La Costa Film Festival set to begin Oct. 13


The La Costa Film Festival returns to the area Oct. 13 through Oct. 16, bringing Hollywood to North County with a combination of quality films and exciting special events.

With more than 4,000 fans expected at the three venues, 45 films from 10 different countries will be screened and seven other special events such as filmmaker panels and red carpet galas are scheduled.

Films will be screened all four days at the Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas La Costa, the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium and under the stars on Center Court at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Film buffs are invited to join in the fun with an all-inclusive Festival pass — which includes red carpet events — or by selecting specific screenings and events to attend. Costs range from $10 to $385.

Celebrity honorees, such as Andy Garcia, Ed Harris and Ron Shelton, have agreed that the Festival provides a unique and wonderful film experience, according to a news release.

Notable events and competitions this year inlcude the Opening Night Sip & Savor Gala, the Friday Night Gala, the La Costa Stars Awards, competitions for high school and college filmmakers, the Sports Film competition and the Shark Tank-inspired Reel Pitch competition.

For more information, visit or search LaCostaFilmFestival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

— Submitted press release