The San Diego International Film Festival is the region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent film circuit. SDIFF celebrates film's power to create empathy via new perspectives that emerge from powerful and compelling storytelling. The festival showcases great stories, fresh voices and diverse points of view from around the world. Our line up includes world-premiers, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking as well as parties and events.
Want to see creative and diverse films before award season? Want to see films that are inspiring and impactful?
Come watch with us at the annual San Diego International Film Festival Oct 14-24, 2021.
Watch films exploring issues with a global impact, feature films that spark conversation and get a new perspective from a fresh point of view. Films shown at the festival often go on to win Academy Awards and other important industry recognitions. Get your pass to new perspectives today!
THURS, OCT 14th | OPENING NIGHT FILM PREMIERE & RECEPTION* @ MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS IN BALBOA PARK
Festival Attendees will gather to celebrate film at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. Enjoy a pre-screening cocktail party, followed by the premiere C'Mon C'Mon and Q&A and post reception.
*Only VIP Passholders can attend Opening Night.
FRI, OCT 15th | SCREENINGS @ MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS IN BALBOA PARK
The party will continue at MOPA for a full day of screenings and filmmaker Q&A's. Access to the Museum for the day included in your ticket/pass.
SAT, OCT 16th | SCREENINGS @ SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART IN BALBOA PARK
Join us at the San Diego Museum of Art for film screenings and Q&A's with filmmakers from all over the world, then end the day by exploring the museum.
Access to the Museum for the day included in your ticket/pass.
SUN, OCT 17th | SCREENINGS & CULINARY CINEMA @ CATAMARAN RESORT HOTEL & SPA IN MISSION BAY
Experience the Festival at Catamaran Resort all day. Screenings with Q&A's, fest lounge, Culinary Cinema food inspired by renowned Chefs and wine tastings, and then to wrap up the day by digging your toes in the sand at Movies on the Bay.
SAT, OCT 23rd | USS MIDWAY SCREENING & RECEPTION IN DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO
Join us for a pre-screening cocktail party aboard the USS Midway followed by a premiere screening of Hornet's Nest and Q&A with Filmmakers. In partnership with RTAG, a veteran run organization that helps veterans find employment.
The Best in America's Finest City.
Come enjoy independent film AND have fun in the sun! From beautiful beaches and craft beer to award-winning farm-to-table restaurants and a hopping nightlife, San Diego has it all. This year the San Diego International Film Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary throughout San Diego with screenings in Balboa Park at the Museum of Photographic Arts and the San Diego Museum of Art; and in Mission Bay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa. A special evening is planned aboard the USS Midway as well!
Oct 15: 5:00PM - 12:00 AM
Oct 16: 12:00PM- 9:00PM
Oct 17: 12:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Oct 18: 12:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Oct 19: 11:00 AM- 11:00 PM
Oct 20: 10:00 AM- 11:00 PM
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