For nine days and nights, we showcase more than 100 PIFF entrants from 15+ countries

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

Every film programming block

ends with a moderated-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. 


Industry pros and Hollywood heavy-hitters share their knowledge about the entertainment industry during the panel discussions that take place at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd. 

Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 449-5320

Saturday, March 14, 2:00 p.m.

"Breaking into Screenwriting" presented by The Scriptwriters Network. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Complimentary

parking available behind bookstore.

Film Screenings

Laemmle Playhouse 7

673 E Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 844-6444

Great Gatsby Gala & Award Ceremony

The Speakeasy

25 N. Raymond Ave. 

Pasadena, CA 91103

(626) 676-1205


Exclusive networking events such as our Filmmakers Lounge feature complimentary libations. Our star-studded Great Gatsby Gala and Awards Ceremony on closing night is not to be missed!

Filmmakers Lounge

Location TBD

Be a part of podcasts interviews, 

chat with filmmakers and enjoy

the open bar. 

Wednesday, March 11; Friday, March 13; Saturday, March 16. 

9:00 p.m.--midnight 

Special Discounts

The Stand

Pass holders receive a 25% discount on food and beverages between 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

36 S. El Molino Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91101


The Hyatt Place Pasadena

Pass holders receive a 15% discount

on food and beverage items between

9:00 p.m.-midnight.

399 E. Green St.

Pasadena, CA 91101


"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

Pasadena International Film Festival, now in its seventh year, 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.

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