Catalina Film Festival, Sept. 18-22—Catalina Island

CatalinaGabriel Gornell is proud (and excited) to be a Founding Panelist at the Catalina Film Festival participating in various panels & workshops September 18-22 on beautiful Catalina Island.

Come to Catalina, say hello to Gabriel, and celebrate film!


Catalina Film Festival, an annual celebration of film on the only West Coast resort island, features more than 75 films, nightly events and entertainment. From Charlie Chaplin to Marilyn Monroe, celebrities and filmmakers have flocked to Catalina for inspiration. Clear blue water and coastal breezes provide the perfect backdrop for unparalleled premieres, yacht and mansion parties, industry networking and discovering everything that the island has to offer— just 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Films are screened at multiple venues around the island, including the iconic, art deco, 1,200-seat Avalon Theatre— the world’s first sound theatre. Catalina Film Festival is a competitive festival with awards in up to 10 categories, including the prestigious Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation “Great Communicator” Award, Charlie Chaplin ICON Award, Stanley Kramer “Social Artist” Award, and the ISLA Earth Award; an honor presented by the Festival’s beneficiary, the Catalina Island Conservancy. For more information, visit or follow us on twitter: or Facebook: The 2013 Catalina Film Market and Festival run September 18-22, with special celebrity and industry guests!