If you can't get enough of independent movies as well as the premieres of major studio releases, you'll want to make your way to the San Diego Film Festival. Getting underway September 30 and running through October 4, 2015, the annual event is chock full of full-length features and documentaries as well as short films. In total, there have been 100 films chosen out of almost 2,000 submitted from around the globe (65 countries to be exact). Not only will you be among the first to view these movies, but you'll be able to go behind-the-scenes of them courtesy of a plethora of panel discussions with the filmmakers themselves. These conversations are always stimulating, entertaining, enlightening, and sometimes even transformative. Suffice it to say, they're never boring.
Additionally, there are several featured activities at the San Diego Film Festival. On Wednesday, September 30, there's the Opening Film and After Party. On Thursday, October 1, Variety's Night of the Stars Tribute and Party reigns supreme. Friday, October 2 is the Reframed Party while Sunday, October 4 brings forth Culinary Cinema and Fast Forward. The beauty of the San Diego Film Festival is that you never know what film gem you might witness. In 2014, the movies "Whiplash," "Mr. Turner," "Wild," "The Good Lie," "St. Vincent," and "The Imitation Game" all premiered. One thing's for sure, it's a film fest that's high quality as it's come away with more than a dozen awards, such as Top 25 Festivals Worth Your Entry Fee (MovieMaker Magazine). Get the full 411 on this must-see celluloid extravaganza by visiting http://www.sdfilmfest.com/.