The ninth edition of the Pasadena International Film Festival (PIFF) returns from June 23-30, presenting more than 120 films from 15 countries during its eight-day run at Pasadena’s Laemmle Playhouse 7 theater. Q&As, panels, a Passholders’ Lounge, and a Great Gatsby-themed closing night award ceremony are also planned.
Festival entries include features, shorts, documentaries, animation, music videos, and web series. They are presented in 27 programming blocks with categories such as “Something Wicked this Way Comes”, “A View to a Thrill,” “The Best Medicine” and “All My Pretty Ones,” among others. Every block features a moderated Q&A with filmmakers after the screening(s).
On Wednesday, June 29, they will present a panel hosted by Natalia Lazarus of the Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory.
The festival will close out with the Great Gatsby Gala & Award Ceremony on Thursday, June 30, at Der Wolf in Old Pasadena. Tickets to the Great Gatsby Gala and Award Ceremony are $50 and include access to the star-studded event - black-tie optional, 1920s attire suggested (21+ only).
For a complete film festival schedule, please visit www.pasadenafilmfestival.org. To purchase festival passes visit www.pasadenafilmfestival.org/passes.
Founded in 2013 by Jessica Hardin and Marco Neves, industry veterans and Pasadena residents, the Pasadena International Film Festival is the only competitive film festival in Pasadena, California. PIFF aims to bring high-caliber, independent cinema to a city renowned for its love of culture and the arts. Films that have won at PIFF have gone on to win at the American Pavilion Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival.