Frequently Asked Questions:
Why Paso Robles?
Picture a Norman Rockwell
painting of tree-lined streets, a working turn-of-the-century train station, a grassy plaza in
the center of town surrounded by fine dining, elegant restaurants, wine bars and
art galleries, with alleyways where guitar music flows onto the street, and now
envision all of this in gorgeous hill country surrounded by vineyards and
award-winning wineries, oak trees and hot springs
from some of 'the most beautiful coastline in California, and that is
...and then we ask you, why
not here in cowboy wine
country...just south and
Sideways of Sundance?
And now envision the
idyllic setting above, but with the leaves changing to a soft golden, the crisp
and lit up streets at night, where festival goers are strolling to screenings
cozy intimate venues, rubbing elbows with filmmakers and musicians, where music
and film collide in daytime concerts, wandering minstrels, screenings around the
town and in elegant wineries, yes… November in cowboy wine country...all
captured on film for the World...and you can
combine it with your
Because digital is how it
is these days, the cutting edge of the entertainment business is our focus. We'll have panel discussion and notable keynote speakers addressing important
industry topics such as VOD, digital, tapeless, multi-platform, mobile and the 3rd
screen, high def, 3-D, downloads, streaming, social networks, MySpace, YouTube,
and the social-networking...
the future of home entertainment centers, projectors, Blu-Ray, and many other
topics which will be presented by some of the leaders of the fields...they will
be outstanding in their fields, in fact some you will be able to find...out
standing in a field,
drinking a fine wine...
gonna be any music at this thing?
Wellper partner just take
look who was at thePDFF # uno
Jack Elliott with Bernie Taupin
A constant theme
festival is Music in Film, Music Docs and DVDs, so we are celebrating the
two art forms and how they blend, from soundtrack composers, films about music
and musicians, original songs, and all that goes along with the necessary
blending of music and the art of film, therefore it is our goal to provide you
with amazing music, from big name performers in large concert settings, to a
wide range of talent in cozy candlelit settings, there will be daytime
concerts, and evening performances.
Where can I
Paso Robles boasts quite a
number of fine hotels and bed & breakfasts, not only in the town itself but in
and around the wineries and
vineyard-covered hills. Some of our favorites that we like to recommend
will be listed in the very
near future, stay tuned to this website for names of hotels and festival rates.
CLICK HERE TO OUR HOTEL
How do I
submit my film?
Filmmakers, we love you, we
need you, we thank you for submitting your passion and work to our festival. We
are members of WithoutABox.com, so we gladly take submissions there, but
we also have a submission form on our website. For Official Submission Rules and
information please view or website:
ALL MEDIA SUBMISSIONS CLICK HERE
How many times can we
emphasize the gorgeous vineyards and amazing wineries in our area? Wine is a big
part of our lives here, and it will be a big part of this festival. Screenings
will occur in wineries and tasting rooms. We have an Official Film Fest
Sommelier who will prepare a wine list to accompany your viewing choices.
Wineries will host concerts and panel discussions. Paso Robles Hospice du
Rhone is the largest international Rhone-tasting event in the world, the Wine
Festival in the Park sets Wine Festival records...come drink wine, see and talk
movies, rub shoulders with film makers and experience the digital.
Easy Being Green!
Mother Nature sure has
blessed us in these parts, so we are doing our best to keep her happy. Call us
hippies if you will, but we are committed to doing our best to protect this
little planet of ours, so we pledge to use solar-power generators for concerts,
re-usable, compost-able, recyclable containers, and post-consumer recyclable
paper for all festival print materials, and recycle the trash, and you send us
some other ideas how we can keep the PRDFF Green. Kermit sez, "Time is fun
when your having flys..."