First Annual La Costa Film Festival

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October is turning out to be the unofficial film festival month in San Diego, from the San Diego Film Festival, to the Latino Film Festival, to the Asian Film Festival and now the first annual La Costa Film Festival. The 1st Annual La Costa Film Festival will be showcasing a combination of narrative and documentary features and short films that have become some of the most engaging films of the year.

Founded by Michael and Ruby Gallihan, the La Costa film festival is operated through La Costa Dreams, Inc. (2013), which is a Carlsbad non-profit public benefit organization, with all net proceeds going directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. The mission of the film festival is to deliver a new cultural experience to North County that fosters a greater appreciation of the art of film making. The festival will include filmmaker Q&A sessions, panels, events and gala parties. The exclusive events and films will be hosted in three different sites in Carlsbad, the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas, and The Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium. You can still get your tickets here!

Taste of North County is the opening night gala for the La Costa Film Festival at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa (Orchid Terrace) on Thursday, October 24th. Come ready to be entertained by the live music, the digital light show, and most importantly the premiere screening of The Short Game. The documentary, Directed by Josh Greenbaum and executively produced by Justin Timberlake, follows the lives of eight of the best 7-year old golfers in the world as they train for and compete in the World Championships of Junior Golf.

First Annual La Costa Film Festival
The Closing Gala will take place on Saturday, October 26, at 6 p.m., at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. The Awards Ceremony-Center Court will also take place followed by the San Diego Premiere of At Middleton, starring Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga. In fact, Andy Garcia is scheduled to be at the premier, so you don’t want to miss this event. Get your tickets now!

To read individual films descriptions, watch movie trailers, or purchase passes and tickets, please click here. Stay tune for featured articles about this event.

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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