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  • One of the perks of following us on Instagram is you’ll get a chance to win giveaways to see amazing films! This one is a BIG prize you don’t want to miss! SD International Film Fest is giving away a pass to enjoy the FULL festival experience, including all film screenings, panels & parties! 🎥🎉🎟️
Here’s how to enter!
1. Follow us on Instagram
2. Fill out the form here: https://sdfilmfest.com/contest/
3. For a bonus entry, like the post on a different social media platform!
  • It's no surprise that tonight's Q&A with #OfficialSecrets director Gavin Hood was our longest one all year. People LOVED this film!
A big thank you to Gavin Hood for joining us and answering all of our burning questions.
  • Decisions, decisions...
Thanks to @thecravory for supplying our favorite cookies! We think Gavin Hood liked 'em, too...
  • A slice of pizza really hits the spot! Thanks @craftpizzaco for being such a great sponsor!
  • Don't mind if we ~fondue~
Thanks @themeltingpot_lajolla for being a one-stop shop for both savory & sweet treats!
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