OCTOBER 18 – 22, 2023

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Festival FAQ

Need Help RSVPing (fulfilling) Pass Packages?

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The best way to experience the festival is with a pass, which we offer at various price points.


Be a VIP at the San Diego Intl Film Festival with priority access to screenings, VIP Lounges, Opening Night Film Premiere & Reception, Night of the Stars Tribute and Culinary Cinema! This Pass Package gives you access to all IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS & EVENTS.


Available only for the weekend? Attend the Festival and get access to screenings from Friday, Oct 21 – Sunday, Oct 23. Including access to Culinary Cinema! 


Can’t make the in-person screenings? With this pass for 5 days you can watch features, docs and short films from the comfort of your own home!

SCREENING TICKETS: You may also experience the Festival by purchasing individual event or screening tickets on a space available basis.


If you have a pass and didn’t receive any confirmation or can’t find your confirmation email contact us at info@sdfilmfest.com or call 619-818-2221.

Your festival badge gives you access to all films, panels and events. FIRST, reserve your festival films and events online or at the box office. All reservations are tied to your badge. Once you have your reservations – just flash your pass at the door.


AMC UTC 14, Westfield UTC
Theatre Venue / Box Office
4425 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 22122

AMC Box Office Hours:
Fri 10/21 11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 10/22 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 10/23 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

If you prefer NOT to reserve your film selections or buy a ticket in advance, you may still gain entrance to screenings by waiting in the films Rush Line. You will be seated on a first come, first served basis once all guests who have selected or purchased tickets for the film have been seated.

The Festival presents Audience Awards determined by popular vote of the audience.
After each film screening you will be given a ballot and a chance to vote. Please take a moment to tell us what you thought.

All winners are announced after the festival on our website and social media.

Each Pass Package is per person, not for couples or groups.

We will be going live with our slate on September 6th, at which point we will provide you a direct link to our SEARCH EVENTS page on Elevent. Once you log into your Elevent account and click “Fulfill Package” you will see our full schedule of screenings and events.

RSVP (Ticket fulfillment) is mandatory to confirm participation for in-person Screenings & Events.

See Pass Package info for more information.

On-demand schedule:
Friday, October 19, 12am (PST) through Sunday, October 23,11:59pm (PST)

VIP Pass Package – 5 days (Oct 19 – 23)
Weekend Fest Pass Package – 3 days (Oct 21 – 23)
Virtual Screening Pass – 5 days (Oct 19 – 23)

With your purchase of a Pass Package or Virtual Screening Pass, access is automatic!

Once you have purchased your Package or Pass and created your Elevent account, you will visit https://virtual.goelevent.com/ when the films go live.
See chart above for access dates.

After logging with your Elevent credentials, you will see our full line up of virtual films.