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San Diego International Film Festival

From Wednesday, October 10, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018 October 10, 2018 October 14, 2018 Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld®

The San Diego International Film Festival (Oct 10-14, 2018) is the region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDIFF offers a totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers. Join us Downtown at the Balboa Theater for opening night, Regal Cinema and the ArcLight UTC for screenings and featuring the beautiful Pendry San Diego as one of our venues. 

What Not to miss at SDiFF 2018 

Opening Night Film - Oct 10

Don't miss opening night! Our opening night films often go on to win major awards!

Previous films include: Marshall, Silver Linings Playbook, Wild, 12 Years A Slave, Septembers of Shiraz, and many others!

VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute - Oct 11

The VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute brings Hollywood to San Diego for a glamorous evening of celebrations and awards.

Studio Premieres - Oct 10-14

We premiere some of the biggest films coming out of Hollywood and the independent film circuit. Come to the festival for a chance to see films like: Lion, Hell or High Water, Silver Linings Playbook, 12 Years a Slave and many others weeks, or even months, before they hit the big screen.

Unique Film Tracks - Oct 10-14

SDiFF features a slate of film tracks that reflect both the unique culture of San Diego and that fulfill our mission to “Make a Difference” with film. Tracks include Social Impact, Environmental, Military, American Indian and Equestrian.

Meet the Filmmakers - Oct 10-14

Stick around after the film and listen to the filmmakers discuss the inspiration and creative process to get their film to the big screen. In addition filmmaker panels and our filmmaker awards show are exciting.

Culinary Cinema - Oct 14

Enjoy a cinematic adventure into the world of food and then partake of delicious bites from local sustainable Chefs and restaurants.


Two festival villages:
Downtown San Diego and La Jolla

ArcLight La Jolla, UTC, 4425 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
Regal Cinema Gaslamp 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Special Events:
Pendry San Diego, The Balboa Theater, Horton Plaza Park

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