October 10 – 14, 2018

See it First. Party Like a Star. Celebrate the Best.

Be Part of the Scene

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!

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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.

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  • SAVE THE DATE and join us for the 5th annual #SDFilmFest Awards Party on February 24, 2019! Walk the Red Carpet and Watch the Awards Show in Style! 💃🏻 Stay tuned for more details 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Release the Power of Film at Twice the Impact and help us make a difference through film! DOUBLE YOUR GIFT TO THE SAN DIEGO FILM FOUNDATION - All donations received by November 15, 2018 will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous grant from the Nemeth Foundation. Visit https://sdfilmfest.com/san-diego-film-foundation/ to donate today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Still looking for more photos from the festival? Check out our flickr and don’t forget to tag us @SDFilmFestival in your posts! Link in bio 🎬 #sdfilmfest ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Check out the wonderful Kathyrn Hahn, our Fairbanks Award winner on the cover of @modernluxurysd! 😍 @caseygillespiemodernluxury (@make_repost)
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Welcome to our November issue! This month, we are celebrating San Diego’s most generous philanthropists (spoiler alert: the work all these do-gooders do is jaw dropping!). Not only is it the month of giving thanks, we were crowned America’s most charitable city a few months back so it feels incredibly fitting. And on the cover: Hollywood sweetheart and San Diego International Film Festival honoree Kathryn Hahn was shot by the incomparable Andrew Eccles (@Eccles). Can’t wait to hear what you think of the issue. Happy reading! 🤗
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  • 🎃👻 Happy Halloween from the #SDFilmFest crew! 👻 🎃 What’s your favorite horror movie to watch on Halloween?! 🍿 Let us know in the comments below! 👇🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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