UPDATE: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 3:00 PM
First of all, thank you all so much for your patience and understanding during these trying times.
We will be announcing our nominees Wednesday, March 18th.
Due to Coronavirus concerns, and in an effort to keep our team safe and healthy, as well as our filmmakers and their people, our honored guests and patrons, we have decided to postpone our Great Gatsby Gala & Award Ceremony until further notice.
All remaining screenings are also suspended until further notice.
We will keep you updated to the best of our abilities.
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.
673 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Parking is located at the City lot on the corner of El Molino and Union for a rate of $1.00 per hour or a flat rate of $5.00 per day. Street parking is also available but restricted, please read all posted signs. ALSO: The trio apartments across the street on El Molino offers parking for $4 flat rate.
Industry pros and Hollywood heavy-hitters share their knowledge about the entertainment industry during the panel discussions that take place at Vroman’s Bookstore.
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
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.
Exclusive networking events such as our Passholders Lounge feature complimentary libations. Our star-studded Great Gatsby Gala and Awards Ceremony on closing night is not to be missed!
27 N. Mentor Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Be a part of podcasts interviews,
chat with filmmakers and enjoy
the open bar.
Thursday, March 12; Friday, March 13; Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15 2020.
25 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
"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
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.