San Diego Film Festival


Dale Strack, Chairman

Kevin Leap, President

Vicky Carlson, CFO/Board Secretary

Tonya Mantooth, Executive VP/Director, Programming

Patti Judd, VP

Stephanie Inscoe, Festival Producer

Tina LoSasso, Director, Operations

Laura Harap, Director, Engagement

Lucille Fortunato, VP, Strategic Marketing Partnerships

Merridee Book, VP, Development

Ali Suton, Manager, Social Media

Blake McCarty, Director, Strategic Initiatives

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Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Fall (usually September)

Deadline: July (check website for future dates)

Entry: $45 for features. $35 for shorts. $5 discount for students and locals. Native American, action sports, World cinema, military, and animation also accepted. Fees vary depending on deadline.


Features, Shorts, Documentaries

Festival Season:



The San Diego Film Festival presents studio premieres, and the best in independent filmmaking, offering extraordinary indies and panel discussions with filmmakers that will inspire, entertain, educate, transform, and stimulate conversation among film lovers.