Held every February, the Oceanside International Film Festival is an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their work screened along the county’s North Coast region. It also gives attendees a chance for viewing local and international cinema at a locale in Southern California known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and unique artistic community. In 2017, Oceanside was honored as one of only 14 California Designated Cultural Districts throughout the Golden State. Located in Northern most San Diego county and within a short drive from Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Oceanside offers miles of sandy beaches ideal for sun-worshiping and surfing. Between screenings, filmmakers and movie-goers alike can visit the famous Bungalow House featured in “Top Gun”, The California Surf Museum, the world renowned Oceanside Museum of Art or the longest wooden pleasure pier on the western United States coastline – all located in Downtown Oceanside within walking distance from OIFF’s historic venue, the Brooks Theater (Est. 1936).
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