Cambria Film Festival


The Cambria Film Festival Featuring Romance and Romantic Comedies

February 8 – 11, 2018

Back in the 1920s and 1930s many Hollywood elite made the trek along the central coast of California to Hearst Castle. Guests including Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, Greta Garbo, and James Stewart would attend formal dinners and screen films from Hearst’s own movie studio.

But these days, there’s a new “show” in town. Cambria welcomes its first film festival along the central coast that will showcase both classic and new films—all in an intimate festival setting in the charming California seaside town. The Cambria Film Festival was created with the idea of matching the joy of films of a romantic and comedic nature with Cambria, a town known for its beauty and romance.

Love is in the air and in Cambria! Long known for its art galleries, wine tasting, and quaint weekend getaways, the small, seaside village of Cambria, California will host a 4-day film festival dedicated to romance and romantic comedies February 8 -11, 2018, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Core to the Festival is a film competition with feature-length, shorts, documentaries, animation, and foreign language entries. In addition to showing the top films from the competition, the Festival will also highlight classics, including a special showing of a beloved romantic comedy as part of a Champagne Gala, to be held at the Hearst Castle State Park Theater, San Simeon, on Sunday, February 11, at 6 pm.

A detailed schedule of film names, descriptions and times will be posted on

Advance purchase is available for two options to attend multiple screenings. Tickets for individual films will be available only at the door as general admission for $8 per ticket.

Festival Pass
Entrance to any Festival screening with priority seating until 15 minutes prior to screening time. After that, seating with general admission on a first come/first-served basis; Includes entrance to the Gala Event; Pass holders will redeem their purchase at the Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St. to receive a laminated pass and lanyard to be worn at the Festival.

5-Pack Package
Entrance to any five regular screenings. Can be used by multiple people for the same screening or at multiple screenings. Seating for each screening in the general admission group. Package purchasers will redeem their purchase and receive five printed individual tickets at the Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St.

Gala Tickets
Champagne Gala to be held at Hearst Castle Theater along with the final film of the Festival. The Cambria Film Festival will include a few favorite full-length films from previous decades as well as brand new features and shorts.

Organized by the Cambria Center for the Arts and local story, The Love Story Project, the festival will screen movies at the Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre and other Cambria venues. Over four days, the Festival will screen approximately two dozen films.