October 15 – 20, 2019

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How to Fest

An Insider's guide to the San Diego International Film Festival

TIPS FOR A FANTASTIC FESTIVAL!

  • Pick up your badge before your first screening or event. The Preview Party on Oct 3 is the perfect time to get your badge. RSVP
  • Pick up a program and map/schedule with your badge to use for reference.
  • Make sure you have reserved all of your screenings and events. Have a pass but can’t find your reservation link? Resend reservation link HERE
  • Having trouble deciding which screenings to attend? Watch the trailers!
  • Downtown Village – make a transportation plan. Get dropped off or choose where you are going to park.
  • Shuttle service is available on Opening Night, Oct 15th. Compliments of MIB Transportation.
Extra Reminders:

REMEMBER to reserve your films and events early. Popular films and parties often sell-out. To guarantee you won’t be disappointed, make your reservations as soon as possible.

PASS HOLDER PERKS: If you bought a pass, take advantage of discounts and specials by FLASHING YOUR PASS!

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: For a full list of films, panels and parties check out the schedule.

CONTACT US: We are here to help – info@sdfilmfest.com or 619.818.2221

Balboa

CAN’T MISS EVENTS!

Everyday at the Festival Headquarters (Theatre Box) –  Is where to meet up with other Festival goers. Have a drink, listen to live music, chat about films, hang-out with a filmmaker and maybe catch a glimpse of a celebrity. Schedule will be announced soon!

Panel Discussions – Filmmakers, actors and industry professionals will be discussing their latest films and projects and sharing their thoughts about the creative filmmaking process. Don’t miss out on a chance to learn from some of the most fascinating and committed independent filmmakers. Thursday-Saturday (Oxford Social Club, Pendry San Diego)

Make your reservations early for our parties and events!

Oct 15 – Opening Night Film & After Party

Oct 16 – Screenings & Activations – Theatre Box

Oct 17 – Kick-Off Film Premiere & Reception – ArcLight Cinemas, Westfield UTC

Oct 18 – Night of the Stars Tribute – Pendry San Diego

Oct 19 – Filmmakers Awards Show & Party – Pendry San Diego

Oct 20 – Culinary Cinema – ArcLight Cinemas, Westfield UTC

FESTIVAL LOCATIONS

Festival Headquarters:
Theatre Box
Enter on from “G” Street and Sugar Factory
701 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Main Box Office HQ Hours:
Tues 10/15 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wed 10/16 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thurs 10/17 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fri 10/18 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sat 10/19 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 10/20 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Festival Downtown Theater (Theatre Box San Diego):
Theatre Box
701 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Festival La Jolla Theater (ArcLight Cinemas):
Westfield UTC
4425 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92122
ArcLight Cinemas La Jolla Box Office Hours
Thur 10/17
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fri 10/18 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sat 10/19 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 10/20 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Pendry San Diego
550 J St, San Diego, CA 92101

Pendry San Diego Events:
Night of the Stars Tribute (Fri) – Grand Ballroom, Enter on J St
Panels (Fri – Sat) – Oxford Social Club – Enter on 5th Ave
Filmmaker Awards Show (Sat) – Grand Ballroom, Enter on J St
After Parties (Thur-Sat) – Oxford Social Club – Enter on 5th Ave.

 

Opening Night Film Premiere:
Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Opening Night After Party:
Parq Nightclub
Entrance on 6th Ave between Broadway and E St

PASSHOLDERS – What Next?

JUST FLASH YOUR PASS!

Your badge gives you access to films, panels and events during the Festival. To guarantee attendance, you must FIRST reserve your Festival films, panels and events online or at the box office.  Once you have reserved, just FLASH YOUR PASS at the door to enter.

HOW TO RESERVE AND MANAGE YOUR SCHEDULE

Online: Go to “Manage Schedule” reserve the films, panels or events you would like to attend. You may also cancel or change your schedule. If you can’t attend a screening or event, please remember to cancel so that someone else can have your spot.

Box Office: During box office hours, we can assist you if you need to reserve or adjust your schedule.

Lost Badge: Please see a box office location to deactivate your previous badge and receive a new badge.

Festival Tip: What if the screening I want to see is sold out? Try the Rush Line where you can often get a seat.

WHICH LINE DO I STAND IN?

THEATER LINE ACCESS

Priority line (VIP passes and patron passes): If your badge has the word, “VIP” or “PATRON” on it, you can gain access to this line. The priority line entry is at the theater entrance door of where the film is screening.

General line (Fest passes, Day passes, and tickets): General line access is outside of the theater doors on the outside of the building. You will be admitted after VIP and Patron Lines are admitted into the theater.

Pass holders and ticket holders MUST BE SEATED AT LEAST 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO SCHEDULED START TIME to guarantee entry. After this time, remaining seats will be released to the Rush Line.

Rush line (Non-reservations and Non-ticket holders): 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 film’s Rush Line. You will be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis once all guests who have reserved or purchased tickets for the film have been seated.

Transportation & Lodging

LODGING
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PARKING
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FESTIVAL SHUTTLES
Shuttle service is available Opening Night Tues, Oct 15th to and from the afterparty.  Compliments of MIB Transportation.

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Valet Parking

DOWNTOWN VALET
Balboa Theatre – Opening Night Oct 15
Broadway Circle 4 PM – 11 PM

Theatre Box San Diego
701 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
WED 10/16 3:30 PM – 11 PM
THURS 10/17 1:30 PM – 11 PM
FRI 10/18 12 PM – 11 PM
SAT 10/19 11 AM – 11 PM
SUN 10/20 11 AM – 10 PM

PENDRY VALET
*Night of the Stars Tribute
Wed 10/16 4:00pm-12:00pm

ARCLIGHT CINEMA LA JOLLA VALET
Fri 10/18 7 AM – 11 PM
Sat 10/19 11 AM – 11 PM
Sun 10/20 11 AM – 11 PM

Festival Sponsors

October 15th - 20th

Passes & Tickets

100 FILMS. PARTIES. CELEBRITIES. AWARDS.