A new perspective can change the world….
The San Diego Film Foundation is dedicated to providing new perspective through the experience of film. We believe that film can be transformative and we are bound together through human connection. Our mission is to use the experience of film to explore issues of global impact, to create dialog, and ultimately to develop empathy and understanding in an increasingly diverse and complex world.
A 501c.3. the San Diego Film Foundation brings the finest independent cinematic storytelling from around the world to San Diego each year. We present films that make a difference through a robust variety of events and programs including:
- The San Diego International ShortsFest (May 20-22, 2022)
- The San Diego International Film Festival (October 19-23, 2022)
- FOCUS on Impact Film Tour for high school students (Spring & Fall)
- San Diego International Film Festival Channel (Monthly Screenings)
- Industry Insider Series (Patrons Only)
Plus a variety of community and private events throughout the year.
The San Diego Film Foundation focuses on topical initiatives that help guide the content presented through the San Diego International Film Festival, our FOCUS On Impact educational programs and all of our community and private screenings.
- American Indian Stories
- Social Impact
- Women in Film
The Power of Perspective…Support the San Diego Film Foundation
Play a leading role in bringing independent filmmaking to San Diego and join us as we provide opportunities to our community to watch new perspective and make connections. We welcome both Individual and Corporate Donors to our Patron Circle. Patron Circle supporters enjoy an elevated Festival experience with perks and benefits throughout the year reserved just for them!
A Special Thank You to Our
Patti Judd Kevin Leap Tonya Mantooth Dale Strack
Jan and Richard Hunter *
Ludvina and Sonny Nevarez *
Brian and Silvija Devine
Karen Fox *
Margot and Dennis Doucette
Molly and Dennis Fredrickson
Dwight and Cheryl Gould
Patti Judd and Bob Salt
Kelley and David Kupfer
Cindy and John Klinedinst
Stephen & Elsa Mickelsen
Karen and Rick Noble
Gan & Suzan Shaanan
Peck Voll Family Foundation
Lynne and Dr. Steve Wheeler
Sherry and David Winkler
Davis Reed Construction
* Founding Patron