OCT 13-18, 2020

FESTIVAL PASSES

EARLY BIRD - 10% OFF PASSES
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EARLY BIRD $539 | Full Price $599

Includes Film Insider Series (Mar-July) & the Festival VIP Experience.
Hit the Festival red carpet in style with the VIP experience during the 2020 Film Festival.  In addition to access of all screenings, panels, parties & events … you get complimentary valet parking, VIP lounges with complimentary drinks, reserved seating and early access to films.
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EARLY BIRD $359 | FULL $399

Get the 6-day Festival experience at the early bird rate! Includes full access to all screenings, panels, parties and events.  Attend everything from opening night to culinary cinema. Access to Festival Lounge & Discounts!
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$99 EARLY BIRD | $125 REGULARLY

GIVE THE GIFT OF FILM TO YOUR STUDENT
This Special Pass is for High School or College students that love film! Spend 6 days Oct 13 – 18, 2020 at the movies and see the latest indie, documentary, features and shorts from across the globe and meet the creative filmmakers behind the films. Pass Includes access to all films, panels & the opening night Film!
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$159 | VALUE $300

LIMITED NUMBER OF PASSES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
See films March – July 2020 with the Film Insider Series Pass! View a film that is on its festival run and before it hits the big screen or out in distribution.  Filmmakers attend and do Q&A sessions with the audience … as well as a pre-reception & post-reception with bites, complimentary drinks and mingling.
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Holiday Pass Sale

Get A Pass To New Perspectives.

VIP | Fest | Film Insider Series
"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

FILM INSIDER SERIES

VIP Screenings March - July 2020

Watch a film that is on its festival run and before it hits the big screen or out in distribution. The films provide an opportunity for lively post-screening conversations and often include discussions with the filmmakers or actors. A pre-screening cocktail party and post-screening reception with champagne and dessert are included.

SEE IT FIRST

Mingle with Hollywood's Most Creative Filmmakers

We are very proud to have hosted some of the film industries most celebrated and creative talents. Past film Premieres include: Jojo Rabbit, The Irishman, Marriage Story, A Hidden Life, Parasite, Motherless Brooklyn, Clemency, Can you Ever Forgive Me?, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Widows, The Favorite, Wildlife, Lion, Call Me By Your Name, Marshall, Imitation Game, Wild, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, Silver Linings Playbook.

Parties

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

Opening night kicks off with a bang and an after-party, Thursday night get star struck at the Night of the Stars Tribute, Friday Night it’s on to a party under the stars, 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.

Awards

Celebrate the best films on the festival circuit.

We recognize the films and filmmakers with Night of the Stars Tribute and our Filmmaker Awards. Night of the Stars Tribute includes: Gregory Peck Award of Excellence in Cinema, Cinema Vanguard Award, Rising Star Award, and Auteur Award. Previous attendees and honorees include: Judd Apatow, Annette Benning, Sir Patrick Stewart, Kate Beckinsale, Kumail Nanjiani, Alan Arkin, Geena Davis, Adrien Brody, Simon Helberg, Michelle Monaghan, John Boyega, Eli Roth…the list goes on.

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October 13-18, 2020

Passes & Tickets

100 Films. Parties. Celebrities. Awards.