October 15 – 20, 2019

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  • Looking for deals on our 2019 Fest Passes? 👁️ We are currently selling at reduced prices for the early birds, so don’t wait until they increase to full pricing! Here’s where to buy 👉 https://sdfilmfest.com/passes-and-tickets/
  • We’d like to take a moment to thank @ArclightCinemas and @WestfieldUTC for being our year round festival partners! They host some of our major festival events such as our Film Insider Series, exclusive premiere screenings, meeting the filmmakers, Equestrian Film Track and Culinary Cinema. Our events would not be possible without them, and we are SO grateful for their support! 🌟
  • If you’re planning on attending Opening Night, the fun doesn’t end when the film does. Don’t miss our afterparty at the atmospheric @parqsd Nightclub! Stay tuned to find out which film premiere we’ll be screening that night 👀
  • If you love the San Diego International Film Festival as much as we do, please nominate us for the BEST Film Festival in the 18th annual San Diego CityBeat poll! Click on the Arts and Culture category, and you’ll find us in the dropdown for 'Best Film Festival'. ➜ http://sdcitybeat.com/bestofsd#// Every vote matters! 🧡
  • Take the lead and get the chance to be a manager at the 2019 San Diego International Film Festival! If you are interested, please visit: 
Contact: volunteer@sdfilmfest.com | 619-818-2221

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