A new perspective can change the world

Patron Circle Membership

Giving a Voice to International Filmmakers
Patron Website Boxes

We’re putting the Fest back in Festival! The Night of the Stars Celebrity Tribute is back plus studio and independent film screenings, panels, parties and more!

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FOCUS on Impact Educational Film Tour

Engaging high school students throughout San Diego County with social impact documentaries and discussions.

ShortsFest Box

Celebrating short films, panels and Filmmakers from around the world.

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San Diego Intl Film Festival Channel

Curated monthly screenings with Filmmaker Q&As. Exclusive benefit of MySDFilmFest membership.

International Film > Global Perspectives >
Human Connections > Empathy > Solutions

Filmmakers are passionate about telling stories  that matter to them. As a result, independent films  span an endless array of topics. The Film Festival allows those films to be seen and those voices heard. Watching independent films from Filmmakers around the world gives us perspectives different from our own experiences.

Become a San Diego Film Foundation Patron
and enjoy benefits, access and recognitions throughout the year.


Play a leading role in providing opportunities to explore social impact topics through film, conversation and curriculum.

Chairman Circle: $10,000+
A-List Circle Circle: $10,000
Producer Circle: $5,000
Director Circle: $2,500

Beyond the Red Carpet

Help Make A Difference Through Film
Help Make A Difference Through Film

• San Diego Intl Film Festival (October)
• San Diego Intl ShortsFest (May)
• FOCUS on Impact Film Tour (School Year)
• San Diego Intl Film Festival Channel (On-Demand)
• Screenings, Panels and Special Events (In-Person)

FOCUS on Impact Film Tour

“As a filmmaker you always wonder what the impact is... and you wonder how it might affect people. But to actually see kids react, engage and have this opportunity to think—What can I do in my community? That’s been amazing; and it’s something I’ve never experienced before.”

— THOMAS MORGAN, Director Storied Streets (Co-produced with Susan Sarandon)

San Diego Film Foundation

The Film Foundation Patron Circle is front and center throughout the Festival hosting Filmmakers from around the world, chairing Gala Red Carpet events and providing access for Panels and Student Programs.

Sharing The Power of Perspective

“What brings us together is the human connection, and film can be the catalyst to start the conversation.”

—TONYA MANTOOTH, CEO & Artistic Director, San Diego International Film Festival