OCTOBER 18 – 22, 2023

Special Packages for Maserati


VIP Fest Pass

Want it all? Get a VIP Pass and get the star treatment! Including full access to all parties, screenings, panels and events, plus enjoy the VIP Lounges, and more! USE YOUR GROUP CODE AT CHECKOUT
$ 100
VIP FEST PASS $500 - Group Rate

5 Day VIP Fest Pass

All Film Screenings

Studio Premieres

All Panels

Festival Preview and Media Party

Opening Night Film & After Party

Friday Night Party

Filmmaker Awards & Party

Culinary Cinema

Priority Reservation Access *

Priority Line Access

Advanced Reservations for Films and Events **

Flash your Pass (Discounts at Local Businesses)

VIP Lounges with complimentary cocktails and appetizers

Valet Parking at Festival Venues

* Seat is not guaranteed until you reserve. Screenings, parties, and panels frequently sell-out. Remember to reserve early.

** Opportunity to purchase Night of the Stars Tribute Individual tickets and tables first.

Ticket Packages

Ticket Packages for the attendee that wants to go to individual films and panels. You will get 10 Tickets to any Film Screening or Panel during the 5-Day Festival. USE YOUR GROUP CODE AT CHECKOUT
$ 275
10 TICKET PACKAGE - $120 - Group Rate

Original Price if purchasing Individual Tickets: $160

10 Tickets to any Film Screening or Panel during the 5-Day Festival. Tickets are at a discount rate of $12/ticket

* This does not include any evening parties during the festival


Original Price if purchasing Individual Tickets: $235

10 Tickets to any Film Screening or Panel during the 5-Day Festival

This package also includes the Opening Night Film & After Party (10/10/18)

This event showcases an exclusive studio screening with a celebrity Q&A and After Party

Night of the Stars Tribute

Join us for San Diego’s most celebrated and star-studded evening, honoring the film industry’s most accomplished actors, directors and filmmakers. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SAN DIEGO FILM FOUNDATION. THERE IS NO DISCOUNT FOR THIS EVENT.
$ 100
Tribute Ticket

Official Auto Sponsor 
Individual Tickets: $250

This extraordinary evening celebrates the imagination, passion and vision influencing cinematic excellence today and yesterday.

Honorary Chairs: Lynelle & Bill Lynch

Night of the Stars Tribute is a glamour-filled evening of celebration, complete with a celebrity red carpet and cocktail reception before and after the awards show. Honorees from previous years include: Annette Bening, Sir Patrick Stewart, Judd Apatow, Kate Beckinsale, Kumail Nanjiani, Alan Arkin.

See It First

100+ Independent and Studio Film Premiers

With nearly 2000+ submissions from independent filmmakers in 60 countries, the 100+ films selected for the San Diego Intl Film Festival are the best features, documentaries and shorts in the world. After the screening intimate discussions and with the filmmakers and industry experts allow the audience to understand the creative process and the inspiration for each film.


Mingle with some of Hollywood's hottest celebs.

We are very proud to have hosted some of the film industries most celebrated and creative talents. Previous attendees and honorees include: Judd Apatow, Annette Benning, Kate Beckinsale, Alan Arkin, Geena Davis, Adrien Brody, Simon Helberg, Michelle Monaghan, John Boyega, Eli Roth…the list goes on.


Join us for more fun after binge watching the best films in the world.

Opening night kicks off with a bang and an afterparty, Thursday night get star struck at VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute, Friday Night it’s on to our Party with a Purpose, see who takes home the awards at the Filmmakers Awards Show & party on Saturday night and roll into Culinary Cinema on Sunday with delicious bites from top chef’s paired with a foodie film.


Celebrate the best films on the festival circuit.

We recognize the films and filmmakers with VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute and our Filmmaker Awards. VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute includes: Gregory Peck Award of Excellence in Cinema, Cinema Vanguard Award, Rising Star Award, and Auteur Award.

"It’s been great to see the San Diego Film Festival’s growth and increasing importance over the past few years. Our Variety’s Night of the Stars event at the Festival has become a terrific early Awards Season showcase that raises the visibility of important filmmakers and key films in serious contention for major honors."

Steven Gaydos Vice President, Executive Editor, VARIETY.

"This Festival is unique – you meet the stars up close and personal, and experience an astonishing array of films from all over the world. It is a celebration of movie making from every angle and perspective in a gorgeous setting!"

Jeffrey Lyons Festival Host/ Film Critic

October 10th - 14th

Passes & Tickets

100 Films. Parties. Celebrities. Awards.