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San Diego Film Foundation



In 2013, the Festival is launching with a bold vision to the future to position the San Diego Film Festival as a major force and destination independent film festival set in one of the worlds finest cities. Look to experience the best in new independent film, industry panels and celebrations. The San Diego Film Festival is the place for industry and film lovers alike to enjoy a premier environment, and a one of a kind film festival experience.

Now In Two locations: Two Film Villages: San Diegos historic Gaslamp Quarter & the new ArcLight Cinemas La Jolla

Now in our 12th year, we are taking the Festival to new levels in five days of film, conversation and social gatherings to bring independent filmmakers to the forefront.

More films: Over 100 from over 1300 selections from 55 countriesTwo Film Villages: Gaslamp Quarter & La JollaNew Film Categories: Native American Voices, Action Sports, Horror, Family Friendly and AnimationMore Interactive Q&As with filmmakersMore leading Industry PanelsExclusive VIP Hospitality Lounges for Festival VIP Pass holders, Patrons, SponsorsCelebrity Tribute, Awards Evening and festival after-partiesMajor industry media: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Screen Daily

Mission: Our mission is to support the art of independent filmmaking through 1) producing an annual film festival, 2) developing stimulating film-related events throughout the year, 3) supporting and nurturing student filmmaking programs in local schools, 4) supporting the development of the local filmmaking industry and, 5) enhancing the economic growth of San Diego through tourism.
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