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Mammoth Lakes Film Festival is the premiere festival dedicated to discovering and supporting the next generation of filmmakers.

MLFF is a five-day festival that screens independent features and shorts in the spectacular setting of Mammoth Lakes—California’s premier mountain resort, high in the Eastern Sierra, held over Memorial Day weekend.

The 11th annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival will be held May 21-25, 2025. Stay safe and hope to see you all there!

MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE names MLFF as one of the Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee. .

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We are the west coast premier destination for films such as Damsel starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, as well as world premieres of discoveries like Netflix favorite Abducted in Plain Sight and many more.


Named as one of the Top 50 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee by Movie Maker Magazine for the past nine years in a row, MLFF showcases the work of emerging, innovative filmmakers against the backdrop of California's ruggedly beautiful Eastern Sierra. Industry professionals provide mentoring and support; relationships and collaborations are actively promoted and nurtured.


We take chances on talented but little-known artists and are committed to discovering new voices that will shape the future of film. Numerous films from our festival have gone on to great success, including Academy Award nominations, and have gone on to screen at many other festivals.

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