OCTOBER 18 – 22, 2023

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Filmmakers FAQ

Learn more about the San Diego International Film Festival.

You will get a notification by September 1st.

You have a Filmmaker Pass which is equivalent to a VIP Pass and you get all of the perks that a VIP Pass does. Click HERE to see what you get with a VIP Pass. VIP Passes can start reserving their spots at events by September 1st.

You pick up your filmmaker pass at the Filmmaker Check-in location. The location and times will be emailed to you a few weeks before the festival.

The Filmmaker Brunch is on Saturday morning during the festival at an undisclosed location. You will receive an invitation as we get closer to the festival to RSVP.

Yes we do! Click here for hotel information and discounts.

Yes, you get 4 screening tickets for your film for any crew members or family you wish to attend your screening on top of your 2 filmmaker passes.

When you pick up your filmmaker pass you will also get a packet of information for your stay at the festival and your tickets to your film. Please arrive early at the filmmaker check-in so you can pick up the tickets for your screening.

It is not mandatory but by reserving your spot you will 100% have a seat in that film, panel or event. It is highly recommended.

It is unlikely that we will accommodate that. We test all of the films in the theater it is playing in prior to the festival starting on Wednesday. If there is an issue with your exhibition copy please contact: filmoffice@sdfilfmest.com