October 10 – 14, 2018

Be Part of the Scene

See it First. Party Like a Star. Celebrate the Best.

Opening Night

Opening Night Film & After Party - Oct 10th

From the red carpet to the opening night film, to post-screening celebrity interviews and an after party that sets downtown on fire. The San Diego International Film Festival kicks off with a bang!

Film Tracks And Panels

Festival Schedule

Films and special guests announced August 28th!

Variety Night Of The Stars

Night of the Stars Tribute - Oct 11th

This extraordinary evening celebrates the imagination, passion and vision influencing cinematic excellence today and yesterday.

Party With A Purpose

Festival Experience

From red carpets to film premieres to celebrity sightings get all the details on the 2018 Festival!

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How to Fest

How to have a FANTASTIC Festival. Details on where to go, how to park and special perks!

Events Night Of The Stars

Press & Industry Credentials

Press and industry credentials registration closes September 21st.

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Festival Passes On Sale Now

5 Day | Weekend | Day Passes

VIP Fest Pass

Want it all? Get a VIP pass and get the star treatment! Includes full access to all parties, screenings, panels and events, plus enjoy the VIP Lounges, and more!
$550 500

Fest Pass

5-day access to all film screenings, panels and more! This is for filmgoers that love movies and want to immerse themselves in the Festival.
$300 150

Day Passes

Can only attend one day? Get 1-day access to all film screenings and panels for the day of your choosing! Choose to attend Friday, Saturday or Sunday!
$75 275
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  • FOREIGN: Eternal Winter ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Eternal Winter is an intense love story from the depths of WWII that will  inspire your heart. 
Directed by Attila Szász, Eternal Winter takes place on Christmas 1944 and it tells the story of Soviet soldiers that invade Hungary and drag every young woman with German origins away from a small village and transport them to a Soviet labour camp where they are forced to work in the coal mines under inhuman conditions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don’t miss this film on Oct 13 at 8:00 PM and Oct 14 at 4:30 PM in Arclight Cinemas La Jolla! Reserve your spots or get your ticket at https://secure.sdiff.com/f/passes-2018/eternal-winter ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • FOREIGN: Degenerates ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Love English humor? Check out the Degenerates, a quirky comedy from the UK. Degenerates tells a story of a screenwriter who recruits a group of eccentric characters to find a missing teenage girl, with the intention of turning the search into a true story script. Come see Degenerates on Oct 13 at 4:30 PM in Regal UA Horton! https://secure.sdiff.com/f/passes-2018/degenerates ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • SOCIAL IMPACT FILM TRACK: CALIFORNIA’S FORGOTTEN CHILDREN ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We believe that film has the power to create a change in our society and we are proud to present to you one of our social impact films, @CaliforniasForgottenChildren. This feature documentary recounts true stories of girls and boys who were commercially sexually exploited in California and are now survivors and courageous leaders fighting for the rights of victims worldwide. Join us on Oct 14 at 1:30 PM at Regal UA Horton and be a part of the change. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • SOCIAL IMPACT FILM TRACK: SOUFRA ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Directed by Thomas Morgan (@tmorganfilms), Soufra follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, “Soufra,” and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee woman who now share this camp as their home. Don’t miss this amazing documentary and follow Mariam Shaar’s inspirational story on Friday, Oct 12 at 2:30 PM in @ArclightCinemas La Jolla! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • We are thrilled to announce our honorees for the 2018 Night of the Stars Tribute include @TheKennyLoggins, @TopherGrace (BlacKkKlansman), Kathryn Hahn (Bad Moms) and @AlexWolffOfficial (Hereditary). Presented by @Morgan.Stanley and The Nemeth Foundation, the Night of the Stars Tribute honors and celebrates the film industry’s most accomplished stars. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tables and tickets are now available or join the Patron Circle for special seating and an invitation to the exclusive Chairman's Reception. Visit https://sdfilmfest.com/night-of-the-stars-tribute/ for more information. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Special Thanks to:
🌟 Honorary Chairs Lynelle and Bill Lynch
🌟 The Night of the Stars Tribute Committee
🌟 Executive Committee: Vicky Carlson, Vicki Eddy, Ludvina Nevarez, Kristi Pieper, Sandy Redman
Committee: Suzi Day, Arlene Esgate, Cheryl Gould, Cinda Lucas, Barbara Milstein, Cheryl Mitchell, Micki Olin, Sharon Rose, Debbie Turner, Lynne Wheeler & May Zawaideh ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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October 10th - 14th

Passes & Tickets

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