This is where it all starts! Be a part of the scene with celebrities, filmmakers and industry insiders at the beautiful Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. From the red carpet interviews, to the opening night film, post screening interview and after party the San Diego International Film Festival kicks off with a bang!
5:00pm – Get downtown early! Patron & VIP All Access Pass holders are admitted early and enjoy our VIP lounges with complimentary sips, savors and a hosted bar.
6:00pm – Doors Open for General Admission.
6:30pm – Film Screening with Q&A session to immediately follow.
8:30pm – After Party!
Want to enjoy the festival like a celebrity?
Purchase a VIP All Access 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 All Access Pass and the Fest Pass.