Become a Patron and support the San Diego Film Foundation throughout the year. A 501c.3 organization, the San Diego Film Foundation oversees programs including the renowned San Diego International Film Festival and the FOCUS on Impact Film Tour, an educational program that introduces thousands of students each year to the power of perspective and storytelling through film. We invite you to join the Patron Circle and support the power of film to change the world.
Red carpet, star-studded Night of the Stars Tribute Gala, Culinary Cinema, Filmmaker Awards Show and Party and in-person parties, panels and networking events.. Film Lovers will enjoy Features, Documentaries and Short Films representing the very best in cinematic storytelling, with specially curated tracks such as the Women in Film, Military films, Native American Experience, and more! Get the conversation started with compelling Social Impact Films and Panels showcasing Filmmakers from around the world.
HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH FILM
FOCUS ON IMPACT
Our growing FOCUS ON IMPACT Film program works to enhance academic engagement with dynamic film screenings, in-person discussions with working filmmakers, and opportunities for students to attend the San Diego International Film Festival, submit student films to the Festival and to create video projects and receive feedback. FOCUS applies a holistic approach to learning–emphasizing creativity, critical thinking and a shared film experience that impacts students from a variety of diverse backgrounds and subject areas.
OUR MISSION IN ACTION
In addition to the Studio Film Premieres, the Festival curates over 100 independent films from Filmmakers around the world on topics such as: Human Rights, Immigration, Environment, LGBTQAI+, Diversity & Inclusion, Military, American Indians, Women in Film, and San Diego’s BioTech and Life Sciences.
OUR CLAIM TO FAME
The festival offers a wide range of films from creative narrative features to thought-provoking documentaries to engaging and enlightening short films. Through the years we have screened premiers that have garnered 33 Academy Awards and 94 Nominations!