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VIP Prizes

GRAND PRIZE (Total Value $4,200)

3-night Stay at La Playa Hotel

La Playa is an intimate, boutique style hotel located in the heart of Carmel village, two blocks from Carmel beach and four blocks from the town's world-famous art galleries, boutiques and shopping. This full-service, Mediterranean-style property, surrounded by award-winning gardens, grew from an artist's mansion completed in 1905. The hotel's Terrace Grill restaurant features alfresco dining overlooking the gardens with a menu focused on the flavors of Monterey County produce and fresh seafood. La Playa offers a wonderful retreat style atmosphere for meetings and conferences, a beautiful garden courtyard ideal for weddings and receptions, and is a cherished local favorite.
www.laplayahotel.com

Carmel Art & Film Festival "Patron Package" for Two

  • Opening Night Launch Party
  • Opening Night Photography Exhibition
  • All Festival Preview Events
  • Art Auction Preview Reception
  • All access to Music Café, including complimentary wine
  • All access to Green Room
  • All VIP receptions, before and during festival
  • Gallery Wine Tasting and Art Exhibitions (15 participating galleries)
  • Beach Barbecue
  • Composer's Sunday Brunch
  • Premiere Reception Cocktail Party
  • Movie Talk
  • VIP seating at all films
  • Preferred Seating at all lectures
www.CarmelArtAndFilm.com

Gourmet Dinner at Pèpe's Little Napoli Bistro for Two

Experience the culture, cuisine and lively traditions at Pèpe's Little Napoli, Bistro Italiano. Opened in 1990 by Rich Pèpe, Little Napoli has been considered the icon Italian restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula ever since. Antipasti, pizza, pasta and risotto are prepared perfectly with the handed down Pèpe family signature recipes.
www.littlenapoli.com

Carmel Plaza Shopping Gift Card, Champagne Reception & Gift Bag

Experience what is considered to be one of the United States' most idyllic shopping destinations. Use your $150 Carmel Plaza Gift Card (Carmel Plaza stores only, some restrictions may apply) to kick start a memorable shopping spree inside this European village setting, adorned with lush gardens, trickling fountains as well as the finest in shopping and dining. The full-service Concierge Center will welcome you with a champagne reception and fabulous gift bag, ensuring your Carmel Art & Film Festival experience is one you'll always remember.
www.CarmelPlaza.com

Personalized Service at Carmel Plaza's Concierge Center

In similar fashion to the finest resorts & hotels, Carmel Plaza's full-service Concierge Center provides personalized shopping tours, custom shopping packages, last minute hotel & dining reservations as well as golf and spa appointments and much more. From gift cards to dog treats, the Concierge at the Plaza can assist you with any request you may have. The Concierge Center is located on the Ocean Avenue level, next to Cole Haan and can be reached at 831.624.1385 or www.CarmelPlaza.com.

2ND PRIZE (Total Value $2,500)

3-night stay at Cypress Inn

The Mediterranean-style Cypress Inn, located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, is surrounded by galleries and restaurants and is just blocks from Carmel's famous dog-friendly beach. The Cypress Inn's rooms and suites were recently remodeled and each is delightfully different with its own distinctive and tasteful character. Guests enjoy an array of amenities, including an extended continental breakfast, along with the personal service of a thoughtful staff. Dogs and cats are welcome guests.
www.cypress-inn.com

Carmel Art & Film Festival "VIP Package" for Two

  • Opening Night Launch Party
  • Opening Night Photography Exhibition
  • Opening Night Film
  • Gallery Wine Tasting and Art Exhibitions (15 participating galleries)
  • Directors Dinner (based on space availability – sell out expected)
  • Beach Barbecue
  • Lectures
  • Movie Talk
  • All Films (Preferred Seating)
  • Composer's Brunch (Preferred seating)
www.CarmelArtAndFilm.com

Gourmet Dinner at Cantinetta Luca for Two

Cantinetta Luca uses fresh seasonal ingredients to bring out bold flavors, with simple and rustic presentations. The menu features delicious pizza, antipasti, a dozen or so varieties of salume, handmade pasta, and whole fish and roasted meats served family style. At Cantinetta Luca, it's is a celebration of sharing, simplicity and family.
www.cantinettaluca.com

Carmel Plaza Shopping Gift Card, Champagne Reception & Gift Bag

Experience what is considered to be one of the United States' most idyllic shopping destinations. Use your $100 Carmel Plaza Gift Card (Carmel Plaza stores only, some restrictions may apply) to kick start a memorable shopping spree inside this European village setting, adorned with lush gardens, trickling fountains as well as the finest in shopping and dining. The full-service Concierge Center will welcome you with a champagne reception and fabulous gift bag, ensuring your Carmel Art & Film Festival experience is one you'll always remember.
www.CarmelPlaza.com

Personalized Service at Carmel Plaza's Concierge Center

In similar fashion to the finest resorts & hotels, Carmel Plaza's full-service Concierge Center provides personalized shopping tours, custom shopping packages, last minute hotel & dining reservations as well as golf and spa appointments and much more. From gift cards to dog treats, the Concierge at the Plaza can assist you with any request you may have. The Concierge Center is located on the Ocean Avenue level, next to Cole Haan and can be reached at 831.624.1385 or www.CarmelPlaza.com.

3RD PRIZE (Total Value $2,500)

4-night stay at Carmel Country Inn

Situated in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Carmel Country Inn offers a great blend of convenience, comfort and romance, and is surrounded by colorful gardens and natural beauty. The winner will enjoy a luxury king studio with a fireplace, whirlpool tub, plasma TV, iPod docking station, and French doors leading to a private balcony. A bountiful breakfast is served each morning.
www.carmelcountryinn.com

Carmel Art & Film Festival "Essential Credential" for Two

  • Opening Night Launch Party
  • Opening Night Photography Exhibition
  • Opening Night Film
  • Gallery Wine Tasting and Art Exhibits (15 participating galleries)
  • Lectures
  • Movie Talk
  • All films (based on availability)
www.CarmelArtAndFilm.com

Gourmet Dinner at Christopher's Restaurant for Two

Chef Christopher Caul welcomes you to Christopher's Restaurant for an unpretentious, yet gourmet, dining experience. Tucked in a small courtyard on Lincoln Avenue, this award-winning chef and owner, serves up mouthwatering dishes using seasonal ingredients from the local region. Try some of the fun and inventive cocktails from the premium full bar and then pick your favorite delights from the delicious eclectic California cuisine. Locals know that Christopher's is the place to enjoy fine food in a modern, warm and friendly atmosphere.
www.christopherscarmel.com

Carmel Plaza Shopping Gift Card, Champagne Reception & Gift Bag

Experience what is considered to be one of the United States' most idyllic shopping destinations. Use your $75 Carmel Plaza Gift Card (Carmel Plaza stores only, some restrictions may apply) to kick start a memorable shopping spree inside this European village setting, adorned with lush gardens, trickling fountains as well as the finest in shopping and dining. The full-service Concierge Center will welcome you with a champagne reception and fabulous gift bag, ensuring your Carmel Art & Film Festival experience is one you'll always remember.
www.CarmelPlaza.com

Personalized Service at Carmel Plaza's Concierge Center

In similar fashion to the finest resorts & hotels, Carmel Plaza's full-service Concierge Center provides personalized shopping tours, custom shopping packages, last minute hotel & dining reservations as well as golf and spa appointments and much more. From gift cards to dog treats, the Concierge at the Plaza can assist you with any request you may have. The Concierge Center is located on the Ocean Avenue level, next to Cole Haan and can be reached at 831.624.1385 or www.CarmelPlaza.com