October 15 – 20, 2019

The power of perspective.

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Festival Passes - Choose Your Experience

A new perspective can change the world.

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Opening Night | Oct 15

Film premiere and after party!

Party With A Purpose

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Festival Schedule

Films | Panels | Parties

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Festival Student Day Oct 18

Documentary Film Screening + Filmmaker Discussion

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  • At #SDFilmFest, we believe in encouraging our budding filmmakers to grow and thrive.

Our newest recruit, Noah, is here supporting his very talented father @samfriedlander - Writer and Director of @babysplitters. We can't wait to see what Noah's first film will be!
  • This year, we partnered with @litecoinofficial to create a new award, where #sdfilmfest passholders receive complimentary Litecoin cryptocurrency and can use it to "vote" for their favorite film of the festival!

Festival-goers have been directly contributing to their favorite filmmakers' future projects by donating into their Litecoin wallets.

The winner of the Litecoin @LTCFoundation Filmmaker Award is @philophobiafilm!

As a result, @guyjdavies & the team from Philophobia have received an additional $1000 in Litecoin #cryptocurrency that they can use for their next project!

  • Congratulations to Safe Spaces for winning our Artistic Director’s Award! We love this film! @justinlong @frandrescher @rywillfilm
  • Our Best Feature Film award goes to The Steed! This Mongolian marvel is an epic story about
family, love, devotion, and kinship with one’s homeland, and we are so lucky to have the cast &
crew here!
  • .@RGabryjelska & the team behind Safe Inside just received our Best Thriller Feature award!
Congratulations! This film had us on the edge of our seats!

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