This is where it all starts! Be part of the scene with celebrities, filmmakers and industry insiders at the beautiful Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. To kick off this year’s festival this exclusive film screening is a full-blown Hollywood event as Harrah’s Resort SoCal presents the SDiFF Opening Night After Party. The Party will have it all and is included in your opening night ticket. Live music, DJ’s, dancing, bites and beverages at the stunning rooftop at the Westgate Hotel make this an event not to miss!
OPENING NIGHT FILM – Balboa Theatre
Written & Director by: Chris Kelly
Cast: Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow, Madisen Beaty
Synopsis: A struggling comedy writer, fresh from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and younger sisters, David feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother worsens, he tries to convince everyone (including himself) he’s “doing okay.”
5:00pm – Get downtown early! For our Patron & VIP Passholders, lounges open with complimentary sips and savors with hosted bar.
6:00pm – Doors Open for General Admission – Come early for best seats! Rush line will be admitted 10 minutes before the screening starts — so don’t be late.
6:30pm – Film Screening with Q&A session to immediately follow.
9:00pm – Party the night away under the stars overlooking beautiful Downtown San Diego — just a short two block walk from the Balboa Theatre.
Individual Tickets On Sale Now!
Purchased Passholders: Start Reserving Sept 1st
Want to enjoy the festival like a celebrity?
Upgrade to a VIP Annual Member Pass and get first access to films, private lounges, and priority seating at this event and all screenings during the Festival!
* This event is included in the Patron, VIP Annual Membership Pass and the Festival Pass. Reservations can be made starting September 1st for passholders.