Join us for our Monthly Channel Screening On-Demand
This is your access to international features, shorts 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 showcase a film as well as a Q&A or Panel with the Filmmakers and/or other influentials.
Watch our monthly film on-demand. Grab your glass of wine, some apps and settle in for a great conversation and insights from the Filmmakers!
Monthly, Every 3rd Wednesday through Friday
2022 Dates: January 20, February 17, March 17, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21
Film available On-Demand from Wednesday @ 12pm (Noon) to Friday @ 12pm (Noon). After each screening, join us for Channel Chat, a Q&A with Filmmakers and Artistic Director, Tonya Mantooth.
2022 SCREENING SCHEDULE
January Channel Screening
Shorts Track: We’ve curated five short films that share the universal theme of being an outsider – of not quite fitting in – whether it’s insecurities or shyness or maybe how society stigmatizes segments within our communities. The Filmmakers touch on the raw and fragile emotions around these issues of loss, fear, grief and losing the people you love – and maybe losing yourself along the way – as well as exploring the coping mechanisms we draw upon to carry on. Q&A with Filmmakers.
February Channel Screening
The Disruptors takes an immersive look at our approach to ADHD that debunks the most harmful myths, and examines the flip side of this widely misunderstood condition – ultimately reframing our understanding of the diagnosis, and offering real hope for millions of kids, families and adults struggling with ADHD. Q&A with Filmmakers.
March Festival Channel Screening
Sci-Fi, Coming of Age, Drama, Romance
A disabled teenager in America’s deep south encounters a traveler claiming to have supernatural origins, together they embark on a journey of healing, romance, and conflict with a strange cult who attempt to consume them.
Q&A with Filmmaker/Director: Kirby McClure
April Festival Channel Screening
A Beautiful Curse:
Drama, Romance, Supernatural, Fantasy, Mystery
A whole island affected by an unexplainable sleep phenomenon is closed off from the mainland. Photographer Samuel heads there undetected to document the events, whereupon he finds Stella deep in slumber, and his attraction grows. He soon discovers the sleep affliction is more dangerous and personal than expected. Q&A with Filmmakers.
May Festival Channel Screening
SCREENING 3 SHORT FILMS:
BEAR SHARK & SPIDER
Dark Comedy Thrillers
Director Nash Edgerton
His first girlfriend was hit by a car. His second girlfriend fell off a cliff. His wife has come prepared.
Premiered at Sundance & Cannes
June Festival Channel Screening
At eighty years old, Philippe lives alone in a large mansion. His children have put up the house for sale and real estate developers plan to tear it down. There is a lot of money at stake but Philippe stubbornly refuses to sell. His children are determined to change his mind no matter the cost. A suspenseful family drama about coming to terms with a traumatic past. Q&A with Filmmakers.
July Festival Channel Screening
The Price of Cheap:
Documentary / Social Issue
The Price of Cheap tells the stories of modern slaves in textiles manufacturing supply chains and the brave individuals fighting on the ground against immeasurable odds to help them. We follow a man named Joseph Raj, who runs an organization called T.E.S.T. in Tamil Nadu, India as he goes on raids to rescue underage children from unsafe and labour intensive factories. Q&A with Filmmakers.
August Festival Channel Screening
Crime/ Drama – A criminal playing-field of modern immigrant syndicates: human-trafficking, money-laundering and unflinching brutality. Uncomfortable in his Punjabi-American skin, ex-con turned ‘scrapper’ Jake carries the weight of both his family legacy and a violent past. As events explode into brutal violence, with everyone he loves at stake, he may need to go to his own darkest places one more time to finally escape.
September Festival Channel Screening
Title will be announced soon!
October Festival Channel Screening
Title will be announced soon!