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Mammoth Lakes Film Festival


MLFF is a five-day festival that screens independent features and shorts in the spectacular setting of Mammoth Lakes—California’s premier mountain resort, high in the Eastern Sierra held over Memorial Day weekend.

The 8th annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, will be held May 25-29, 2022.


8th Annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival Announces Award Winners in “In Person” Film Festival Event

The Civil Dead,” “Woman on the Outside,” “Tel Aviv” and “Eternal Spring” Receive  Top Jury Prizes MLFF Winners Meital Ner and Director Marat Parkhomovsky   "Tel Aviv" - Meital Ner and Yotam Gotal   "The Civil Dead" - Lead Actor and Director Clay Tatum and Whitmer Thomas   The Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, held from May 25-29, screened over 9...

8th Annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival Announces 2022 Film Line-Up

8th Annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival Announces 2022 Film Line-Up   Festival Will Be Held May 25-29, 2022 Throughout Mammoth Lakes    “Fire of Love” and the California Premiere of “The Pez Outlaw” to Open and Close the Festival.  The Festival Features 16 California, West Coast, US, North American, International or World Premieres   Mammoth Lakes, CA (May 4, 2022) &nda...

Interview with Filmmaker Lauren Flinner on "Compulsion" (2021)

Lauren Flinner is a filmmaker/experimental animator and visual artist in Boston, MA. Lauren's work incorporates elements of experimental documentary and explores aspects of performance. Her film "Knot Waking" is an autobiographical collage of animation. I met her at the 2021 Mammoth Film Festival. We recently held an interview about her filmmaking. This is what she had to say:   Can you tell us about your path to becoming a filmmaker? From a very young age I had a co...

Interview with Mammoth Lakes Film Festival Sponsor Clay Tyson on Ground Up Climbing Guides

During the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, I had the unforgettable unique experience of spicing my film viewing up with half a day of rock climbing at Horseshoe Lake with the incredible guide and MLFF sponsor Clay Tyson (Ground Up Climbing Guides, Skin Up Ski Tours). I had met him the night before at a networking event where he convinced me to join him the next day for a climb. I was terrified at first, as I had never gone rock climbing before. But somehow the next morning, hangover and all, I ma...

Interview with Producer, Director and Writer Rob Schroeder over "Ultrasound" (2021) at MLFF

  Award Winning Producer, Director and Writer Rob Schroeder, whose credits include: “Sun Choke" (2015), "Uncle Kent" (2015), “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors" (2014-2020) and “Rainbow Time” (2016), is the co-founder of Los Angeles based production company Lodger Films. Rob's latest film “Ultrasound” (2021), written by Conor Stechschulte, is a Sci-Fi thriller that deals with a lost driver, a married c...

Interview with Founder & Festival Director, Shira Dubrovner, about Seventh Annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

Above photo: Festival Director Shira Dubrovner (left) and Director of Programming Paul Sbrizzi (right). MLFF is a five-day festival that screens independent features and shorts in the spectacular setting of Mammoth Lakes—California’s premier mountain resort, high in the Eastern Sierras held over Memorial Day weekend.   How did your career in film begin before creating this festival? SHIRA: I went to film school back in 1996 and worked in independent film and tele...

Interview with Director Michael Ginthoer for "Beautiful Idiots" (2021) at 7th Annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

Award winning tragicomic documentary/mockumentary “Beautiful Idiots” (2021), written, directed, produced, and edited by Michael Ginthoer and starring David Auerbach is a coming-of-age story involving three men in the dusk of their life who travel to Greece to make a film about the economic crisis there in 2016 and end up filming a labyrinthian quest for the meaning of life through sacred numerology and the Fibonacci code. Reminiscent of the wit and satyr of Monty Python in the 1980...

7th Annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival Award Winners in Return to “In Person” Film Festival Event

“Ultrasound,” “Isaac,” “Larry Flynt for President” and “The Renegades” Receive Top Jury Prizes Mammoth Lakes, California (September 27, 2021) – The 7th Annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (MLFF) announced this year’s juried and audience award winners at the Closing Night Award Ceremony in Mammoth Lakes on Sunday, September 26, 2021. The festival, held from September 22-26, screened over 75 feature a...


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