San Diego International Film Festival Is Here

San Diego, our red carpet has arrived.

The 2017 San Diego International Film Festival is finally here Wednesday, October 4th through Sunday, October 8th, and we are so ready for the weekend of swanky lights, camera and action!

As the region’s premier showcase for outstanding U.S. and international independent filmmaking, the festival has historically brought huge names to our fine city (call us South Hollywood, please) for a weekend of amazing films, celebrity glam, afterparties and of course, culinary events!

If you are a film (or food) fanatic, you simply can’t miss this awesome weekend in town! Take a look at some event highlights below, then snag your tix or get more info here!

Opening Night Film – Oct 4
Don’t miss opening night! Our opening night films often go onto win major awards!
Previous films include: Silver Linings Playbook, Wild, 12 Years A Slave, Septembers of Shiraz, and many others!

VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute – Oct 5
The VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute brings Hollywood to San Diego for a glamorous evening of celebrations and awards. The Gregory Peck Award of Excellence in Cinema, 2017 will be presented to Sir Patrick Stewart at the Pendry San Diego. Stay tuned for our other honorees!

Friday Night Party with a Purpose – Oct 6
Mixing fun for a cause, the Friday Night Party with a Purpose in downtown San Diego is a perfect end to a full day of screenings. We kick off the night with a bang! There will be live music and art, entertainment, food trucks, complimentary beverages and games in the beer garden.

Studio Premieres – Oct 4-8
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 4-8
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 American Indian, Environmental, Military, and new this year Equestrian.

Meet the Filmmakers – Oct 4-8
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 8
Enjoy a cinematic adventure into the world of food and then partake of delicious bites from local sustainable chefs and restaurants.

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