SD International Film Festival to feature virtual village and drive-in movies

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The re-imagined 2020 San Diego International Film Festival (October 15-18) produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, announced that the Film Festival will open with the third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, Nomadland.

Film lovers will enjoy features, documentaries and shorts online in the San Diego International Film Festival Virtual Village and on the big screen at the Festival Drive-In Movies at Westfield UTC.

According to Tonya Mantooth, CEO/Artistic Director of the San Diego International Film Festival, “Like everyone else, we’ve spent the better part of this year exploring options. We’ve landed on two platforms that will serve us this year as well as for years to come – online film screenings in our Festival Virtual Village and films on the big screen at our Festival Drive-In Movies. Both are COVID appropriate and the combination allows us to present both independent and studio films.”

Now in its 19th year, the San Diego International Film Festival is the region’s premier film festival and one of the leading stops on the film circuit. The Film Festival is proud to screen narrative, documentary and short films, both in and out of competition, vying for top award honors. The lineup below includes 114 films total, 24 Narrative Competition films, 15 Documentary Competition films, and 75 Short films.

To attend, get an All-Access Pass, Virtual Fest pass or a Virtual Day Pass to receive access to the virtual film screenings and panels during the festival week. The All-Access Pass also gets you access to our new Drive-In movie experience for the whole family.

For more information regarding passes/tickets, press accreditation, industry passes, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit

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