Bakersfield, CA

Our 2022 festival "live" event will take place in the Central Valley of California known as the "Breadbasket of America" but there are excellent wine venues located here, too!

Home to the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame, live music is a major part of the nightlife here. Legends who called Bakersfield home include Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.

This is the place where our opening event will take place! Reserve your room under the Film Festival Group discount.

All film screenings, awards ceremony & final art auction night will be held here!

Actors / Filmmakers attending...

Brianna Nicole Young ~ Tombstone, AZ

Madison Dupart ~ New York City

Danielle Darling ~ Los Angeles

Lori Mae Hernandez ~ Lancaster, CA

Event Itinerary

Bakersfield, CA

May 12-14, 2022

Chef Lino's Grill & Catering

Ticket Packages

Choose from single day VIP passes to All Access Passes!  (Due to limited seating, there are NO REFUNDS issued for this event. Should the live event be canceled due to COVID it will be held virtually online.)

  • Thursday, May 12: Cocktail Attire
  • Friday, May 13: Hollywood Glam Attire (Dress like your favorite movie star, artist, or entertainer!)
  • Saturday, May 14: Island Attire
  • Be noticed by visitors from around the world
  • Support artists and filmmakers in your area
  • Help create a positive Bakersfield and Kern County visitor experience
  • VIP all access to the event
  • Help fund student scholarships
  • See your name on the "big screen"

Sponsors... so far!
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Marc Sandall

William and Kay Joyner

Karen Hicks

Kathy Siegel (Avon)

Lisa Witthans (The DoTERRA Aromapothecary Shoppe)

Cathy Wolfe (Mary Kay)

Loraine Vasquez (Pinkie Promise)


Sponsorship Packages

All sponsors receive some level of VIP benefits.

Please contact Melissa Ballard-Graben @ 661-432-9546 or Email: melissa@vanillapalmfilms.com


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