The Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) closed out their five day in-person and seven day virtual film fest on Nov. 17, and what a special year it was! Navigating unknown circumstances has become the norm for many festivals due to COVID mandates, restrictions, travel, logistics, film release dates and so much more! Pulling off such a tremendously successful event was evident in the hard work of the staff, volunteers, community partners, sponsors and the support from the City of Coronado.
The highlight of the festival was the annual Leonard Maltin Celebrity Tribute hosted in the Crown Room of the Hotel Del Coronado. The evening was hosted by Merridee Book, Executive Director and CIFF Founder and Chair, Doug St. Denis, and presided over by the Honory Jury President, Leonard Maltin. CIFF welcomed a distinguished group of