Hightail is very proud to have been part of the 2015 Carmel International Film Festival, which took place in Northern California in October.
As one of the festival’s main sponsors, we had the opportunity to host a table at the inspiring Women in Film lunch and meet lots of fantastic filmmakers at our space in the Music Lounge.
Hightail also sponsored Pitch Program – a contest for aspiring filmmakers to pitch their ideas to some industry insiders. The winner of the contest and recipient of the $5,000 Hightail Award was Stephanie Martin, who will be turning her award-winning short film Wild Horses into a feature.
We had an absolute blast over the four days of the festival and want to thank the good people at Carmel International Film Festival for letting us be involved in their amazing event.
You can see a selection of our favorite films here and check out some more photos from the festival below. See you next year.
The Pitch Program filmmakers get ready to pitch their movies.
We were in good company as festival sponsors alongside Jaguar and Variety.
Some of the amazing artwork from previous festivals.
I know what you’re thinking: “Did he shoot six reels or only five?”
Hightail’s banners looked fantastic.
Vegetables decorate the tables instead of flowers in honor of Fear No Fruit – a documentary about Frieda Caplan, pioneer of the produce business (she renamed the Chinese Gooseberry as the kiwi).
Because the city of Carmel has no streetlights, our attendee welcome pack included a Hightail-branded flashlight.
Hightailers, Kiersten, Bill, Britt and Ranjith enjoying the festival.
Our beautiful two-page ad from the festival program.