The San Diego International Film Festival is the largest film event in the region, attracting lots of national and international celebrities every year. The festival is famous for its world premieres and studio releases; it also features great independent filmmaking, not to mention those glamorous parties with filmmakers and actors. It attracts thousands of film lovers to the Balboa Theater for opening night, Regal Cinema and the ArcLight La Jolla. 120+ of the best films are selected for the San Diego International Film Festival from thousands of submissions by independent directors. You will have the opportunity to watch them before they are officially released and enjoy after-screening discussions that provide a deep understanding of the creative process.
The opening night features a film screening and an afterparty. The Variety night brings the spirit of Hollywood to San Diego for an evening of celebrations and awards. Friday Night Party in downtown San Diego ends a full day of screenings with a bang! Live music, entertainment, food trucks, and the beer garden - everything for a relaxing evening. Finally, Filmmakers Award Show & Party will feature presentation of the Jury Awards for the competition films.