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  • Join us for SOUFRA, an Official Cannes Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival Selection at @TheatreBoxSD April 24th and meet with filmmaker Thomas Morgan.
The Soufra Cookbook will be available for sale and signed by filmmaker Thomas Morgan. By purchasing a SOUFRA COOKBOOK you are supporting the women of Soufra. They will share equally in proceeds from its sales, which will contribute to the ongoing development of the camp’s Children’s Center and school.
⚠️DISCOUNT CODE⚠️ SAVE $20 with code soufra20. (Code valid until April 19th).
  • “Winning these awards has opened up new opportunities to get the film seen around the globe. Film festival directors and distributors are contacting us directly because of the buzz around the documentary and to get something this hard-hitting and shocking in front of as many audiences as possible is of course vital for everyone who is concerned about the ongoing slaughter of our dwindling rhino population.” - Bonné de Bod (STROOP)
STROOP: JOURNEY INTO THE RHINO HORN WAR took home Best Documentary award at the 2018 San Diego International Film Festival and has gone on to receive several awards and invitations to countless film festivals. We are beyond proud to have premiered this film for its California debut and celebrate the many successes of this eye-opening documentary.
CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS! SUBMIT your film and get the chance to share your timeless film with great audiences at the 2019 San Diego Int’l Film Festival! SDFILMFEST.COM/SUBMIT
  • WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS! 🧡A shout out to everyone that makes the San Diego International Film Festival HAPPEN! THANK YOU! Your passion for film inspires us to do more, be better and make the San Diego International Film Festival the best it can be. If you are interested in making a difference through film and volunteering for the 2019 San Diego International Film Festival Oct 15-20 please visit SDFILMFEST.COM/VOLUNTEER
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  • SOUFRA is coming to @theatreboxsd April 24th - SAVE $20 with code soufra20! Watch this Official Cannes Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival film selection & meet filmmaker Thomas Morgan. More event details: sdfilmfest.com/soufra-april-24/
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  • We are having so much fun at tonight's Film Insider Series event! @LongShotMovie is a riot! @sethrogen & @charlizeafrica have amazing chemistry - you have to see this film!
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