We're excited to present our first film festival this year! Arena Theater is a beautiful art-deco theater in the heart of Point Arena, CA, on the Mendocino County coast. Set for November 10-11, the two-day inaugural event will include four short programs and one feature-length film, kicking off with a cocktail party on Friday evening, followed by the first film. The festival will conclude on Saturday evening with a reception for filmmakers and guests before the final screening.
Point Arena is located three hours north of San Francisco on Hwy 1, a gorgeous drive up the rugged Northern California coast. This small but vibrant coastal community is known for its beauty and small town charm, boasting several great restaurants, comfortable lodgings, and access to amazing beaches as well as the Stornetta Public Lands.


1- In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.
2- The Festival relationship will exclusively be related to the film submitter.
4- Maximum length allowed is 30 minutes.
5- Any Foreign film that is not in English must have English subtitles.
6- Screening Format: If your film is selected for the festival, you will be required to provide a high-quality digital copy of the film for screening.
7-Arena Theater will not be responsible for damaged copies.
8-By submitting a film to the Arena Theater Short Film Festival, you are confirming that you have obtained all necessary rights and permissions for the film, including music, images, and talent releases. You are also granting the festival permission to screen the film during the festival and use clips or images from the film for promotional purposes.
9- The applicants (submitters) must accept Arena Theater Short Film Festival's Rules and Terms.