Cinematic Celebration 

The 2015 San Diego Film Festival Will Bring Hollywood to the Gaslamp

The San Diego Film Foundation (SDFF), headquartered in Del Mar, has helped bring winning independent films, filmmakers, actors, panels, and parties to San Diego for more than a decade. Starting Sept. 30 they will continue the tradition with the commencement of the 14th Annual San Diego Film Festival. The festival will run through Oct. 4 and will take place at the Reading Theater in Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

The theater will feature more than 100 film screenings for attendees. The Social Justice Initiative, a panel put on by Reframed Pictures, will also make its debut at this year’s festival. The initiative is helmed by Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon and filmmaker Thomas Morgan and it will serve as a platform for documentary films to tell transformational stories with the goal of shining a light on socially relevant causes, people, and issues. “Following last year’s great success, we are thrilled to continue to grow and strengthen the Film Festival with the help of our partners at Reframed Pictures,” said SDFF Vice President of Programming Tonya Mantooth. “We are honored to have Susan and her fellow filmmakers join the fold to make 2015 the best year yet.”

Individual tickets will go on sale at the beginning of September, starting at $14 for pre-sale, and moving up to $16 at the door. One-day passes will be available for $95. Festival and VIP passes, also available for purchase online, will allow access to all five days of screenings with additional exclusive perks. For more information visit www.sdfilmfest.com.