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San Diego Film Festival Inks Another Award

San Diego Film Festival inks another award! In addition to the 12 awards SDFF has already earned —  including Best Beach Fest, Best Party Fest, Best Regional Film Fest and a coveted spot as one of the country’s Top 10 Film Festival Vacations — SDFF was just selected by MovieMaker Magazine (the nation’s leading magazine on the art and business of making movies) as one of the Top 25 Festivals Worth Your Entry Fee!  

And MovieMaker Magazine isn’t the only national media outlet taking notice! SDFF has also recently been recently featured in Star Magazine, GQ and Premiere, in addition to the Independent Film Channel, which showcased the Heineken Red Star Award handed out at SDFF.

Click here to see IFC’s coverage of the Heineken Red Star Award presentation.


The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go OnIf you couldn’t make it to “The Show Must Go On!” - SDFF’s annual Academy Awards viewing party and celebration, here’s what you missed: More than 150 people came to Arterra Lounge at Marriot Del Mar to watch Hollywood’s biggest awards show.

Themed “Jeans and Jewels,” the fashionable crowd sipped on Peroni, snacked on food from Arterra’s award-winning kitchen and won fabulous raffle prizes. Always the hottest Oscar party in San Diego, the event was spotlighted on CitySearch, KUSI TV, NBC TV, Fox TV, North County Times and 944 Magazine.


Taxi to the Dark Side Wins Academy Award

Iraq DetaineesSDFF is proud announce last year’s official selection Taxi to the Dark Side  won Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Academy Awards.

Taxi to the Dark Side joins a long list of films the San Diego Film Festival has screened that have gone on to receive the industry’s highest honor. Here are just a few that are now available on DVD:

  • The Queen, Best Feature
  • West Bank Story, Best Short Film
  • Born Into Brothels, Best Documentary
  • Super Size Me, Nominated Best Documentary
  • TransAmerica, Nominated Best Feature

Calendar of Film Events for San Diego Now Online

There are so many great film-related events happening in San Diego throughout the year, but it’s hard to keep track of all of them.

So we just launched a new on-line calendar for everything film related in San Diego.  On it, you will find the dates of other San Diego film festival’s, panels and workshops, as well as premieres and film-related events.

Check it out at  


SDFF Joins the Blogging Community

It’s about time, right? Everyone else has a blog, so why can’t we? We have lots of great things to share with you, so feel free to join us.

So keep checking back for the latest in festival news, year round film events, call for entries info, status updates for previous festival films, party photos, where SDFF will be in the community, volunteer opportunities, and much more!