April 23-24th 2016


Garberville, CA


300 Tickets

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Welcome to the second annual Cannabis Film Festival.

We are excited to announce this second annual film festival focusing on all aspects of the cannabis industry. Due to many state legal statute revisions and imminent Federal perceptive shift, the cannabis scene is full of endless potential just waiting to be explored – our chosen avenue for this exploration is awareness raising through film.

There is a great deal of raw media currently available and presently in production and our endeavor will be to provide an opportunity for films makers to have their work viewed by distributors and the general public. It is our hope that this will create an opportunity to take the “cream of the crop” of these film projects to a larger audience.

Since this is a relatively new industry to the main stream, there are a wide range of opportunities to pursue in order to support its success. This will be an amazing experience for cannabis related businesses to be involved as a vendor or sponsor.The Cannabis Film Festival will present our second event in the heart of the Emerald Triangle – Garberville, Ca in Humboldt County. We will be showing the movies at one of the longest running movie theaters in California in a place where it “all began”. Come and visit our small town and be a part of history.

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Attention Film Makers / Get the scope

Attention Film Makers;

Do you have a completed film that is directly or loosely related to marijuana or hemp? This is a wide open topic that is receiving lots of different attention lately. Medical use, recreational use, sustainability, taxes, effect on….. you name, we want to see it! Do you have a personal story to tell? A mystery waiting to unfold? Is there a documentary you can’t wait to share? Submit a short or feature length adventure, drama, documentary, comedy, etc. to the 2016 2nd annual Cannabis Film Festival and let us help you get your message out into the world.

We are accepting completed films for the 2nd annual Cannabis Film Festival to be held on April 23 and 24, 2016 in Garberville, Ca. The submission deadline is February 15, 2016 so don’t delay – submit now! The rules are pretty simple, check out the next page. We are excited to see what you created.

A little about us, the first Cannabis Film Festival:

Our mission is to increase public awareness of all aspects of the cannabis industry through educational and entertaining film media with the intention of raising consciousness regarding the many uses and applications of cannabis.

The Cannabis Film Festival provides a means for filmmakers to share their work with both distributors and the general public. The CFF is designed to enable “cream of the crop” film projects to gain exposure to larger and more mainstream audiences. The festival is also an amazing opportunity for a broad range of organizations to help further the cause of enlightening the general public about cannabis. The Cannabis Film Festival is a full weekend event that provides a venue for cannabis-related businesses and local artisans to expose their goods and services to festival attendees in between the viewing of film submissions.

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Our Team and Our Judges / Meet the peeps.

Kellie B. Dodds

CFF, CEO/Founder

Kellie Butterfield Dodds is an Emerald Triangle based cannabis activist, Humboldt Ambassador and the founder and owner of the Cannabis Film Festival.

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Cheryl Voutour is going on nearly a decade of work in the cannabis industry. In 2006, Cheryl and her partner Kellie Butterfield Dodds moved

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Bobby Black is the former Senior Editor of High Times Magazine. During his 21 years at the company, Bobby edited/starred in over 100 videos.

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Event Price List / The cost

To see films and attend events at the Cannabis Film Festival, you will need to purchase a General Adult or a VIP ticket which will allow you to view all the submissions of the festival.

Don’t worry if the pass or package option you are looking for is sold out, we will be reserving a small number tickets available at the entrance for last minute attendees!

Awards Ceremony


Sunday only
Meet filmmakers

General Admission


All movie showings

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Event FAQS / find your answers

Location: Garberville, CA  95542
All attendees must be 18 and older to attend.
Yes, anyone over the age of 18 may attend the Event. However, the VIP and medicating section will be available only to California medical marijuana patients with a current valid California 215 Medical Marijuana Recondition Card.
The Event is open to everyone 18yrs or older. The VIP and medicating section will be available only to California medical marijuana patients with a current valid California 215 Medical Marijuana Recondition Card.
Valid ID means a current, government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver’s or non-driver's state license, passport or military ID) OR a copy of your birth certificate + a photo ID (e.g. student ID).
NO - Alcohol, Drugs or Paraphernalia, Audio Recording Equipment, Video Recording Equipment, Unapproved Pamphlets, Handouts or Advertisements.

