The San Diego International Film Festival (Oct 4-8) is the region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDIFF offers a totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers. Join us Downtown at the Balboa Theater for opening night, Regal Cinema and the ArcLight UTC for screenings and featuring the beautiful Pendry San Diego as our Festival Headquarters.
VARIETY Night of the Stars Honorees:
Sir Patrick Stewart - Gregory Peck Award of Excellence in Cinema'
Kumail Nanjiani - Auteur Award
More honorees will be announced soon!
What Not to miss at SDiFF 2017
Opening Night Film - Oct 4
Don't miss opening night! Our opening night films often go onto win major awards!
Previous films include: Silver Linings Playbook, Wild, 12 Years A Slave, Septembers of Shiraz, and many others!
VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute - Oct 5
The VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute brings Hollywood to San Diego for a glamorous evening of celebrations and awards. The Gregory Peck Award of Excellence in Cinema, 2017 will be presented to Sir Patrick Stewart at the Pendry San Diego. Stay tuned for our other honorees!
Studio Premieres - Oct 4-8
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 4-8
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 new this year Equestrian.
Meet the Filmmakers - Oct 4-8
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
Culinary Cinema - Oct 8
Enjoy a cinematic adventure into the world of food and then partake of delicious bites from local sustainable Chef's and restaurants.
Two festival villages:
Downtown San Diego and La Jolla
Pendry San Diego, 550 J Street, SD CA 92101
ArcLight La Jolla, UTC, 4425 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
Regal Cinema Gaslamp 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
Pendry San Diego, The Balboa Theater, Horton Plaza Park
Oct 4 - Oct 8, 2017
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