FErry by Catalina Express


Our added LATE NIGHT FERRY 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 ferries out of SAN PEDRO so you can get to / from your parked car for all the fun each night!  Ferriesdepart 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.

REserve Your Ferry Tickets


Catalina Island’s residents will be driving their Golf Carts so that you may emerge yourself in one of the many enchantments of this island while being a part of the Catalina Film Festival.

The Main Stop is on Metropole Ave., in front of Café Metropole. (See Map Below)

Catalina Golf Carts & Shuttle Service will ONLY pick up/drop off from the main HUB located on Metropole Ave. to Catalina Film Festival venues.

Shuttles will not pick up/drop off attendees to/from ferries.

The Golf Cart & Shuttle Schedule:

Friday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM – 10:00 PM

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.