October 17 - 21, 2018

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Contemporary art, music and independent film collide for five days in Carmel-by-the-Sea during the Carmel International Film Festival. The festival features art in almost every medium including music, fine art and, of course, film. Other events include a Legends Dinner, a Beach Dinner, a Music Cafe and a variety of talks and panels. Event venues will be scattered throughout the artist's haven of Carmel-by-the-Sea with the Sunset Cultural Center as the hub.

Film Screenings

Dozens of films will be shown throughout the long weekend. Film categories include narrative, feature, documentary, short, animation and student films. Venues include the Sunset Center, the Cherry Center for the Arts, the Adobe Theater and the Carmel High School Performing Arts Center.


Day Passes can be purchased for $53.74 and includes film screenings that begin before 5pm. All Access Film Passes can be purchased for $101.22 and include all film screenings. Click here to view other packages and to purchase tickets online.

Carmel International Film Festival Hotels

Several hotels are conveniently located in Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel, many of which are walking distance to the event.

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