For the 13th consecutive year, Santa Monica Film Festival (#SMFF) returns to Santa Monica hosted by Laemmle Monica Film Center for film screenings and 1212 Santa Monica for the Awards Party on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Each awards season, Santa Monica Film Festival curates new, compelling and innovative films and supports the creative economy of Santa Monica by offering locals and KCRW members free screening tickets available online at (

The 2018 Santa Monica Film Festival will take place on Saturday December 8 hosted by Laemmle Monica Film Center and 1212 Santa Monica.  This year’s festival showcases 26 current award winning independent films from local, national and international filmmakers. A filmmaker Q&A that gives the audience an opportunity to interact with the filmmakers accompanies each film screening block.

Films screen from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Laemmle Monica Film Center. The festival concludes with an Awards Presentation and Cocktail Party at 8:30PM @ 1212 Santa Monica. Award Presenters include Ted Winterer (Mayor of Santa Monica); Alci Rengifo (Film Critic, Rotten Tomatoes). Top sponsors include: KCRW, Tito’s Vodka, Stella Artois, 1212 Santa Monica, FilmFreeway, Mixafied and Wolk & Levine.

Free individual tickets to Santa Monica Film Festival screenings are available to Santa Monica residents and KCRW members online at SMFF Patron Packages and Passes include access to sold-out Awards Party and other high-demand films. Passes are on sale now at Santa Monica Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and cultural organization, and Patron Packages are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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Submitted by the Santa Monica Film Festival

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