Big Bear Lake International Film Festival



The Big Bear International Film Festival was held in the mountain community of Big Bear Lake, California, United States from 2000-2014. Every year, the festival expanded in its number of submissions and the prestige of their honorees. The festival hosted both film and screenplay competitions.

The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival showcased emerging talent in Filmmaking and Screenwriting. The three-day festival was held in Southern California. 

We have a few movies on our website that were based or filmed in California, including Blade Runner 2049 and Captain Marvel. 

All of this was hosted just 90 miles east of Los Angeles and Hollywood, in the idyllic setting of the Big Bear Lake. 

Although the festival hasn't run since 2014, we hope to maybe see it return one day! 


Big Bear Lake Film Festival isn't the only film festival to have stopped running. Viscera, New York, Lifetree, Baystreet, SoCal Independent, North x North, Screentest, Minneapolis Underground, Julian Film Fest, San Antonio Independent Christian film festival, and Way Down, have all also ended their festivals.