The San Diego International Film Festival is putting the “Fest” back in Festival with a return of some in-person festival favorites. This year includes the return of the Opening Night Film Premiere & Reception, the Night of the Stars Tribute, Culinary Cinema, plus more in-person parties, panels and networking events. Count on the Festival to get the conversation started with compelling Social Impact Films and Q&As including: Refugee, Environmental Sustainability, Social Inequities, Human Trafficking, LGBTQAI+ Rights and other topics affecting our world and our communities.
Each year the San Diego International Film Festival receives submissions from over 3000 independent filmmakers from approximately 82 countries. The San Diego Intl Film Festival is strategically positioned in October to premiere potential contenders just prior to the industry nominations and awards shows. In 2021, the SD Intl Film Festival was proud to premiere: Belfast, Power of the Dog, Lost Daughter, The Worst Person in the World and Flee which garnered 28 Oscar nominations and 16 Golden Globe nominations.