The San Diego Film Festival

September 25, 2015
San Diego

The San Diego Film Festival is once again about to land on the shores of San Diego. This year, there will be films from every continent in the world, except for Antarctica. At this event, there will be both movies direct from Cannes as well as movies that will be premiered for the first time in San Diego. With a wide range from drama to comedy to westerns, the San Diego Film Festival is for anyone who loves movies. The San Diego Film Festival will take place from September 30th through October 4th. If you want to attend the full event, stay close to the action by looking for affordable extended stay hotels in San Diego and get your pass today.

Opening the 14th annual San Diego Festival will be the highly anticipated film, September of Shiraz. Starring Adrien Brody and Salma Hayek, the movie is based on on the best selling novel by Dalia Sofer. The movie tells the story of a family whose life gets turned upside down after the events of the Iranian revolution of 1979. One morning, Amin, played by Adrien Brody, is kidnapped and taken hostage as he has been accused of being a spy for Israel. If you enjoy western movies, prepare yourself for the world premiere of Diablo starring Scott Eastwood. After the Civil War, a young veteran finds himself on a journey after his wife has been kidnapped. As he travels to rescue his wife, he finds that the lines between good and bad begin to blur and he will have to risk it all to save the one he loves. Other movies include Youth, starring Michael Caine and Rachel Weisz; He Named me Malala, a film on Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai; and Ashby, an indie comedy starring Nat Wolff and Emma Roberts.

A variety of passes are available if you would like to attend the festival. A Day pass can be purchased for $75, or, consider buying a ticket bundle. That means you get 10 tickets to see any of the movies you would like throughout the festival. If you are a film lover, consider purchasing the festival pass for $255. This gives you access to all the movies, all the workshops/panels, as well as the parties. VIP passes are also available. To learn more, visit sdfilmfest.com

Photo by Georges Biard