CATE FF 2020

    The Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica will host the 8th Annual “Cinema at the Edge Film Festival” on February 21-23. The festival screens independent films from all over the world and of all genres.

    Cinema at the Edge Film Festival

    February 21st to 23rd

    Edgemar Center for the Arts

    2437 Main Street

    Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Housed at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, nestled in the Frank Gehry designed

    complex on bustling Main Street in the beach town of Santa Monica, California, the 8th Annual Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival presents films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice or a challenge to what is expected and accepted in the medium. “The larger film festivals all too often rally around a small group of films in a given season, and many high quality projects that don’t immediately catch fire fall through the cracks. Cinema at the Edge will give these films another chance to connect with audiences and to gain exposure and additional opportunities for global distribution,” Says Artistic Director Michelle Danner

    The Edgemar Center for the Arts is well known on the west side of Los Angeles

    as a venue where up and coming talent share quality work, and Danner is thrilled to now invite the global independent film community to experience this vibrant, beachside community. Previous iterations of the festival have welcomed industry leaders as Honorary Chairs of the festival, as well as a celebrity jury that included film

    veterans such as Susan Sarandon and John Singleton. Cinema At the Edge will also

    feature opening and closing night parties, an award ceremony, and a series of panels with

    an emphasis on the filmmaking process. Previous panels featured distinguished industry

    professionals including feature film directors.

    In 2020, Cinema at the Edge will present comedy, horror, action, romance and drama

    as well as narrative feature, documentary and short film programs. Jury and audience awards will be given in each category. While the programmers are thrilled to give independent filmmakers a vehicle of expression, an additional commitment is to see that the standout titles at the festival have an opportunity to screen for distributors. Therefore, the winners of the jury and audience awards in each category will be viewed by industry professionals working in international film distribution and considered for acquisition.

    Tickets for each block of programming are $15.00. Screenings will take place in both of

    Edgemar Center’s two auditoria. Admissions to the Opening Night Reception, Industry

    Panel, and Closing Night Awards Ceremony are free. Tickets for events can be acquired

    at or at (310) 392-7327.

    VIP Badge $125

    Single Screenings available at $15 each