21st Annual San Diego International Film Festival Takes Over America's Finest City This October 19-23 | Save On Tickets & Enter To Win Festival Passes

September 17, 2022

The San Diego International Film Festival returns to America's Finest City for the 21st year this October 19-23, with a lineup filled with over 100+ film screenings and several star-studded events, including an appearance by multi-genre star performer Machine Gun Kelly. In addition to offering promo code SDVILLE for 15% savings on any festival or film tickets, we are also raffling off 2 Festival Passes. 

The 21st Annual San Diego International Film Festival is really ‘Putting the Fest Back in Festival!’ this year including 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. Produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, the festival announced today that for their 21st annual version they have programmed Gala Features including Opening Night Film Armageddon Time, starring Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong and Anthony Hopkins, and and Closing Night Film Empire of Light, with Acadamy Award winners Olivia Colman and Colin Firth. 

Musician & Actor Machine Gun Kelly will be honored in person
at this year's SDiFF.
The festival is also thrilled to share the addition of a Women’s Film Series in 2022 in partnership with the Women’s Museum of California. Together – the organizations will discover, cultivate and amplify diverse voices of women filmmakers who help shape our cultural landscape through the art of cinematic storytelling.

This year's San Diego Film Fest will also honor Colson Baker, better known as Machine Gun Kelly, with the annual Spotlight Award. MGK will receive his award after the special Spotlight Screening of his film Taurus on October 23 at AMC UTC 14 at Westfield UTC Mall in La Jolla. 

This year's San Diego International Film Festival will screen 115 films, as well as offer a robust calendar of unique signature events. Screenings will be held primarily at the AMC UTC 14 Theater and The Lot in La Jolla. Kicking off on Wednesday, October 19, the Opening Night Party will take place at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. The complete list of 2019 San Diego Film Festival titles including descriptions are available online.

Culinary Cinema combines food and film on October 23!
Other highlight events taking place at this year's San Diego International Film Festival include Night of the Stars Tribute, taking place at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla on Thursday, October 20. Another feature event is Culinary Cinema with a welcome greeting and food-focused film screening followed by a chef tasting at AMC UTC 14 Cinemas in La Jolla on Sunday, October 23.

San Diego International Film Festival passes are available online for individual events and films, as well as all-access GA and VIP tickets. In addition to screenings and events, certain passes provide access to the official festival lounge and parties where pass holders interact with Festival filmmakers and professionals in the film community. Promo code SDVILLE saves 15% on any ticket type, including event passes and individual film screenings.

For more information on this year's San Diego International Film Festival and to purchase your tickets, visit sdfilmfest.com and check out the video below for scenes from last year. 

Enter for a chance to receive 2 complimentary tickets to the San Diego International Film Festival this October 19-23!

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