October 14 - 24, 2021
The San Diego International Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary season will be celebrating film throughout San Diego.
Join us in Balboa Park at MOPA, in Mission Bay at The Catamaran Resort, Downtown San Diego on board the USS Midway and Online in the Festival’s Virtual Village …
SDFilmFest at 20 – Celebrating Throughout San Diego
Hello Fellow Film Lovers!
As we hurdle into the second half of 2021, the San Diego International Film Festival is feeling quite celebratory!
Earlier this year, we launched our SDFilmFest Channel — featuring monthly film screenings with Filmmaker Q&As. And last month we launched the first ever San Diego Intl ShortsFest — a true celebration of the Short Film genre. Thanks to the Festival’s Virtual Village, we were able to bring together almost a hundred Filmmakers from around the world.
This October, we’re looking forward to celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the San Diego Intl Film Festival with a hybrid of both virtual and in-person screenings and events. While features, documentaries and shorts will be available on demand in the Festival Virtual Village, we are excited to announce in-person events and screenings at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, the Catamaran Resort on Mission Bay and the USS Midway!
Stay tuned for details, and please mark your calendars and plan on joining us from Thursday, October 14th through Sunday, October 24th for 11 days of movie magic!
And as we look forward to our 20th Anniversary, we also celebrate those who have believed in us and continue to support the San Diego Intl Film Festival and our mission of providing new perspectives through the experience of film.
We’re excited that very soon we can truly say … see you at the movies!
— Tonya Mantooth, CEO/Artistic Director
Attending the 2021 Film Festival
You have the choice between virtual and in-person passes this year! The Virtual Pass will give you access to 10 days 80+ virtual screenings and Q&A's from the comfort of your own home. The Fest Pass & VIP Pass will give you access to all in-person events throughout the festival. To learn more about each pass visit our Pass page. Additionally, there are ticket options for each event.
As a VIP you will have access to all in-person events. Additionally you will have reserved seating at all theater locations, access to the lounges and complimentary alcohol in the Festival Lounges. VIP's will also be invited to a Private Cocktail Party at our Military Screening and Party aboard the USS Midway in Downtown San Diego. Join us in October as a VIP!