Creating Empathy In A Complex World….
The San Diego Film Foundation is dedicated to creating empathy 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 Film Festival (October 15-20, 2019)
- FOCUS on Impact Film Tour for high school students (Spring & Fall)
- Film Insider Screenings (Feb-July, 2019)
- Industry Insider Series (Patrons Only)
- Awards Viewing Party Annual Gala (February 24, 2019)
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
Beyond the Red Carpet…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 build empathy and connection. 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
2019 Patron Circle
Patti Judd Kevin Leap Tonya Mantooth Dale Strack
Ludvina and Sonny Nevarez *
Jan and Richard Hunter *
Doren and Mark McClure
Elaine and Mark Allyn
Brian and Silvija Devine
Margot and Dennis Doucette
Molly and Dennis Fredrickson
Cindy and John Klinedinst
Elsa and Stephen Mickelsen
Barbara and Dr. Howard Milstein
Karen and Rick Noble
Peck Voll Family Foundation
Lynne and Dr. Steve Wheeler
Sherry and David Winkler
Karen Fox *
Stanley Family Foundation
Melissa and Stephen White
* Founding Patron