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Passes & Tickets

Festival Dates Oct 10-14, 2018

HOLIDAY SALE!
Get up to 25% off on 2018 Festival Passes until January 7th.

Want it all? Get a VIP Pass and get the star treatment! Including full access to all parties, screenings, panels and events, plus enjoy the VIP Lounges, and more!

VIP ALL ACCESS - $450 - Best Deal!

Includes Film Insider Series & VIP Fest Access!-
-Monthly Film Screenings (Feb-Jul)
-5 Days VIP Fest Pass
-All Film Screenings
-Studio Premieres
-All Panels
-Festival Preview & Media Party
-Opening Night Film & After Party
-VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute
-Friday Night Party
-Filmmaker Awards & Party
-Culinary Cinema
-Priority Reservation Access* – Seat is not guaranteed until you reserve
-Priority Line Access
-Advanced Reservations for Films & Events
-Flash your Pass (Discounts at Local Businesses)
-VIP Lounges with complimentary cocktails and appetizers
– Valet Parking at Festival Venues

*Screenings, parties, and panels frequently sell-out.- remember to reserve early.

VIP FEST PASS - Avail May 16

Available starting May 16th

Everything included in the VIP All Access Pass but does not include the Film Insider Series (Feb-July).

VIP WEEKEND PASS - Avail May 16

Available starting Mary 16th

Everything included in the VIP All Access Pass but only for Friday, Saturday and Sunday Access.

5-Day Access to all film screenings, panels and more! This is for the filmgoer that loves the movies and wants to immerse themselves in the Festival Experience.

FEST PASS - $250 - Lowest Price!

– 5 Days!
– All Film Screenings
– Studio Premieres
– All Panels
– Festival Film Previews & Media Party
– Opening Night Film & After Party
– Friday Night Party
– Filmmaker Awards & Party
– General Line Access
– Advanced Reservations for Films & Events
– Flash Your Pass (Discounts at Local Businesses)
* Seat is not guaranteed until you reserve.
Screenings, parties, and panels frequently sell-out.
Pass does not include Variety Night of the Stars Tribute and Culinary Cinema.

WEEKEND FEST PASS - Avail May 16

Available May 16th.

Everything that is included in the Fest Pass but only for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Voted best date night in San Diego! Featuring 6 private film screenings (Feb-July) with pre-reception cocktail party, film, Q&A and post-reception.

FILM INSIDER SERIES - $150

Previously only available to VIP Passholders. The Film Insider Screening Series features 6 private film screenings with a cocktail party, Q&A with special guests and post champagne reception. The film selections are curated by Executive and Artistic Director, Tonya Mantooth. Included in the 2018 VIP All Access Pass or the screening series may be purchased separately.

SAVE THE 2018 DATES!
FEB 20th
MARCH 20th
APRIL 17th
MAY 15th
JUNE 19th
JULY 17th

VIP ALL ACCESS PASS – $450 
FEST PASS – $250
FILM INSIDER SERES – $150

VIP ALL ACCESS PASS – $500
FEST PASS – $275
FILM INSIDER SERIES – $150 

VIP FEST PASS – $550
FEST PASS – $300
VIP WEEKEND PASS – $400
WEEKEND FEST PASS – $200
DAY PASSES – $75

PASS COMPARISON CHART

Check out the COMPARISON PASS CHART to decide which pass you might want!

CHECK THE COMPARISON CHART!

SEE IT FIRST. 100+ INDEPENDENT & STUDIO FILM PREMIERES

With nearly 2000+ submissions from independent filmmakers in 60 countries, the 100+ films selected for the San Diego Intl Film Festival are the best features, documentaries and shorts in the world.  After the screening intimate discussions and with the filmmakers and industry experts allow the audience to understand the creative process and the inspiration for each film. 


CELEBRITIES

We are very proud to have hosted some of the film industries most celebrated and creative talents. Previous attendees and honorees include: Judd Apatow, Annette Benning, Kate Beckinsale, Alan Arkin, Geena Davis, Adrien Brody, Simon Helberg, Michelle Monaghan, John Boyega, Eli Roth…the list goes on. 

 


PLAY LIKE A STAR - PARTIES, PARTIES, PARTIES!

We admit it…the San Diego International Film Festival has a reputation for having the best PARTIES….So after binge watching the best films in the world and watching a beautiful San Diego sunset join us after dark for more fun. Opening night kicks off with a bang and an afterparty, Thursday night get star struck at VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute, Friday Night it’s on to our Party with a Purpose, see who takes home the awards at the Filmmakers Awards Show & party on Saturday night and roll into Culinary Cinema on Sunday with delicious bites from top chef’s paired with a foodie film. 

“This Festival is unique – you meet the stars up close and personal, and experience an astonishing array of films from all over the world. It is a celebration of movie making from every angle and perspective in a gorgeous setting!” – Jeffrey Lyons, Festival Host/ Film Critic


CELEBRATE THE BEST - AWARDS

The San Diego International Film Festival is an important stop on the festival circuit as films debut and begin to make their way towards Academy Awards and other important competitions. We recognize the films and filmmakers with VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute and our Filmmaker Awards. VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute includes: Gregory Peck Award of Excellence in Cinema, Cinema Vanguard Award, Rising Star Award, and Auteur Award. Filmmakers compete for the best in feature, documentary, shorts and other topical awards, a special Chairman’s Award and audience choice awards are also presented.

“It’s been great to see the San Diego Film Festival’s growth and increasing importance over the past few years. Our Variety’s Night of the Stars event at the Festival has become a terrific early Awards Season showcase that raises the visibility of important filmmakers and key films in serious contention for major honors.” Steven Gaydos, Vice President, Executive Editor, VARIETY.