OCTOBER 18 – 22, 2023

The Film Festival Experience....At Home

Online Film Series

Presented by Procopio and Bang & Olufsen

Donations help us to continue to showcase independent films & filmmakers.


The Online Film Series is an opportunity to experience the San Diego International Film Festival at home. It’s the perfect antidote to Shelter-In-Place – six screenings of films not available anywhere else!  The SD Intl Film Festival’s Online Film Series: Track 2 includes five screenings of films, shorts and documentaries PLUS the May 20 Film Insider Series Screening that will be announced soon! Many thanks to the filmmakers that have generously agreed to support the series by sharing their films.

How To Watch

The Online Film Series: Track 2 — is included at no additional charge as a benefit for Festival Patrons & Passholders (VIP Pass, Fest Pass or Film Insider Series).

You can also join the Festival’s Online Film Series: Track 2 for a minimum donation of $30 or buy a pass for the 2020 Festival. If you purchased Track 1 you must purchase a second donation to join track 2.  Or think about gifting the series to a friend or family member!

April 13th – June 17, 2020

You must purchase a second donation in order to join Track #2 or be a passholder.

May 13 – Buck Run

Buck Run

Director: Nick Frangione

Writer: David Hauslein

Cast: James Le Gros, Kevin J. O’Connor, Amy Hargreaves, Alicia Goranson

Synopsis: The loss of 15-year-old outsider Shaw Templeton’s mother forces him into the unsteady care of his estranged, recluse father, William.

May 20 – Film Insider Series

Film Insider Series - Spaceship Earth

*Film will be online for the May Film Insider Series screening.

Director: Matt Wolf
Synopsis: In 1991 eight visionaries embark on a two-year experiment to quarantine themselves inside Biosphere 2 — a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem.

May 27 – Short Films

Short Films - Film Fest Audience Favorites

Watch some of our 2019 audience favorite short films

SHORT FILMS (order):
Sides of a Horn
At Midnight
Woman in Stall
Mrs. Pepita. Do Not Steal
The Name of the Son
The Toll Road

June 3 – Tribes on the Edge

Tribes on the Edge

Director: Celine Cousteau
Synopsis: CELINE COUSTEAU journeys to the Brazilian Amazon at the request of tribal leaders in order to bear witness to the indigenous communities’ fight for survival. She shares their rarely seen stories of cultural pride and traditional way of life set against the legacy of colonialism, and documents the ever-present threats to their land and health crises triggered by contact with outsiders.

June 10 – Eve


Director: Rory Kindersley
Cast: Andrew Lee Potts, Lex Shrapnel and Christine Marzano
Synopsis: A psychological thriller set against the backdrop of London. A falling star auditions for her dream role, but the part is awarded to a more beautiful up-and-comer. Unsure of who is tormenting her, Alex’s sense of reality begins to spiral out of control threatening not only Alex’s sanity but the lives of all those around her.

June 17 – Bellingcat

Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World

Director: Hans Pool

Synopsis: Bellingcat is an online association of talented and dedicated truth-seekers utilizing advanced digital research techniques to upend the world of journalism. De facto leader Eliot and his fellow researchers give us exclusive access into their tight-knit world as they demonstrate the unlimited power of open source investigation.

April 1 – May 6, 2020

April 1 – Hawaii


Director: Jesús del Cerro
Cast: Dragos Bucur, Cristina Flutur, Constantin Cojocaru, Andi Vasluianu, Rodica Lazar, Gheorghe Ifrim

Synopsis: Andrei and his father Vasile live in the communist Romania. Unexpectedly, they receive news from Petrus, Vasile ́s brother who was assumed dead after an escape attempt years before.

April 8 – Short Films

Short Films - Film Fest Audience Favorites

Watch some of our 2019 audience favorite short films

Shorts Order in screening:
Long Time Listener, First Time Caller
Small Ball
40 Minutes over Maui
Men of Vision

April 15 – Safe Inside

Safe Inside

Director: Renata Gabryjelska
Cast: Steven Brand, Tom Ainsley, Andrea Tivadar, Joanna Kulig
Synopsis: A young American couple are traveling across France. When Richard hires them to work on his estate, it feels like a dream come true. In the following days, the dark secrets of the property and its owner start coming to light. One day Tom makes a discovery, which may be more than he can handle.

April 22 – Film Insider Series – DOUZE POINTS

Film Insider Series


Director: Daniel Syrkin
Cast: Yoav Hebel, Sarel Piterman, Assaf Zelicovich
Synopsis: A comedy-thriller created by mixing ISIS operatives, tough Mossad agents and a unique relationship between two young Muslim guys in the most rainbow-colored, song contest imaginable.

April 29 – Love in Kilnerry

Love in Kilnerry

Director: Daniel Keith

Cast: Daniel Keith, Kathy Searl, Debargo Sanyal, Sybil Lines

Synopsis: The elderly resident of a small remote town panic when the EPA announces mandatory changes to their chemical plant could cause a dramatic increase in sexual libido. The sheriff tries to maintain order and decency but mayhem ensues.

May 6 – Philophobia


Director: Guy Davies
Cast: Joshua Glenister, Harry Lloyd, James Faulkner
Synopsis: Philophobia is a picture of small town adolescence. One week of school remains for Kai, an aspiring writer, and his friends while they sit their final exams. How they chose to spend this time will cost one of them their life and leave each of them changed forever.


Q&A for Online Film Series:

Q. You are a Pass holder or made a donation but didn’t receive the link to view?
First, make sure you RSVP’d for the series through the link you received in your email. Didn’t receive the RSVP link? Try checking your spam or promotions folder.  If you still can’t find the RSVP link try emailing: info@sdfilmfest.com so we can resend you the link. You must RSVP in order to receive the link to the film.  This is to ensure that all attendees with the link are pass holders or made a donation.

Q. I RSVP’d but never received the link to view the film?
Email: info@sdfilmfest.com and they will resend you the link to your email. Each email has a unique screener link that only works for your email.

Q. When does the link expire to view the film?
A. You have from Wednesday at 3pm to Sunday at 11:30pm to view the film every week.

Q. I Received the film link but the film won’t play on my computer? 
A. First, try an alternative browser.  If that still doesn’t work then you can email us at: info@sdfilmfest.com to troubleshoot any issues.  We will try to be available to you even after business hours during this time.

Q. How do I screen the film on my TV from my computer?
A. Most platforms have a way to stream from computer to TV through your Firestick or Apple TV. There should be a computer icon on your TV system that can help guide you through that process.  Another way to connect your computer to TV is through an HDMI cord that runs physically from one into the other.  Make sure to be on the correct Input when connecting to your HDMI cable.

Q. If I purchase now will I still be able to watch all the films? 
A. Everyone that joins the Online Film Series before May 6 will have access to all 5 film screenings. Including: Hawaii, Shorts Track, Safe Inside, Love in Kilnerry, Philophobia. You will have two weeks from the date of purchase to watch all the films.

Q. After May 6 will you be doing any more online film screenings? 
A. Yes! We will be sharing our next curated Online Film Series soon – so stay tuned!

A special thanks to our

Online Film Series Sponsors


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