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 Sierras usually held over Memorial Day weekend. Due to the pandemic, our 7th annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, will be moved to September 22-26. We will do our best to hold it as a live, in-person event.

We are the west coast premier destination for films such as Damsel starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, to world premiere new 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 six 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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Roger & Ruth MacFarlane
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Lew & Juliana Olinka-Jones
Stacey & Paul Von Berg
Jeff Frome
Tim & Pam Bartley
Dennis & Dorothy Hartman