Leonard Maltin will lead the Jury at the inaugural Coronado Island Film Festival, with special presentations honoring Jack Lemmon and Errol Flynn. The four-day festival will include new films, classic films, parties, panel discussions, a Movies Made in Coronado exhibit and special guest presentations. About 60 films, including juried selections of narrative features, documentaries, shorts (animated and live action) and student films, will be screened from 10am until midnight at venues throughout the village. In addition, five films by filmmakers with strong Coronado connections will be screened, with introductions and Q&As by the filmmakers.
Others jurors include: Lisa Bruce (producer, “The Theory of Everything”), who will serve as head juror for narrative films; Academy Award-winner Ira Wohl (director, “Best Boy”), who will serve as head juror for documentaries; and Jim Gallagher (Head of Theatrical Marketing, DreamWorks Animation SKG), who will serve as head juror for shorts (animated and live action).
“Coronado Island has so much going for it,” said Leonard Maltin. “It has history, location and, most importantly, a community that is supportive and enthusiastic with so many memorable films associated with the location.”
The program will include screenings of “Some Like it Hot,” “The Stunt Man” and “Dive Bomber,” among many other films. The festival is set for the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, January 15-18, 2016, with tickets on sale today, September 17. It will be hosted by the Hotel del Coronado. More information can be found at the Festival’s website.