WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF THE VIOLETTE FILM FESTIVAL!
The Violette Films will host The Violette Film Festival at the historic Merced Theater on November 9Th and 10th 2019. The event benefits local and international filmmakers and is the largest film festival in Merced County. The festival will showcase films from the central valley along with films from around the world including film premiers, A fan film contest, documentaries and Feature Films.
About the Festival
Our festival was started in 2017 with one thought in mind...To give all filmmakers young and old a fair chance at a worlds stage.
Our festival is designed to be fun for all ages and we encourage all film makers, from first timers to experienced professionals, to submit films for the world to see. We understand not everyone has access to huge budgets and expensive equipment so our festival stands as an outlet for the underground, Indie and amateur film makers to show the world what they are made of side by side with industry professional and student films. In our first year we had films from all over the world from France to Iraq, Canada to Mexico and films from right here in the central part of California. At our festival you will not be turned down or away due to budgets, equipment, money or production limitations...everyone has a voice and a story to tell...as long as the story is clear and entertaining, we will be honored to screen it. Weather it is filmed on a iPhone or red epic cinema camera, we are looking for stories to share!
DUE TO COVID-19 WE HAVE DECIED TO MOVE THE DATE OF THE FESTIVAL TO SPRING OF 2021. THE ORIGINAL DEADLINE OF AUGUST 2020 IS STILL IN PLACE.
We have decided to split the festival into two parts.
The first half will be Held online and broadcast on Cable TV (for Central California, and via Streaming/Apps for the rest of the world) in On MAY 29th 2021at 5:30 Via Streaming and Public TV broadcast to Central California.
The Second half will be a live event (with limited seating) held in December of 2021 At the Historic Merced Theater in downtown Merced, California.
Links to the Broadcast Event and tickets to the live event will be Updated on here as soon as they are available.