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San Diego Film Foundation

Creating Empathy Through The Experience of Flm

Creating Empathy In A Complex World….

 The San Diego Film Foundation is dedicated to creating empathy through the experience of film. We believe that film can be transformative and we are bound together through human connection. Our mission is to use the experience of film to explore issues of global impact, to create dialog, and ultimately to develop empathy and understanding in an increasingly diverse and complex world. 

A 501c.3. the San Diego Film Foundation brings the finest independent cinematic storytelling from around the world to San Diego each year. We present films that make a difference through a robust variety of events and programs including:

  • The San Diego International Film Festival (October 10-14, 2018)
  • FOCUS on Impact Film Tour  for highschool students (Spring & Fall)
  • Film Insider Screenings (Feb-July, 2018)
  • Industry Insider Series (Patrons Only)
  • Oscar Awards Viewing Party Annual Gala (February 24, 2019

Plus a variety of community and private events throughout the year

SDFF Initiatives

The San Diego Film Foundation focuses on topical initiatives that help guide the content presented through the San Diego International Film Festival, our FOCUS On Impact educational programs and all of our community and private screenings.

  • American Indian Stories
  • Environmental
  • Military
  • Social Impact
  • Women in Film

Beyond the Red Carpet…Support the San Diego Film Foundation 

Play a leading role in bringing independent filmmaking to San Diego and join us as we provide opportunities to our community to build empathy and connection. We welcome both Individual and Corporate Donors to our Patron Circle. Patron Circle supporters enjoy an elevated Festival experience with perks and benefits throughout the year reserved just for them!  

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PATRON CIRCLE

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE
Patti Judd
Kevin Leap
Tonya Mantooth
Dale Strack

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE
Doren and Mark McClure

A-LIST CIRCLE
Jan and Richard Hunter*
Margarita Inserni
Patti Judd
Kelley and Dr. David Kupfer
Kevin Leap
Ludvina and Sonny Nevarez*
Sharon Rose
Dale Strack

PRODUCER CIRCLE
Elaine and Mark Allyn
Myra Bishop-Ward
Elsa and Stephen Mickelsen
Barbara & Dr. Howard Milstein
Karen and Rick Noble
Dr. Steve and Lynne Wheeler
Sherry & David Winkler
May Zawaideh

DIRECTOR CIRCLE
Brian and Silvija Devine
Marlee Ehrenfeld
Deborah Falk
Karen Fox*
Molly & Dennis Fredrickson
Taylor Miller
Mikki Nooney
Stanley Family Foundation
Kathryn Vaughn

*Founding Patron

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