Now entering their sixth year, Coast Film & Music Festival is accepting 2024 submissions

Coast Film & Music Festival (CFMF) has announced that they are beginning to accept film submissions for the 6th Annual Film & Music Festival planned for November 13-17. The festival will feature a rich variety of independent feature and short films, musical performances and interactive experiences for the entire family.

CFMF is the signature event under the auspices of the Coast Film Foundation (CFF), which produces an extensive array of events throughout the year that promote films, support filmmakers, build community, and inspire positive change through the power of film and storytelling.

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Coast Film & Music Festival organizers celebrate their fifth annual event in 2023

CFMF offers collaboration among creators and diverse communities, sparking innovative ideas and embodying the essence of outdoor lifestyle, culture, conservation and adventure.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Festival of the Arts grounds in Laguna Beach, the festival promises an immersive experience.

Passes and tickets will be available after Labor Day. Here’s a preview of what attendees can look forward to: 80+ documentary and adventure films; the Coast Summit Symposium; Q&As with film directors, athletes and special guests before and after screenings; speaker panels and workshops; Youth Filmmaker and environmental stewardship programs; live music performances; art exhibitions and artist signings; the Do Good Village with sponsors, non-profits and environmental partners; networking opportunities with filmmakers, athletes and creators; and party time with local food, drink and silent disco.

It’s an event you’ll want to be a part of.

The Coast Summit, mentioned above and presented by A New Earth Project, will be a day-long event focused on impact storytelling and environmental conservation that kicks off the Coast Film and Music Festival.

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Coast Film & Music Festival 2023 (L-R): CFMF Co-Founder Ben Warner, Author/Naturalist/Speaker Obi Kaufmann and CFMF Co-Founder Enich Harris

Last year’s inaugural summit featured speaker panels and workshops led by sustainability experts and professional athletes, including Jeremy Jones, Obi Kaufmann, Amie Engrebretson, Timmy O’Neill, Kai Lenny, Greg Long and others. It attracted an audience of 200+ consisting of passionate changemakers, athletes, creators, industry professionals, city leaders, and college and high school students.

The Coast Film & Music Festival was launched in 2019 and has become a Laguna Beach staple annual event. To learn more, visit and

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