Celebrating 10 years of independent filmmakers, artists, screenwriters, actors and creative community. We are grateful to continue connecting visionary artists in a unique setting of camping and outdoor adventures paired with fine theatre screenings, workshops, and panels. All in a family friendly environment where incredible collaborations are founded. We have been so proud of our many filmmakers who have met at our events and through our workshops and gone on to make exemplary works together. We are excited to share your film, but we are even more excited to meet you and help you on your creative journey. We are a mentorship based festival that is based in the understanding that artists need a strong creative community to be able to grow and challenge their own creations. We hope to be a part of building your network and inspire you further in your career.

FESTIVAL ANGAELICA has a rich history. Previously, the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival has taken place in the pristine Pacific North West along the Columbia River, at the gateway of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area since 2008. Founded as the Washougal International Film Festival we have grown and stretched ourselves along the Columbia River to incorporate more of our beautiful natural surroundings and community members. In 2016 we we began our "On the Road" series and were invited to Big Bear Lake, CA where we began to call ourselves Festival Angaelica, the name of our non-profit, Angaelica.

Our festival is shaped by the artists and film makers involved. We are continually growing organically thanks to the incredible involvement by our alumni and participating artists. We are an international event with a community focus, the Festival is open to all film makers and artists working within the medium of film. The Festival combines public screenings with small forums to engage in a dialogue of social issues and cultural exchange through the powerful language of film in all genres. The Festival showcases a variety of local, national and international films, aiming to share a broad range of films representing current affairs and relevant topics that affect our communities. Encouraging student, independent and professional works for screening. We are here to share stories and the power and art of film. Films will be valued on the merits such as; creativity, ingenuity, story, attention to detail, and the ability to challenge us and make us feel. Our goal is to bring together a community of creative, inspiring, individual thinkers who encourage us, inspire us, generate thought, stir our laughter, bring about smiles, make us cry, enrage us, entertain us and explore our emotions, values and purpose.

With unique outdoor screenings and live music events, the Festival is full of surprises. Setting aside days in the middle of the festival for white water rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and other incredible activities in the the great outdoors!

FESTIVAL ANGAELICA will take place over an extended period this year with screenings at a variety of venues with individual themes determined by the films accepted into the festival. This will vary from year to year. We will honor films and film makers with a range of Awards for outstanding Achievements in their respected field.

ANGAELICA is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) and operates through grants and donations from individuals and corporations, membership, private sponsorship and submission fees.

Awards & Prizes

In our first nine years we have given away over $60,000 worth of cash and prizes. We also have honorary and in memoriam awards created by our extensive film maker community that has grown and been a part of the festival as it develops. We have helped projects from inspiration through our workshops, in development, production, exhibition and through distribution. We welcome you to come and join our festival family.

Rules & Terms

FESTIVAL ANGAELICA will take place with screenings at a variety of venues with individual themes determined by the films accepted into the festival, outdoor films, live music. This will vary from year to year. We will honor films and film makers with a range of Awards for outstanding Achievements in their respected field.

We also incorporate screenwriting workshops and table reads for submitted screenplays. And special guest speakers and panels will be included in all that is available to our filmmakers.

By submitting you are acknowledging that you are have the rights to all submitted materials. And the festival is granted the rights to use your film or excerpts thereof for promotional purposes of the festival herein.

ANGAELICA is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) and operates through grants and donations from individuals and corporations, membership, private sponsorship and submission fees.

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    Micheal McAlexander

    It was a very nice, intimate festival in an amazing setting. And Breven is wonderful!

    October 2017
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    Eddie Shieh

    After three films with Angaelica, compared to the many sponsored international festival travel, room and boarding that I've fortunately experienced, I can say without hesitation that this is one of the best and most genuine festivals a film and filmmaker can be a part of. I hope to be back again...

    October 2017
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    James Martin

    Festival Angaelica isn't the largest or most well known festival I've attended. And it's a bit out of the way if you're not from the West Coast or somewhere adjacent. But the love for the festival and the attendees was evident in everywhere you looked. It was truly a family atmosphere. And I got to meet screenwriters and filmmakers from all across the nation and the world. Big Bear Lake was also a great town to explore with just the right mix of small town and tourist destination. Adding to the fun was that each of the awards are also unique works of art. A little dicey on the plane ride back but totally worth it. If my work is selected again I plan to return. A fun, intimate and inspiring festival.

    October 2017
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    Dexter Hemedez

    A special community of filmmakers! It was a great experience talking to other filmmakers, sharing, learning and getting inspired from their experiences. The founders and organizers were very warm too! It was unique and intimate Festival!

    October 2017
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    Aline Rezende

    This Festival is just like Home!

    October 2017