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!


View the 2018 Filmmaker Award Winners!

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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2018 Festival Photo Gallery

View photos of all the highlights from the 2018 Festival red carpet, panels, and after parties!

Events Night Of The Stars

Press & Industry Credentials

Press and industry credentials registration closes September 21st.

Be Part of the Scene.

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
Sdiff Map 2018
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  • Congratulations to @soufrafilm for winning the Artistic Directors Award and @batlirfilm for winning the Best Global Cinema Feature! Catch @batlirfilm at 7:00 pm and @soufrafilm at 7:30 pm in Arclight La Jolla tonight!
  • Catch the winner of the Best Documentary Award at #SDFilmFest @stroop_film today at 5:00pm and the winner of Best Feature Film Award @tigerthemovie at 7:30pm in Regal UA Horton!
  • Yum! Did you get the chance to try these delicious bites by the amazing chefs from @hotel_republic @smokeyardsd @estancialajolla @jamulcasinosd at #CulinaryCinema?! 😋 Which one was your favorite?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Shout out to all of our sponsors for their support of this event! ❤️ @arclightcinemas @westfieldutc @hotel_republic @smokeyardsd @arclightcinemas @estancialajolla @mankindcannabis @patio_productions @stellaartois @sandiegomag @sunny981sd @jamulcasinosd & @handofgodwines
  • We've got so many awesome perks for our VIPs, including some amazing @katesomervilleskincare products!
Thanks to the #katesomerville team for your support of the #sdfilmfest!
  • This film took on a topic that absolutely divides us as a people, but the filmmakers found a woman who creating amazing connections between our fellow humans. We are so glad to have @soufrafilm at the #SDFilmFest! Congratulations to "Soufra" for the Artistic Directors Award!
A special thanks to our

Festival Sponsors

October 10th - 14th

Passes & Tickets

100 Films. Parties. Celebrities. Awards.