THE SAN DIEGO INTL FILM FESTIVAL is the region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDIFF offers a totally unique experience. Catch first time and veteran filmmakers as they debut their latest work to command the attention of new audiences and industry luminaries. You’ll also be among the first to see major studio premieres on the road to the Hollywood awards season. It’s five days to immerse yourself in quality films, parties, industry events and panels. Come join the festivities!
With 2000+ submissions from independent filmmakers in 60 countries, you know the 100+ films that are selected for the San Diego Intl Film Festival are, literally, the best features, documentaries and shorts in the world. In addition to seeing films before they are released, Q&A sessions with filmmakers after the screenings brings you into the creative process in a most personal way.
Throughout the San Diego Intl Film Festival, you will have the opportunity to hear from filmmakers, actors, directors and deal makers. You’ll learn the backstory on why a film was produced or the behind the scenes antics of the cast or the struggles of getting distribution deals.
Your VIP All Access Pass has got you covered for all of the films, panels and parties for the 2017 San Diego Intl Film Festival. But wait … there’s more!
Imagine the Hollywood glitz and glam with the cool vibe of San Diego. No matter how busy the Festival keeps you, take a look around and enjoy all that beautiful San Diego has to offer. With two Festival Villages, you can enjoy legendary La Jolla’s scenic coastal community one day and the excitement of downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter the next.