The San Diego International Film Festival (Oct 15-20, 2019) is the region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDiFF offers world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers. Over 200+ filmmakers attend from around the world to show their films and audiences have the unique opportunity to meet and ask questions of filmmakers after screenings and informally meet-up with filmmakers at a variety of parties and events. The most glamorous evening is the annual Night of the Stars Tribute recognizing actors and filmmakers who have made a mark on the film industry with their professional contributions.
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What Not to miss at the San Diego International Film Festival
Opening Night Film - Oct 15
Don't miss opening night! Our opening night films often go on to win major awards!
Previous films include: Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Marshall, Silver Linings Playbook, Wild, 12 Years A Slave, Septembers of Shiraz, and many others!
Theatre Box Film Screenings with Filmmakers - Oct 16 plus don't miss the Filmmakers Cocktail Party after the screenings!
ArcLight Cinemas Opening Film & Reception, Westfield UTC - Oct 17
Night of the Stars Tribute - Oct 18
The Night of the Stars Tribute brings Hollywood to San Diego for a glamorous evening of celebrations and awards.
Culinary Cinema - Oct 20
Enjoy a cinematic adventure into the world of food and then partake of delicious bites from local sustainable Chefs and restaurants.
Studio Premieres - Oct 15-20
We premiere some of the biggest films coming out of Hollywood and the independent film circuit. Come to the festival for a chance to see films like: Lion, Hell or High Water, Silver Linings Playbook, 12 Years a Slave and many others weeks, or even months, before they hit the big screen.
Unique Film Tracks - Oct 16-20
SDiFF features a slate of film tracks that reflect both the unique culture of San Diego and that fulfill our mission to “Make a Difference” with film. Tracks include Social Impact, Environmental, Military, American Indian and Equestrian.
Meet the Filmmakers - Oct 15-20
Stick around after the film and listen to the filmmakers discuss the inspiration and creative process to get their film to the big screen. In addition filmmaker panels and our filmmaker awards show are exciting.
Two festival villages:
Downtown San Diego and Westfield UTC, La Jolla
Theatre Box San Diego, 701 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101
ArcLight La Jolla, UTC, 4425 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
Pendry San Diego, The Balboa Theater, Oxford Social Club
Oct 15 - Oct 20, 2019
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