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October 19, 2022 - October 23, 2022

As one of the city’s largest cultural events, San Diego International Film Festival shows over 100 documentaries, short films, and features, along with discussions and workshops. Watch great stories and listen to diverse points of view from all over the world.

San Diego International Festival will celebrate its 21st anniversary with red-carpet, in-person parties, panels, and the Night of the Stars Tribute Gala, where big personalities and celebrities are expected to attend. Plus, experience the power of cinematic storytelling by watching films and features.  

Date and Details

Opening Night Film Premiere & Reception + Virtual Online Screenings

Oct 19, 2022 from 5:30pm (Pre-Reception) to 7:00pm (Screening).

This year’s festival kicks off with the awaited return of the Opening Night Film Premiere, plus panels and more networking events. The fun will be held at The Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park.

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Night of the Stars Tribute + Virtual Online Screenings

October 20, 2022 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Located at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, this event pays tribute to some of the most accomplished actors, filmmakers, and directors. Every year, a Gregory Peck Award of Excellence in Cinema is given to those who've contributed to the film industry. Visionaries and amateurs are also distinguished.

In-Person Screenings + Virtual Online Screenings

October 21 to October 23, 2022, from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Daily

Enjoy the film screenings of Studio Premieres and Independent Features, Short Films, and Documentaries. Plus, mingle with your fellow film buffs at the Festival Lounge. Can’t attend the screenings? Then, watch all the docs and features virtually in your home.

Culinary Cinema

October 23, 2022, at 11 AM.

This fun event is for all the film lovers and foodies out there! Culinary Cinema showcases cuisine themed-movies and local dishes created by known San Diego chefs.


Passes start from $16 to $500. Click here to purchase.

Covid-19 Information

All attendees must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 72 hours before the event.

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San Diego International Film Festival offers more than movies. This cultural event promotes art, identity, and stories from all over the world. So come and don’t pass up on the opportunity to watch new-released films and documentaries or rub elbows with the biggest stars and filmmakers.


Balboa Park
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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