Submissions open at the San Diego International Film Festival

BY Wesley Dwaine

February 21, 2024
Dear filmmakers around the world, Submissions open at The San Diego International Film Festival to be held in America’s Finest City, San Diego, CA
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  • The San Diego International Film Festival is using film to create conversations in our increasingly complex world. Since 2011, the Festival has presented independent films that cover important topics such as prejudice, environmental issues, and military life, as well as inspiring and fun films. Your perspective matters now more than ever. Submit your film for the 2024 Festival and let your voice be heard.

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“As one of MovieMaker Magazine’s ‘20 Great Film Festivals in Vacation Destinations’ and named San Diego’s Best Film Festival for 7 years in a row, the San Diego International Film Festival continues to grow its influence as an important stop on the awards circuit due to its October timing and its proximity to Hollywood.

The 23rd Annual San Diego International Film Festival is pleased to invite all Filmmakers to join in ‘Celebrating the Power of Film’ October 16 – 20, 2024!

With curated screenings that inform, inspire and entertain, the Festival represents the very best in cinematic storytelling from around the globe. The Festival’s programming includes: Social Impact films affecting how we live, work and play in today’s complicated and often divisive world – Human Rights and World Issues, Environment, LGBTQIA+, Diversity & Inclusion – as well as putting a spotlight on key initiatives affecting the Military, American Indians, Women in Film, and San Diego’s BioTech and Life Sciences.

The Festival also presents studio premieres along with a full calendar of high-profile events, panels, parties, networking, the Opening Night Gala, Culinary Cinema and more!

Be a part of the 23rd Annual San Diego International Film Festival – submit your film today then plan to attend the Festival in October to celebrate with industry influentials, film lovers, celebrities and Filmmakers from around the world.

We thank you for your passion, your perspectives and your creativity.”
– San Diego International Film Festival Team


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