Carmel International Film Festival
Attend seven films, participate in analysis and discussions with film experts, enjoy the best of Carmel & Monterey, and experience the Carmel International Film Festival.
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Program No. 21779RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Soak up a charming mix of white-sand beaches, a quaint, European-inspired downtown and renowned restaurants while taking a critic’s view of films from studios around the world premiering at the Carmel International Film Festival. In this educational festival experience, view several films in diverse categories ranging from narrative features to documentaries and animation and discuss them with local film experts in seminar-style classroom sessions. Outside the screening room, experience the best of this world-famous seaside destination with lodgings in sunny, bucolic Carmel Valley.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile on flat terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy screenings of seven different films carefully chosen by local cinema experts.
  • From lodgings in the sunny oak-studded Carmel country to ocean views and the European-inspired Carmel-by-the-Sea, enjoy the best of this world-renowned destination.
  • Chat with film industry insiders as you attend Filmmaker's Welcome Party & Red Carpet, followed by the festival's premiere films.
Featured Expert
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Richard Cheatham
A graduate of Whittier College, Richard Cheatham has lectured and written extensively on film history and criticism. He holds a master’s in film education and a Ph.D. in critical cinema studies from the University of Southern California. As a professor at Whittier College, he served as assistant professor of theatre arts, director of the media center, director of video production, and senior lecturer of film studies. He has written, directed and produced numerous video productions. Recently retired, Mr. Cheatham now lives in Carmel Valley, Calif.
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