Coast Film Festival
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Our Mission

 

A SHOWCASE FOR CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS AND AMATEURS WHO POSSESS THE UNIQUE ABILITY TO INSPIRE WITH A CONCEPT, IDEA OR DESIGN - THROUGH FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY, ART AND VOICE.

A CELEBRATION OF COASTAL LIFESTYLE AND THE INSPIRATION TO PROTECT IT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS SHARED THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF CRAFT AND ART.

THIS PLATFORM IS DESIGNED TO HIGHLIGHT THE BEST OF THE INCREDIBLE COASTLINES AROUND THE WORLD AND ADVANCE AN IMPORTANT CONVERSATION ABOUT THE PRESERVATION OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES THEY OFFER.

 
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The Coast Film Festival

THE COAST FILM FESTIVAL EXISTS TO BRING TWO MASSIVE OUTDOOR COMMUNITIES, THE LAND AND THE SEA, TOGETHER FOR A CELEBRATION. THE TOPIC OF OCEAN AND COASTLINE CONSERVATION ARE VITAL TO THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANET AND OUR ABILITY TO CONTINUE ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS. THIS FOUR DAY FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE THROUGHOUT THE ICONIC COASTAL TOWN OF LAGUNA BEACH NOVEMBER 7-9, 2019. IT WILL BE A CELEBRATION OF EVERYTHING COAST RELATED SHARED THROUGH THE BEST OF FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY, ART, AND MUSIC. THE PURPOSE IS TO BOLSTER AWARENESS AND PARTICIPATION WITH THIS INCREDIBLE RESOURCE AS WELL AS EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON HOW BEST IT SHOULD BE ENJOYED AND CARED FOR.

 
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Why Laguna Beach

LAGUNA BEACH IS AN IDEAL SETTING FOR A FILM FESTIVAL DESIGNED TO CELEBRATE AND INSPIRE COASTAL REGIONS ACROSS THE WORLD. A LEGACY OF INCREDIBLE ART FESTIVALS PROVIDE AN ATMOSPHERE THAT CANNOT BE DUPLICATED ANYWHERE ELSE. A HISTORY OF CONSERVATION THAT PROTECTS THE LAND AND SEA SURROUNDING THE CITY SERVES AS AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHER COASTAL CITIES AROUND THE WORLD TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM ENCROACHING POPULATIONS AND INCREASING POPULARITY. THE CROSS SECTION OF THE SURF INDUSTRY, THE ART COMMUNITY AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES MEANS IT IS A SETTING THAT INHERENTLY SUPPORTS OUR MISSION. THE BEAUTY OF THE CITY AND ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS ARE THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR AN EVENT, NATURALLY HIGHLIGHTING THE FILM FESTIVAL AND EACH OF ITS SEGMENTS.

 
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The Films

AN ACCLAIMED BOARD OF ADVISORS WILL CURATE A SELECTION OF SHORT AND LONG FILMS BY BOTH RECOGNIZED AND RISING STAR PRODUCERS AND FILMMAKERS WITH RELEVANT TOPICS RANGING FROM ECO ADVENTURE TO HIGH ENERGY SURFING AND BIKE MOVIES TO INSPIRE FESTIVAL GOERS AND GIVE RECOGNITION TO THE AMAZING FILMS BEING PRODUCED

FILMS WILL BE SHOWN DAILY AT VARIOUS LAGUNA BEACH LOCATIONS

PRODUCER TALKS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT KEY TOPICS WILL FOLLOW FILMS.

 
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Art and Photography

A CURATED SELECTION OF NATIONAL AND LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ARTISTS ARE INVITED TO EXHIBIT THEIR WORK THROUGHOUT LAGUNA BEACH AT THE PARTICIPATING VENUES. THESE ARTISTS ARE HAND-PICKED BASED ON THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE OUTDOORS AND THEIR ABILITY TO TELL A DEEP STORY OF COASTAL LANDS AND THE LIFESTYLES THEY PROMOTE.

 
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The Speakers

ESTABLISHING A CONSERVATION LEGACY: THE HISTORIC VISION OF THREE WOMEN THAT PROTECTED MILLIONS ACRES OF COASTAL LANDS FROM DEVELOPMENT - INCLUDING LAGUNA BEACH. HOSTED BY CHAD NELSEN - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SURFRIDER AND LAGUNA BEACH RESIDENT

VR AND WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU: HOSTED BY DJ ROLLER - ADVENTURE FILMMAKER AND CO FOUNDER OF NEXT VR AND OCULUS.

THE POWER OF CONSERVATION: STORYTELLING FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS - HOSTED BY IAN SHIVE. GREG MACGILLIVRAY, ETC.

TURNING WHAT YOU LOVE INTO MAKING A DIFFERENCE: HOSTED BY PAT PARNELL, WHEELS 4 LIFE - HANS REY, ETC.

THE HEALING BENEFITS OF NATURE: HOSTED BY STACY BARE AND SPECIAL GUEST JOSE GONZALEZ.

 
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Community engagement

DAILY ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES WILL BE SEGMENTED BY THEME AND INTEGRATE THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF COASTAL LIFESTYLES. LOCAL BUSINESS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO PARTNER WITH US OR EXECUTE PROGRAMS ON THEIR OWN. ACTIVITIES INCLUDED ARE:

OPENING RECEPTION
FILM SCREENINGS + DISCUSSION
FILMMAKER SHOWDOWN: WE PAIR A VIDEOGRAPHER AND ATHLETE TO FILM, EDIT AND SHARE A 5 MINUTE VIDEO IN A PUBLIC FORUM.
AMATUER CATEGORY: WE HOPE TO WORK WITH THE LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN AND LAGUNA BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ENGAGE STUDENTS TO MAKE FILMS AND PHOTOGRAPHY TO BE RECOGNIZED.
SPEAKER PANELS
GALLERY SHOWS
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO CLINICS
ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES: YOGA, MTN BIKE, HIKE, RUN, SURF, SKIM, SUP, KAYAKING, ETC.

 
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CONTACT US

FOR SPONSORSHIP, FILM OR ART SUBMISSIONS, OR GENERAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL US

INFO@COASTFILMFESTIVAL.COM

 
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