October 19 - 23, 2022

San Diego International Film Festival

21 Years of Film, Conversation & Celebrations
TONYA Credit Becki Freed Black

Dear Fellow Film Lovers:

Hooray!  We’re putting the Fest back in Festival for the 21st Annual San Diego Film Festival!

This year’s Festival includes the return of our red carpet, star-studded Night of the Stars Tribute Gala, plus more in-person parties, panels and networking events. You’ll also see the return of the (always sold out) Culinary Cinema as well as the Filmmaker Awards Show and Party.

With over 100 Features, Documentaries and Short Films representing the very best in cinematic storytelling, look for specially curated tracks such as the Women in Film, Military films, Native American Experience, and many more!

And, you can count on us to get the conversation started with compelling Social Impact Films and Panels showcasing Filmmakers from around the world on topics such as homelessness, animal extinction, immigration, environmental sustainability, diversity, equality & inclusion, and other topics affecting our world and our communities.

Please join us for Film, Conversation & Celebrations!

Tonya Mantooth
CEO/Artistic Director
San Diego International Film Festival

21st Annual San Diego Intl Film Festival Events

WEDNESDAY, OCT 19
Opening Night Film Premiere & Reception + Virtual Online Screenings
The Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park
Time: 5:30pm (Pre-Reception), 7:00pm(Screening)

THURSDAY, OCT 20
Night of the Stars Tribute + Virtual Online Screenings
The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, La Jolla
Time:  5:30pm Red Carpet and Pre-Reception; 7:00pm Presentations

FRIDAY OCT 21 – SUNDAY, OCT 23 
In Person Screenings + Virtual Online Screenings
AMC UTC 14 @ Westfield UTC (formerly Arclight)
Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm Daily

SUNDAY, OCT 23 
Culinary Cinema
AMC UTC 14 @ Westfield UTC (formerly Arclight)
Time: 10:30 am & 11:30 am

2022Films

The Festival Experience

MYSDFILMFEST

Join today! MySDFilmFest membership provides exclusive access to the San Diego Intl Film Festival Channel, discounts on other events and more! Enjoy a feature film or documentary along with a short or two each month followed by a Q&A with the Filmmaker. Your membership also entitles you to discounts on other Festival events and programs. Be on the lookout for invitations to surprise screenings!

San Diego Intl Film Festival Channel

This is your access to international features and documentaries curated by Tonya Mantooth, San Diego International Film Festival CEO/Artistic Director. In keeping with the Festival’s mission, selected films will provide perspectives designed to start conversations on topics that illuminate our shared humanity. Each month will include a feature film or documentary and a short (or two), as well as a Q&A with the Filmmakers and/or other influentials. Films will be available online the third Wednesday through Friday of every month. Access to the Channel is an exclusive benefit to MySDFilmFest members.

San Diego International ShortsFest

May 2023

Because we’re such big fans of short films, we programmed three full days of total short film indulgence called San Diego Intl ShortsFest. It’s amazing how much storytelling and creativity can be packed into a film that's just 5 to 30 minutes long! Shorts are also the way young Filmmakers demonstrate their filmmaking talent and abilities. Join us online for Shorts and Filmmaker Q&As. Who knows you may see the next Tarantino on Scorsese!

San Diego International Film Festival

OCTOBER 19-23, 2022

21 YEARS OF FILM, CONVERSATION & CELEBRATION!

The 21st Annual San Diego International Film Festival includes a red carpet, star-studded Night of the Stars Tribute Gala, in-person parties, panels and networking events. You’ll also see the return of the (always sold out) Culinary Cinema as well as the Filmmaker Awards Show and Party. Film Lovers will enjoy over 100 Features, Documentaries and Short Films representing the very best in cinematic storytelling, with specially curated tracks such as the Women in Film, Military films, Native American Experience, and more! Get the conversation started with compelling Social Impact Films and Panels showcasing Filmmakers from around the world on topics such as homelessness, animal extinction, immigration, environmental sustainability, diversity, equality & inclusion, and other topics affecting our world and our communities. Please join us for Film, Conversation & Celebrations!

MEMBERSHIPS & PASSES

BECOME A MYSDFILMFEST MEMBER TO ATTEND VIRTUAL SCREENINGS ALL YEAR!