About The Topanga California Film Festival
The Topanga California Film Festival will have a full week of online content offering screenings, showcases. Q&As, and panel discussions, in a virtual festival environment, the culminating 3 days of real life gatherings, receptions and exclusive after parties in famous Topanga fashion: inclusive, exclusive, laid-back, community-run, filmmaker focused.
The Topanga Film Festival is a prime opportunity to enjoy a wealth of international and local content that ranges from creative to educationally empowering. This festival showcases the possibilities of filmmaking at all levels. We will display a selection of films that go deep and push boundaries. We are looking for the best in short, narrative, and documentary films that display curiosity and skill, and that surprise, and inform us.
Jury Prizes will be awarded to the best films in several categories. A number of past filmmakers have seen their films acquired for distribution, and/ or gone on to receive critical acclaim and Academy Awards.
TFI, is a charitable organization, exists to inspire, inform and interconnect a community of filmmakers and content creators, to foster global connections, to facilitate dialogue and to explore new frontiers of technology and storytelling to advance humanity. TFI was founded by Urs Baur and Sara Baur Harding in 2011 as the parent for the TFF and as a way to bring year-round events, programming workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities to the community.
Nominated as “One of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world” by Filmmaker Magazine, the acclaimed Topanga Film Festival is now in its 17th year, and programs short and feature films that challenge convention and tell stories that inspire new and original ways of seeing, understanding, and being in the world.
The Topanga Film Institute holds the annual Topanga California Film Festival. Founded in 2004 it includes screenings, workshops, panels, mixers, and other events to present work that is courageous, innovative, and that inspires action. We endeavor to bridge cultures, and provide networking opportunities to our local and extended community.