Cinema at the Edge Film Festival
Cinema at the Edge Edgemar Center for the Arts
2437 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405United States
festival director:Alexandra Guanieri (Managing Director)
Consider CATE in Santa Monica
Reviewed by:Jennifer Townsend 5/4/2017
CATE is an intimate, hometown, festival for independent films. Located in Santa Monica, Hollywood's backyard, it screens narrative and documentary features and blocks of shorts. The films are well-curated. Overall, I saw a higher standard curation than I have seen at much larger festivals. The festival's mission is to screen independent films with a unique vision and voice. CATE succeeds in selecting films which exemplify its mission. It furthers education of filmmakers and festival attendees with a panel discussion of experts. The staff is gracious and accommodating to filmmakers. I had no trouble in getting the help I needed to preview my media prior to the screening and check sound levels. An added, collateral, advantage to screening at CATE is the location - just a few blocks from the Beach and all that goes with being in a beachside community.