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Green Jack International Film Festival

The Green Jack International Film Festival Big Bear Lake CA 9/8-9/10 2023

By Jake Cole

When and where

Date and time

September 8 · 12pm - September 10 · 10pm PDT


39707 Big Bear Blvd 39707 Big Bear Boulevard Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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About this event

  • 2 days 10 hours
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The Green Jack International Film Festival is the preeminent destination for new, exciting stories from well established and new artists alike in beautiful Big Bear Lake California. The 2023 festival will take place on September 8-10 at the gorgeous 400 seat state of the art theater inside the Big Bear Performing Arts Center.


Upon festival entry you may get your picture taken while walking our fabulous red carpet and then hit the main floor where you can enjoy a drink from the bar while talking to film fans or networking with the filmmakers in competition. The winners from 2022's online event will also have their films screened throughout the three festival days so come and meet some of the most talented and creative directors and actors from our previous year.


See our very special guest, actor and comedian Harland Williams take the stage and bring the house down as he performs his unparalleled comedy act live on Friday September 8th at 7pm.

Comedian and Actor Harland Williams is known the world over for his hilarious movie roles and outlandish stand up and sketch comedy routines. From his unforgettable roles in films such as Dumb and Dumber, Something about Mary, Half Baked, Rocketman, Sorority Boys, Down Periscope and so many more. Harland has been described as a scene stealing actor whose unique portrayals of his characters keep them etched in the minds of filmgoers everywhere. Add to this his incredible stand up comedy routines, which have been seen on Letterman, The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brian, HBO, Comedy Central and everywhere else. Described as sharp, witty, unpredictable and original; Harland is the true master of joke telling and crowd interaction. His improvisational skills led to him winning the award for best improviser on NBC’s prime time series, ‘Thank God You Are Here’ (available on YouTube). Harland Williams is the rare comic artist who has managed to master both Stand Up and Sketch comedy and combine them both masterfully into his shows. Fresh, funny and always full of the unexpected, Harland’s incredible shows are not to be missed.


Saturday at 7pm we screen "Secret Santa", winner of 2022's Best Picture, presented by director Adam Marcus whose many credits include, "Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday"

STORYLINE: Christmas dinner brings tidings of death when someone enacts revenge, and out of the bloody madness rises a hero who must face all odds to stop an outbreak before it's too late.

"The fantastic insanity Marcus puts on screen is hilariously entertaining on so many levels." - Marc Morin


Three days of excitement culminate on Sunday night's award ceremony where the selected winners from each category will be presented with a wonderfully hand crafted statue celebrating their achievement in film.

Additional special guest appearances and speakers TBA


Big Bear Lake is Southern California's four-season mountain lake escape. Located in the heart of Southern California, Big Bear Lake is the jewel of the San Bernardino National Forest. Big Bear was once Hollywood's very own backdrop for blockbuster movies like Gone with the Wind, Frankenstein, Magnolia, Beethoven's 3rd and War Games as well as numerous TV series and advertising shoots. Just two hours from the entertainment capital of the world, Big Bear boats Southern California's most beautiful scenery with rugged wilderness, clear blue skies, alpine lakes, high desert settings and breathtaking mountain vistas. Learn more and book your stay at

About the organizer

Organized by
Jake Cole