OCT 13-18, 2020

Get your pass to new perspectives.

FESTIVAL PASSES - HOLIDAY SALE

San Diego International Film Festival Oct 13 - 18, 2020

VIP PASS

$459 | HOLIDAY RATE | Includes Film Insider Series (March-July)
Enjoy the VIP experience during the 2020 San Diego International Film Festival.  Hit the Festival red carpet in style with complimentary valet parking, VIP lounges, reserved seating and early access to films, panel and party reservations. Included in pass is access to the Film Insider Series March – July.

FEST PASS

$259 | HOLIDAY RATE
Get the 6-day Festival experience! Includes full access to all parties, screenings, panels and events.  Attend everything from opening night to culinary cinema.

FILM INSIDER SERIES PASS

$159 | LIMITED NUMBER OF PASSES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
See movies 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. LEARN MORE HERE!
Holiday Pass Sale

Get A Pass To New Perspectives.

VIP | Fest | Film Insider Series

6 Day Passes

Get the full Festival 6-day experience! Includes full access to all parties, screenings, panels and events.  Attend everything from opening night to culinary cinema.
VIP 2020 PASS - HOLIDAY SALE $459

Enjoy the VIP experience during the 2020 San Diego International Film Festival.  Hit the Festival red carpet in style with complimentary valet parking, VIP lounges, reserved seating and early access to films, panel and party reservations.  Special invitations to private events and screenings. Complimentary admission to Oxford Social Club

San Diego International Film Festival VIP Pass includes: 
All Film Screenings
Studio Premieres
All Panels
Oxford Social Club – Complimentary admission
Festival Preview and Media Party
Opening Night Film & After Party
Opportunity to purchase Night of the Stars Tribute tickets
Saturday Filmmaker Awards & Party
Sunday 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.

FEST 2020 PASS - HOLIDAY SALE $259

6 Day Fest Pass
All Film Screenings
Studio Premieres
All Panels
Oxford Social Club – Complimentary admission
Festival Preview and Media Party
Opening Night Film & After Party
Filmmaker Awards & Party
Culinary Cinema

General Reservation Access *
General Line Access
Advanced Reservations for Films and Events **
Flash your Pass (Discounts at Local Businesses)

* 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.

PATRON MEMBER PASS - Starting at $2500

1 Patron Circle 2020 Pass Includes:

Film Insider Series Screenings (5 screenings, monthly March-July)
Invite 1 guest per screening
Priority Reservations and Reserved Seating
Complimentary Gift Box

San Diego International Film Festival
(includes all Festival events & screenings)
Priority Reservations and Reserved Seating
Concierge service for creating Festival schedule and making reservations
Access to all VIP Lounges
Patron Gift Bag
Night of the Stars Tribute
Invitation to private Chairman’s Reception – (includes celebrities & special guests)
Chairman’s Section Seating
Invitation to private Filmmakers Brunch
Recognition online, in print, on screen
Private Patron events and invitations to special events & screenings
Tax Deductible Contribution

STUDENT PASS - $99

This Special Pass is for High School or College students that love film! Spend all 6 days 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*: All film screenings & panels

General Reservation Access
General Line Access
Access to Opening Night Film @ Balboa Theatre
Advanced Reservations for Films and Panels **
Flash your Pass (Discounts at Local Businesses)

* Seat is not guaranteed until you reserve. Screenings and panels frequently sell-out. Remember to reserve early.
* Pass does NOT get access to parties during Festival week.  Must purchase tickets separately to these events. 

*High School & College Students ONLY – must present valid current student photo ID when picking up pass. 

3 Day Passes

ON SALE JUNE 16th
Want to only attend the weekend? Get the 3 Day Pass! Includes full access to all parties, screenings, panels and events Friday – Sunday!
$ 0
VIP WEEKEND PASS - $399

3 Days Access
All Film Screenings Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Studio Premieres Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Access to Panels
Festival Preview and Media Party
Access to:
Oxford Social Club – Complimentary admission
Saturday Filmmaker Awards & Party
Sunday 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.

WEEKEND FEST PASS - $259

3 Days Access
All Film Screenings Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Studio Premieres Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Access to Panels
Festival Preview and Media Party
Access to:
Oxford Social Club – Complimentary admission
Saturday Filmmaker Awards & Party
Sunday Culinary Cinema
General Reservation Access
General Line Access
Advanced Reservations for Films and Events **
Flash your Pass (Discounts at Local Businesses)

* 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.

1 Day Passes

ON SALE JUNE 16th
1 Day Access to all film screenings and panels for your choice of either, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday!
$ 0
THURSDAY PASS - $59

Thursday Film Screenings
Thursday Studio Premieres
Thursday Panels
Oxford Social Club – Complimentary admission
Festival Film Preview & Media Party
General Line Access
Advanced Reservations for Films & Events
Flash Your Pass (Discounts at Local Businesses)
* Seat is not guaranteed until you reserve.
Screenings, parties, and panels frequently sell-out.

FRIDAY PASS - $79

Friday Film Screenings
Friday Studio Premieres
Friday Panels
Oxford Social Club – Complimentary admission
Festival Film Previews & Media Party
General Line Access
Advanced Reservations for Films & Events
Flash Your Pass (Discounts at Local Businesses)
* Seat is not guaranteed until you reserve.
Screenings, parties, and panels frequently sell-out.

SATURDAY PASS - $79

Saturday Film Screenings
Saturday Studio Premieres
Saturday Panels
Festival Film Previews & Media Party
Saturday Filmmaker Awards Show
Oxford Social Club – Complimentary admission
General Line Access
Advanced Reservations for Films & Events
Flash Your Pass (Discounts at Local Businesses)
* Seat is not guaranteed until you reserve.
Screenings, parties, and panels frequently sell-out.

SUNDAY PASS - $79

Sunday Film Screenings
Sunday Studio Premieres
General Line Access
Festival Film Previews & Media Party
Advanced Reservations for Films & Events
Flash Your Pass (Discounts at Local Businesses)
* Seat is not guaranteed until you reserve.
Screenings, parties, and panels frequently sell-out.

"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.

Festival Sponsors

October 15 - 20, 2019

Passes & Tickets

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