The third annual La Costa Film Festival (LCFF) is returning to Carlsbad for four days of screenings, panels and special events, Sept. 10-13.
The Festival is annually scheduled to begin on the first Thursday after Labor Day. Screenings and events will be held at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas-La Costa and the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad Dove Library.
Founded by Carlsbad residents Michael and Ruby Callihan in 2013, the festival combines a beautiful coastal destination with the mystique of Hollywood in celebration of the art of motion pictures.
This year, the La Costa Film Festival will screen more than 45 films from around the world. The festival will debut up to five world premieres as well as a special tribute to renowned actor John C. McGinley (“Office Space,” “Scrubs”) and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.
The festival opens Sept. 10 with the “Sip & Savor” Gala on the Valley Promenade at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. It will feature foods from many of the area’s finest restaurants, wineries and breweries.