Mission: Our mission is to support the art of independent filmmaking through 1) producing an annual film festival, 2) developing stimulating film-related events throughout the year, 3) supporting and nurturing student filmmaking programs in local schools, 4) supporting the development of the local filmmaking industry and, 5) enhancing the economic growth of San Diego through tourism.
Vision: Our vision is to build community around the art of visual story-telling with the viewing of films and discussions with filmmakers that inspire, entertain, educate, transform. and stimulates conversation amongst film lovers…and those conversations being enriched by the world class attributes of San Diego.
A film festival, done right, is more than glitz, glamour and paparazzi. It’s a serious economic superstar that supports jobs, generates tax revenue, gains significant media exposure for the host city and brings revenue to local businesses.
In 2013, the Festival is launching with a bold vision to the future to position the San Diego Film Festival as a major force and destination independent film festival set in one of the world’s finest cities. Look to experience the best in new independent film, industry panels and celebrations. The San Diego Film Festival is the place for industry and film lovers alike to enjoy a premier environment, and a one of a kind film festival experience.