COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update

Thank you so much for your patience as we address the fast moving situation of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Our thoughts go out to all of those affected. Here’s our update for the 2020 Edition of San Diego Film Week.

Film Week Rescheduled

Unfortunately, we are going to have to reschedule San Diego Film Week.


We are lucky in that 100% of our venues are available and we’ve already booked the locations for the festival to take place in late August.

Additional Changes to Programming

In addition to changing the date of San Diego Film Week, we will also plan to the do the following:

Hold Virtual Pitchfests and Mixers to help keep our community connected during this challenging time
Hold monthly events and screenings when and if the situation resolves in the next few months.

August Dates

There is still a chance the August dates may not work depending on the severity and longevity of this crisis. The safety of our community, staff and volunteer teams is of the utmost importance, and we are seeking guidance and directives from local authorities and the CDC to determine if it is safe to continue with our August dates. We will determine this as the date approaches.

Film and Materials Delivery

Please continue to submit your films, stills, trailers, and info by the deadlines and stay tuned for updates. We may end up playing some of the films in earlier screenings prior to Film Week if recommendations and temporary regulations around public gatherings changes in the upcoming months so we still need your materials to be able to do that.

All Access Pass

Although tickets for individual screening blocks and events will not go on sale yet, you are welcome to buy the All Access Pass (fully refundable) with a 15% discount using the code: SDFW15. The purchase would help us continue the amazing work of bringing visibility and opportunities to our talented and diverse community.

New Schedule

August 8 TO September 8: San Diego Film Week Gallery at THORN BARRIO LOGAN

DATE TBD: SD Film Week Kickoff, Gallery Opening, and San Diego International Airport Film Series Launch at THORN BARRIO LOGAN

August 19: Opening night at THE LOT LIBERTY STATION


August 21-23: Opening Weekend: Screenings and Conferences at AMC LA JOLLA and DIGITAL GYM CINEMA (confirmed) with SFX Costuming by City FX and live theater by InnerMission Productions.

August 24th: Live Podcast night at THORN BARRIO LOGAN (tentative)

August 25th: Off

August 26th: Emerging Filmmakers Screening at SAVILLE THEATER @ SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE (tentative)

August 27: LANDMARK HILLCREST CINEMA (tentative)

August 28-29th: Closing Weekend: Screenings and Conferences at AMC LA JOLLA and DIGITAL GYM CINEMA

August 29th: Sci Fi Screening Block and Cosplay Night and Reception with Sci-Fi Coalition, Star Wars 501st and Imperial Sands Garrison

August 30th: San Diego Film Awards at PARQ NIGHTCLUB

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