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2021 San Diego International Film Festival

Oct 14, 2021 to Oct 24, 2021
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Event Summary


Purchase a Pass to attend all Screenings & Events.  Once purchased you MUST RSVP for the films you would like to attend.  

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COVID PROTOCOL: As of Thursday October 14, all attendees for in-person events or film screenings will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test OR proof of vaccination as “Fully Vaccinated”. The test must betaken within 72 hours of the event in order to enter in-person San Diego International Film Festival events. You will have to show your vaccination or negative test when you arrive on-site. 

Event Schedule / Activities

List Calendar
Thu, Oct 14, 2021
5:30 PM
C'mon C'mon (Opening Night Film)
 Johnny and his young nephew forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children.  (210 minutes)
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
11:15 AM
The French Dispatch
A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch Magazine”.  (103 minutes)
Category: Feature, Gala
1:30 PM
Amin Nawabi grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years. Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen tells for the first time his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan.  (103 minutes)
4:00 PM
The Power of the Dog
Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.  (108 minutes)
6:30 PM
During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.  (593 minutes)
Sat, Oct 16, 2021
9:30 AM
Finding Fellowship
Explores the uniquely American story of how the residents of Quince Orchard, Maryland, a once rural, once racially-segregated community, intentionally put their differences aside to come together amidst one of our most turbulent moments.  (90 minutes)
11:30 AM
Queen of Glory
Ghanaian-American Sarah is all set to abandon her Ivy League doctoral program to follow her married lover across the country. Her plans are derailed, however when her mother’s sudden death leaves her the owner of a neighborhood bookshop in the Bronx.  (75 minutes)
1:00 PM
A missing woman returns to her small Irish hometown a year after her disappearance, reigniting an intense bond with her sister. Rumors spread across town the deeply buried truths threaten to overwhelm their fragile relationship.  (105 minutes)
Sun, Oct 17, 2021
10:00 AM
Bernstein's Wall
Douglas Tirola’s thrilling doc portrait of famed composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein uses the maestros own voice with an incredible visual language that has the rhythms of a symphony to create an intimate, heartbreaking & passionate life story.  (100 minutes)
10:30 AM
Culinary Cinema Screening & Tastings
Culinary Cinema is a recipe for Sunday fun and a dream come true for foodies!
12:15 PM
Do Not Hesitate
After the sudden disappearance of their superior, three young soldiers are left to guard a military vehicle by themselves. As their situation renders them disconnected from reality, an encounter with a local boy escalates into a life changing fight.  (90 minutes)
1:30 PM
The Humans
Erik Blake has gathered three generations of his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan.  (108 minutes)
2:30 PM
The Beta Test
A married Hollywood agent receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, infidelity, and digital data.  (627 minutes)
4:00 PM
A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down.  (100 minutes)
6:30 PM
The Lost Daughter (Closing Night Film)
A woman's beach vacation takes a dark turn when she begins to confront the troubles of her past.  (120 minutes)
Sat, Oct 23, 2021
6:00 PM
USS Midway Screening & Reception
RTAG & San Diego International Film Festival Presents a night aboard the USS Midway
When & Where
Oct 14, 2021 to Oct 24, 2021
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