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For eight days and nights, we showcase more than 130 entrants from 15+ countries

including features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, animation and web series. 

Every film programming block

ends with a moderator-hosted Q&A. Mix and mingle in the lobby; have your picture taken on the red carpet, chat with the press or hob nob with the stars. 

Film Screenings

Laemmle NoHo 7

5240 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(310) 478-3836

Theater Parking:

Parking lot is located at 11144 Weddington St. (one block North of the theatre) on the south side of the street.
LSO LABELED "5250 PARKING". The theater validates parking


Industry pros and Hollywood heavy-hitters share their knowledge about the entertainment industry during the panel discussions.

Brian Ralston - Audio Is Half Your Film: Panel on Music and Sound in Post-Production

Music and sound is a critical Post-Production process to get right. After all, it is half of your finished film. A film audience will often subconsciously excuse a film’s visual element from being perfect as a creative visual choice. But if the music and sound are not perfect, it can make the whole film feel amateurish. This panel discussion of a composer, music supervisor, motion picture sound designer/mixer, and film director will deep dive into the Post-Production audio and music process, discussing what works on a technical, creative and business level and how to avoid what doesn’t.

Venue: Laemmle NoHo 7

5240 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Date: Friday, April 5, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM

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Exclusive networking events such as our "Passholders Lounge". Our star-studded Great Gatsby Gala and Award Ceremony on closing night is not to be missed! 

Great Gatsby Gala & Award Ceremony

Der Wolf RestoBar

72 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91103

(626) 219-6054

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024

7:00 PM - Red Carpet

8:00 PM - Award Ceremony

Opening Night Party

Laemmle NoHo 7

5240 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(310) 478-3836

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024

Time: 9:00 PM

"The Pasadena International Film Festival is an experience not to be missed by filmmakers. From the elegant black tie "Great Gatsby" Gala Opening night, to the diverse, informative panels, to the top quality screenings in an actual mainstream movie theatre… in over ten years of traveling the festival circuit with multiple films, this was, hands down, one of the best-run festivals, and the best times I have even had AT a festival. I wish I had another film ready to go so I could submit next year!"

 Heather Connell 

director, Forget Us Not 

"You guys really put on a show! The organization and logistics… everything ran so smoothly, and looked so positively effortless, that it belied all the long hours and dedication you poured into this project. You also managed to assemble a marvelous group of volunteers and staff, all of whom are to be commended for their work. I heard nothing but superlatives from all who attended. [...] My wife and I, along with our friends, are already looking forward to next year's festival -- and to watching it grow in your capable hands."

 Michael Gross

actor, Family Ties

"It's so cool to be back to this festival. They do such a good job! I mean, it's flawless. I've been to a lot of festivals and Pasadena is one of the most flawlessly put on, well organized, beautiful festivals, in this beautiful hotel and this wonderful courtyard... it's just a nice thing." 

 Aaron Wolf 

director, The Walk 

Become a Sponsor

The Pasadena International Film Festival has brought films from around the world to the great city of Pasadena, long known for its love of arts and culture. We are a grass-roots organization, however, and rely on the support of film aficionados to sustain it. Please consider becoming a PIFF sponsor today.

Catherine Adde CTC Luxury Travel Advisor
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