Rules and Regulations / yeah, yeah, rules

Purpose: The purpose of the Cannabis Film Festival is to increase public awareness of all aspects of the cannabis industry thru film. Film submissions should include content that supports this purpose.

Deadlines and Submission Fees:

Early Submission Official Submission Late Submission
January 15, 2016 February 15, 2016 March 15, 2016
Short Film $20 Short Film $30 Short Film $40
Feature Film $30 Feature Film $40 Feature Film $50

Note: These are the dates your film must be received in our office – postmark dates are not considered. If your film does not arrive by the deadline you have registered for additional fees may be incurred. 

Would you like to pay your submission fees now?

Please use our paypal service to send in your submission fees for your entry. It will be required before we can assess your film for the festival. Thank you!

CFF Subscription Fee

Mail your submissions to:

Cannabis Film Festival

1271 Evergreen Road, Ste 423

Redway, Ca 95560


The following is an explanation of the Rules and Regulations governing the submission of a film (hereafter called the “Film”) to the Cannabis Film Festival (hereafter referred to as the “Festival”) for consideration in 2016. By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions found on the Festival Submission Form the person submitting the Film (hereafter call the “Applicant”) acknowledges that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, Producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film (hereafter call the “Film’s Owners”) whose consent is required to submit the film to the Festival and has read and understood the submission Rules and Regulations set forth below.


General Rules for Submitting a Film to the Cannabis Film Festival:

Short Films – run time, including credits, does not exceed 40 minutes.

Feature Film – run time, including credits, exceeds 40 minutes.

Documentary – may be considered either as a Short Film or Feature Film based on run time as described above. Narrative must be derived from nonfiction and does not feature actors.

1. Submissions for a Feature Film or Documentary may be a work-in-progress form; however, works that are not final cuts must be clearly marked “Work in Progress (WIP)” or “Rough Cut” and include an explanation of what will change and/or is missing (i.e. temporary sounds, missing animation, Avid output, etc.). Due to the volume of submissions, only one replacement version (i.e. final cut) will be accepted and must be received by March 15, 2016. The Festival is under no obligation to review final cuts after the review of the initial submission. Due to the length, Short Films or Documentaries are not eligible for submission as a work-in-progress

2. Non-English language Films must have English subtitles at the time of submission. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.

3. Materials: Two DVD copies of the Film formatted Region 1 (North America) along with your Submission Form. Both DVD’s must be “labeled” with the Film’s title, running time, format and Applicant’s name. DVD’s must be able to be viewed in their entirety on a standard consumer DVD player. Do not use adhesive labels or tape that may interfere with ability to play the DVD, a permanent marker is typically the best way to “label” your submission. Blu-ray discs are not accepted at this time. Entry materials will not be returned and may be stored for the Festival’s archives.

4. Multiple Films from the same Applicant are allowed. Each Film requires its own Submission Form, submission fee and DVD as explained above.

5. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the Owner(s) of any and all trademarked content or materials included within the submitted Film. The Festival expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any trademarked content or materials within or relating to the submitted Film.

6. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected, any Film that has not met any of the criteria outlined in these Rules and Regulations.

7. The Applicant is solely responsible for the shipping of all submissions. If a submission is damaged upon receipt the Festival will make a reasonable attempt to contact the Applicant for a replacement. All replacements must be received by March 15, 2016 to remain eligible.

8. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Applicants under 18 may be considered with written permission from your parent or legal guardian before public viewing of your film.

9. The Festival will make a reasonable attempt to notify Applicants the first week of April 2016 via email with status of your film. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to provide accurate and current contact information on your Submission Form.

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While you’re Garberville attending the Cannabis Film Festival on the weekend of April 23-24 next year, we strongly suggest you book some extra time and hang out in the area for a few days before or after the event! Humboldt County is


The Cannabis Film Festival is open to films of any genre. Use your creativity! We’d love to see what you have in store for festivalgoers. It’s going to be an eclectic weekend of cannabis-themed entertainment, so bring your A-game! Maybe you have

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