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
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  • We are so amazingly grateful for this honor! Thank you to @sdcitybeat readers for voting us #BestFilmFestival!
You make the hard work very worth it.
  • Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, @ArtSanDiego_ is where contemporary meets extraordinary, where galleries and artists come together to showcase their work, and where art lovers find their masterpiece. Did you know that you can flash your pass and get a free admission to the 2018 ART San Diego?! 😱 Your San Diego Film Festival ticket is good for complimentary admission, just show it at the door! We invite you to join us for an unforgettable weekend of art and entertainment at @ArtSanDiego_ 2018, where you'll discover the allure of a world of international artistry and originality! We hope to see y’all there! 👋🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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October 10th - 14th

Passes & Tickets

100 Films. Parties. Celebrities. Awards.