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Acclaimed Movie Critic Leonard Maltin Named Honorary Jury President
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Inaugural Launch January 15-18, 2016 >
Renowned movie critic, author and television personality Leonard Maltin joins the Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) in invting filmmakers everywhere, from aspiring student to respected pro, to experience Coronado's legendary hospitality for one long holiday weekend in the historic seaside village of Coronado, California, where makers and lovers of film have gathered for more than a century. Maltin will be on hand as Honorary Jury President of the Festival. "I love the idea that a place associated with so many memorable movies has embraced the idea of its own, homegrown festival and I'm excited to be a part of it," says Maltin. Coronado's world-class beaches, perfect weather, and proximity to Hollywood have made it a favorite go-to spot for the stars since the days when the likes of Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin strolled the Avenue. That same avenue, with its unique shops, blooming gardens and alfresco dining, was recently named one of America's five "Most Romantic Main Streets" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. More about the film festival >

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