Festival Name: Mammoth Film Festival
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA, United States
With films from around the world, and attendees from as far away as Frankfurt and Tel Aviv, the Mammoth Film Festival takes place annually in Mammoth Lakes, California. It is an international competitive festival, known for its trademark elimination-style Feature Film Tournament.
In 2009, MovieMaker magazine named Mammoth Film Festival to its list of Top 25 festivals in North America, recognizing MFF as a festival “rapidly growing in recognition and praise.” The 3rd Annual event was moved from November to December, and the festival continued to expand its offerings by adding two new competitive film groups: Green films, and Extreme Sports films. These additional genres not only represent a progressive niche for filmmakers, but also reflect the core values and qualities of the Mammoth area.
The festival continues to discover, recognize, and support filmmakers from around the world by introducing their work to audiences and entertainment industry executives. Conceived by film financier Meng King in 2006 as a venue to bridge art and commerce through film, the Mammoth Film Festival was officially founded and launched in 2007 by Mr. King and Andreas Wettstein. The main Feature Film Tournament, the first major film competition to be structured as an elimination-style tournament, reflects the competitive nature of the film industry, while also paying tribute to the importance of the audience in a film’s real world success.
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