Film Fest Petaluma

Film Fest Petaluma offers an annual showcase of the best new animated and live action short films from around the world with filmmakers in conversation.


Our tenth annual event will be hosted on May 5, 2018 at the historic Mystic Theatre in downtown Petaluma, 30 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Shows will take place at 12pm, 3pm, 7:30pm, & 10:30pm. Each program will feature lively post-screening discussions with filmmakers.

The festival is also hosting a Virtual Reality Lounge this year where festival goers will be able to participate in four immersive VR experiences. The VR Lounge will be in the Petaluma Masonic Center at 9 Western Avenue and open from 10:30am-7:30pm. It is free with any festival ticket.

View the complete line-up of short films here!
Buy tickets for the festival here!


 A full house enjoys a program of shorts.


 Filmmakers share their experiences with the audience.