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Carmel International Film Festival

Carmel is an idyllic little hamlet by the sea with world famous white sand beaches, a quaint European-inspired downtown shopping district, renowned restaurants and hotels.  Few places on Earth compare to the natural beauty and sophistication of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Founded in 2008, the Carmel International Film Festival is a non-profit 501(c)3 committed to supporting the arts in all its forms, with a special emphasis on nurturing the creative spirit in young people. Through year round community outreach, scholarships and grants, special festival programs, and the festival itself, CIFF gives artists a platform and a voice to pursue their creative visions and share them with the world.

Carmel International Film Festival is held throughout the hamlet of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Some of the venues include: The Sunset Cultural Arts Center, Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel Youth Center Theater, Carmel Youth Center Auditorium, Carmel High School Performing Art Center, Carmel Beach, Devendorf Park, 13th Avenue Beach, City Hall and multiple galleries & wineries.

Estimated attendance 2016: 24,000 people

Carmel International Film Festival attracts a diverse group of attendees and filmmakers, from emerging artists to Oscar Award-winning. If you are an art lover of any sort, you will find something at this festival for you. And chances are, you will come across someone you know.

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