Exclusive Benefit to MySDFilmFest Members

San Diego Intl Film Festival Channel

Watch new film releases on our SDFilmFest Channel every month!
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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 showcase a feature film or documentary and a short, as well as a Q&A or Panel with the Filmmakers and/or other influentials. Films will debut online the third Thursday in the Festival’s Virtual Village.

Access to the Channel is an exclusive benefit to only MySDFilmFest members. Members will receive a link to RSVP themselves for the Channel Screenings each month.


Monthly, Every 3rd Thursday
2021 Dates: February 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16, etc!

Film available On-Demand from 4:00 PM (Wed) to midnight (Thurs).  Then after watching your film join us at 5:30PM for the Live Q&A with the filmmakers. Grab your glass of wine, some apps and settle in for a great conversation and insights from the Filmmakers!


5:30 – 5:45pm – Mix & mingle with other guests at tables
5:45 – 6:00pm – Short Film Q&A Begins
6:00 – 6:45pm – Feature Film Q&A Begins
6:45 – 7:30pm – Mix & mingle at tables after Q&A ends


February 18

February Channel Screening

before/during/after: Jennie Lonergan, a middle-aged NYC theatre actress is forced to figure out the kind of person she wants to portray in real life when her seemingly perfect 15-year marriage comes to an end. Short Film Prior to Screening: Coffee Shop Names.
Live Q&A with Filmmakers: Finnerty Steeves (Writer/Producer/Star), John Ellison Conlee (Lead Cast), Amy Christopher (Casting Director). LEARN MORE

March 18

March Channel Screening

Through The Glass Darkly: A year after Charlie’s daughter disappears, another girl from Elrod, Georgia goes missing. Convinced there is a connection, Charlie draws suspicion and contempt from local law enforcement and townspeople as she stops at nothing to expose its most devastating and darkest secret.
Short Film Prior to Screening: The Fourth Wall
Live Q&A with Filmmakers: TBA

April 15

April Festival Channel Screening

Hozho In Beauty We Walk: Hózhó, in beauty we walk ” is a documentary which plunges us into the mysterious world of the centaurs Amerindians: «the dineh of Arizona (People in Navajo). The beauty is around us, in our actions, our words, in our relation to the world, and our relation with horses. 
Short Film Prior to Screening: Pant Hoot

Live Q&A with Filmmakers: TBA

May 20

May Festival Channel Screening

150 Million Magical Sparrows (Foreign Title: Jhalki): In a twinkle of an eye, a life-altering disappearance of her 7-year old kid brother sets Jhalki off on a mission to find him at all costs.

Short Film Prior to Screening: Feeling Through

Live Q&A with Filmmakers: TBA

June 17

June Festival Channel Screening

Monster (Foreign Title: Arracht): Ireland 1845. As the famine tightens its grip, a fisherman is hunted for crimes he did not commit. Unable to protect his family from death he is subsumed by darkness until a helpless little girl saves him from despair.  Short Film Prior to Screening: Pipo & the Blind Love

July 22

July Festival Channel Screening

Wildfire: The story of two sisters who grew up on the fractious Irish border. When one of them, who has been missing, finally returns home, the intense bond with her sister is re-ignited. Together they unearth their mother’s past but uncovered secrets and resentments which have been buried deep, threaten to overwhelm them. Short Film: All Is Well

August 19

August Festival Channel Screening

Third War: Fresh out of basic training, Leo lands his first assignment: a surveillance operation that sees him roaming the streets of Paris with nothing to do but remain alert for potential threats. Given the task of securing the borders of a massive anti-government demonstration, Leo finds himself plunged into the heart of a raging crowd. All the pressure and impotent fury that has built up over weeks is about to explode…  Short Film: The Roads Most Traveled

September 23

September Festival Channel Screening

In the London suburbs, Bela and Jota face serious difficulties when “social services” raise concerns about the safety of their three children. The 7-year-old daughter’s deafness triggers a process in the system that seems to go on forever.

Short Film playing before the film: The Yellow Dress

October 21

October Festival Channel Screening

Finding Fellowship:
In 2013, brother and sister team Jason Green and Kisha Davis decided to spend time with their ailing 95-year-old grandmother. From her hospital room, she shared stories of her hometown and the people who built and sustained it through the years. Finding Fellowship explores the uniquely American story of how this once rural, once racially-segregated community put their differences aside to come together amidst one of our most turbulent moments.

November 18

November Festival Channel Screening

In Jackson Heights, Queens, career-driven sisters Maryan and Sam and their newly-immigrated cousin Ameera must navigate the consistent and sometimes conflicting demands of romance, culture, work, and family.
Director: Iman K. Zawahry
Stars: Anuja Joshi, David Rasche, George Wendt


December 16

December Festival Channel Screening

Exclusive Screening

Title will be announced soon!




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