Oct 14 – 24, 2021

Oct 14 - 24, 2021

FESTIVAL PASSES

In-Person and Virtual Passes must be purchased separately.

Attend the Festival Virtually or In-Person With Us! Get 15% off on a Festival Pass when you join as a Member.

INPERSON PASS
VIP PASS (In-Person)- $259

Access to all IN-PERSON FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS:

  • Access to Opening Night (Thurs, Oct 14th) of the Film Festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. Includes pre-reception at West lawn looking over lily pond and post-reception at MOPA.
  • Access to Friday, Oct 15 Screenings and events
  • Access to Saturday, Oct 16 Screenings and events
  • Access to Sunday, Oct 17 Screening and events including the Culinary Cinema Screening and tasting
  • Access to the USS Midway Screening and private cocktail party on Midway event (Oct 23rd)
  • VIP Seating in auditoriums
  • Entrance into Festival Lounges and complimentary alcohol in all lounges and receptions

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FEST PASS (In-Person)- $159

Access to 4 days of IN-PERSON FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS:

  • Access to Friday, Oct 15 Screenings and events
  • Access to Saturday, Oct 16 Screenings and events
  • Access to Sunday, Oct 17 Screening and events including the Culinary Cinema Screening and tasting
  • Access to the USS Midway Screening and Reception Event (Oct 23rd)
  • Entrance into Festival Lounge (No host bar)* Does NOT include Opening Night Ticket

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Culinary Cinema Ticket - $55

October 17th @ 11am | Culinary Cinema is a recipe for Sunday fun and a dream come true for foodies! The ingredients begin with a cuisine-themed movie. Afterwards everyone adjourns to the grass lawn of the Catamaran Resort. Overlooking Mission Bay, attendees will enjoy dishes inspired by six renowned Chefs. Add some nice wines and good conversation and you have a perfect Sunday afternoon.

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USS Midway Screening & Reception - VIP Ticket $50

October 23 @ 6:00 PM | Join us for a pre-screening cocktail party on the USS Midway with beautiful sunset views followed by a premiere screening of a powerful military film and panel discussion with Filmmakers. This event is in partnership with RTAG, a veteran run organization that helps veterans find employment. A percentage of the ticket goes back to RTAG. The VIP Ticket will give you access to the filmmaker pre-reception event with a hosted bar and appetizers.

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Film Screening Tickets - $16

October 15th – 17th | You can purchase individual screening tickets for all IN-PERSON films playing during the festival weekend.

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VIRTUAL PASS
Virtual Pass - $49

Access to the Virtual Film Festival Village Oct 15 – 24th

  • Access to all virtual theaters to watch films during the 10 days
  • Access to Q&A’s with filmmakers and cast
  • Access to virtual happy hour times
  • Access to the Perspective Center where you can view pre-recorded Q&A’s from Filmmakers.

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VIRTUAL 1ST WEEKEND PASS - $29

Access to the Virtual Film Festival Village for ONLY Weekend 1 (Oct 15 – 17th)

  • Access to all virtual theaters to watch films during the 3 days
  • Access to the Cafe for any Q&A’s with filmmakers and cast
  • Access to attend virtual happy hour times
  • Access to the Perspective Center where you can view pre-recorded Q&A’s from Filmmakers.

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VIRTUAL 2ND WEEKEND PASS - $29

Access to the Virtual Film Festival Village for ONLY Weekend 2 (Oct 22 – 24th)

  • Access to all virtual theaters to watch films during the 3 days
  • Access to the Cafe for any Q&A’s with filmmakers and cast
  • Access to attend virtual happy hour times
  • Access to the Perspective Center where you can view pre-recorded Q&A’s from Filmmakers.

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As of Thursday October 14, all attendees for in-person events or film screenings will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test OR proof of vaccination as “Fully Vaccinated”. The test must betaken within 72 hours of the event in order to enter in-person San Diego International Film Festival events.

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Oct 14 - 17th

2021 Festival In-Person Events

The San Diego International Film Festival will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with events throughout San Diego as well as online in the Festival’s Virtual Village. Thurs, Oct 14 & Fri, Oct 15 Attend Opening Night and another day of screenings will kick off the Festival at The Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. Sat, Oct 16th, Screenings will be held all day in Balboa Park. Sun, Oct 17th attend Culinary Cinema, Movies on the Bay and screenings will take place at The Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa on Mission Bay. The following weekend on Oct 23rd, In partnership with RTAG San Diego, The Festival will present a military film and cocktail reception aboard the USS Midway in Downtown San Diego.

2021 Virtual Festival

Oct 15 - 24, 2021

This is your access to international to 80+ Features, Documentaries, Shorts and Filmmaker Chats will be available On Demand for 10 days in the Festival’s Virtual Village. Get a virtual pass to attend online! You have a choice between a 10 day pass, 1st Weekend Virtual Pass or 2nd Virtual Weekend Pass!
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MYSDFILMFEST MEMBERSHIP

San Diego International Film Festival Channel Access. A New Film Each Month with Live Chats with the Filmmakers. See Schedule HERE. Get a 15% off 2021 San Diego International Film Festival October 14-24 and get access to the Members Only theater at the festival. 10% off to submit your film to either festival in 2022! Surprise screenings throughout the year.

Patron Circle

Become a Patron and support the San Diego Film Foundation throughout the year. A 501c.3 organization, the San Diego Film Foundation oversees programs including the renowned San Diego International Film Festival and the FOCUS on Impact Film Tour, an educational program that introduces thousands of students each year to the power of perspective and storytelling through film. Stay tuned for details of the new 2021 Encore Series, exclusively for Patrons. We invite you to join the Patron Circle and support the power of film to change the world.