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Join us February to July for six fun film screenings.

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.

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2018 Monthly Film Screening

Wednesdays
Feb 28thFilm Screening: Love, Simon
March 28th – Film Screening: Borg Vs. McEnroe
April 25th Film Screening: I’m Not Here
May 23rd Film Screening: American Animals 
June 27thFilm Screening: Sharp Objects – HBO new limited series
July 25th – Film Screening: Searching

Schedule:
5:30-6:30pm Reception
6:30pm Doors Open
7:00-9:00pm Film and Q&A
9:00pm Post Reception

2018 FILM INSIDER SERIES SCHEDULE

February 28

LOVE, SIMON

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.

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March 28

BORG VS. MCENORE

The story of the 1980s tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

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April 25

I’M NOT HERE

A man struggles with the tragic memories of his past to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn’t the enemy he thinks it is.

In attendance:
Filmmaker Michelle Schumacher
Filmmaker J.K. Simmons

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May 23

AMERICAN ANIMALS

Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

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June 27

SHARP OBJECTS

HBO’S NEW LIMITED SERIES – A reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.

July 25

Searching

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I RSVP for the screenings?

2 Weeks prior to the screening Patrons and anyone who has purchased an All Access VIP Pass or Film Insider Series will receive an invitation. Didn’t get the Invitation and you are a passholder? Email: info@sdfilmfest.com or call 619.818.2221

When are each month’s screenings announced?

It depends on the month. Usually the film selection is announced about 3-4 weeks before the screening date. If we can announce films sooner we do.

When does the invitation get sent to Patrons, All Access VIPs and Film Insider Series pass holders?

All pass holders will receive the invitation to RSVP 2 weeks before the event date. Patrons receive it 2 days before everyone else.

What if I did not receive the email invitation and I purchased a pass?

First, check your spam folder. Sometimes it goes there. Please make sure you add San Diego Film Festival to your safe sender list. If that is not the case…ask the person who purchased the passes. Sometimes we only have the email of the person who purchased the passes. If you want to add an email address then please email: info@sdfilmfest.com to update.
If you still didn’t receive the invitation for any reason, please email us at info@sdfilmfest.com and we will get you RSVP’d!

Can I bring a guest?

Only people who purchase a pass can attend the Film Insider Series.

Once I purchase an ALL Access VIP Pass or Film Insider Series do I need to RSVP every month?

Yes! The screenings sell out each month so it is very important to reserve your seat as soon as possible.

If someone with a pass is under 21 can he/she attend the Film Insider Series?

Yes. Upon checking in the person under the age of 21 will be given a wristband to wear throughout the event.

Are food and beverages included in the evening?

Yes! The pre-reception has an assortment of drinks, adult beverages and appetizers. Following the screening is the post-reception where you can enjoy champagne and dessert.

Is there valet parking?

There is no valet parking during the year round series.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for?

Please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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