San Diego Film Festival Celebrates A Decade of Movies



The San Diego Film Festival kicks off its tenth year of bringing together filmmakers and movie aficionados in America’s Finest City. From September 28th through October 2nd the SDFF takes over the bustling Gaslamp district and Reading Cinemas in downtown San Diego transforming them into home base for more than 75 shorts, documentaries, and features (perhaps even a future Oscar nominee) screening at the multiplex for five full days. Each night will also conclude with Hollywood style after-parties at various popular downtown venues.

Following last year’s successful run, the SDFF is also celebrating an important milestone: ten years of films under the San Diego sun. For the last decade, the SDFF has featured a hand-selected line-up showcasing the influence and power of film in our lives with interactive sessions with celebrities, directors, writers, casts and crew offering workshops, Q & As and lively discussions about their films and the movie industry in general. 

Festival Director and co-architect of this organization, Robin Laatz, has worked tirelessly to provide San Diego with a noteworthy assembly of movies, entertainment industry insiders and film enthusiasts this side of Park City. The San Diego Film Festival has been honored by media with multiple awards including Best Film Fest, Best Vacation Fest, among 14 other awards.

 “We could not ask for a better line-up on the celebration of our tenth anniversary,” Laatz said.

This year’s festival opening night premier features 50/50, a film inspired by writer Will Riser’s own battle with cancer, and is directed by Jonathan Levin (The Wackness). This poignant dramedy also stars Philip Baker Hall (Magnolia, Modern Family, and The Talented Mr. Ripley). All are scheduled to attend. The festival will end with the screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Coriolanous, starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Chastain and Ralph Finnes.

Garden State, Napoleon Dynamite and Super Size Me are just a few of the movies which premiered at the San Diego Film Festival and went on to become acclaimed films. And Laatz is also thrilled about this year’s movie selections. “We are extremely excited about the caliber of films that were presented to us and can’t wait for our attendees to see them!” she added.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have a first look at some of the upcoming films before they hit theaters, and to hear from the actors, producers and directors themselves about what inspires them to make the movies that become etched in our minds.

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