OCT 13-18, 2020

The power of perspective.

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2020 Passes

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Walk the red carpet and watch the Awards Show in style on Feb 9th!

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Monthly Film Screenings March - July 2020.

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100+ Films | Filmmakers | Parties | Celebrities | Awards

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Through this program, students can take in new perspectives by using documentary film to explore these complex issues.

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  • SAVE THE DATE - FEB 9, 2020
Awards Viewing Party. 
Find out if any of the films screened at 2019 #sdfilmfest will win! 
Join us and enjoy signature dishes from San Diego’s premier chefs as you sip elegantly crafted cocktails. Cast your vote for the winners and split the proceeds with the San Diego Film Foundation! Delicious desserts and champagne toasts cap off the party which benefits the San Diego Film Foundation FOCUS On Impact Educational programs.Bringing documentary films and filmmakers to over 3000 High School students in 2019. 
Tickets On Sale Jan 2020

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  • Congratulations to @menofvisionfilm 2019 @sdfilmfestival Audience Choice winner for Best Short Film. Guess our audiences loved all the things we did…Funny, creative and gorgeous cinematography, congratulations to all! 
#shortfilm #powerofperspective #poweroffilm
  • Congratulations to @breakingtheirsilence
Audience Choice Documentary winner AND Best Documentary at the 2019 @sdfilmfestival. 
A powerful and important story beautifully told by writer, director and producer Kerry David. 
@trulygirl @kdcfilms
  • Congratulations to Carol of the Bells Audience Choice Feature Film winner. This heartfelt film shares a message of inclusion. 
Directed by @joey_travolta1950 and 
starring @rjmitte, Geri Jewell, Lee Purcell, Donna Mills, Yuly Mireles
#powerofperspective #poweroffilm @inclusionfilms
  • Congratulations to @marriagestory an Audience Choice winner at this year 2019 @sdfilmfest and our closing night film. 
If you didn’t catch it at the festival see it now in theaters starting today November 6 and on @netflix December 6.

A different kind of love story #MarriageStory stars Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, @lauradern, Alan Alda, Julia Hagerty, and directed by Noah Baumbach.

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