Following the the footsteps of San Diego Restaurant Week (or Beer Week) comes San Diego Film Week: 7 days, 7 festivals, 7 workshops, 100 shorts and features, and thankfully only 2 parties.
The project is the brainchild of Jodi Cilley, Founder and President of the awkwardly named but extremely resourceful Film Consortium San Diego. The skillfully persistent Ms. Cilley partnered with our town’s three powerhouse festivals — The San Diego International Film Festival, the San Diego Latino Film Festival, and the San Diego Asian Film Festival — along with the GI Film Festival, Horrible Imaginings, the 48 Hour Film Project, and our neighbor up the 5, New Filmmakers Los Angeles, for a best-of-the-festivals smorgasbord.
Believe it or not, San Diego plays home to 35 (!) film festivals each year. Seeing how this is their first one, SDFW was fortunate to bring together this many local celebrations of cinema under one heading. Next year, it would be grand if the number of festival participants tripled. In the past, Cilley has had great success partnering with the Digital Gym and MoPA, so it makes sense that these two venues will play host to the inaugural festival….(click title for full article)