San Diego Film Festival


The San Diego Film Festival is one of the fastest growing Festivals in the country. We have two luxury screening venues: Reading Cinemas Gaslamp Quarter and Arclight Cinemas La Jolla (UTC) and an extraordinary lineup of high powered and  little known independent films from around the world and as well, studio films that are already generating plenty of awards buzz. And while we’re on the subject, this is the Festival to see Academy Award winning films before they were nominated — for the past two years.12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County and Silver Linings Playbook were all screened here at the San Diego Film Festival. See it here first!

This is the region’s premier showcase for award-winning independent films, studio premieres and director interviews — all against the backdrop of America’s Finest City. For film lovers and enthusiasts, it just doesn’t get any better.

The Film Festival is just the beginning. The mission of the San Diego Film Foundation is to support independent filmmaking all year through screenings and events, developing film programs in local schools and driving the development of local filmmaking here in San Diego.

Attend the San Diego Film Festival and help us fulfill our mission of bringing the best independent filmmakers from around the world to our screens — and our beautiful city.