all the fun each night!  Boats depart the island at 11:58PM both Friday & Saturday.

Again, you don’t want to park in Long Beach and return to San Pedro, you will need to Uber/Lyft back to your car if that happens.

Since 2011, Year-Round Education And Entertainment Efforts Have Included:

As an integral part of the Catalina Film Institute’s educational mission, the Catalina Film & New Media Summit is a part of our non-profit focus to foster the growth of filmmakers so they can learn from industry leaders while being inspired with their surroundings, peers’ creative work, and fun networking events.

Participation includes panels, educational seminars, pitches and networking events with both filmmakers and industry executives participating and collaborating.

Unreleased independent film screenings, festival winners, great historical films, as well as filmmaker Q&A’s and meet-n-greets to explain the process behind their films.

Avalon is a picture-perfect city nestled between the Avalon Canyon and Avalon Bay. Catalina has influenced artists and writers for hundreds of years, and it is at the center of this environment that the Institute happily exists, but the filmmakers also get to utilize the beautiful interior conserved by the Catalina Island Conservancy. There are different programs to take advantage of at the Institute, but all get to be creatively inspired by the enchanting scenery of this historic and beautiful island.

Introspective one-on-one interviews with today’s top independent filmmakers. Every filmmaker’s career is looked into so we can see how they influenced as an artist and how they came to make the films we see on screen.