Special Events & Parties

Film festivals aren’t just about showing films, they’re about celebration! So come party with us at some of this year’s special events.

 

OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY + FILM TO TABLE* RECEPTION
(FREE for LITTLE FOREST ticket holders & badgeholders)
THUR Nov. 8, 9:00-11:00PM
San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
* Taste a seasonal Korean menu in an epic collaboration between Dduriba, Grandma’s Tofu, Cross Street Chicken & Beer, Friend’s House, and more!

 

TAIWAN FILM SHOWCASE RECEPTION
(FREE for Taiwan Film ticket holders & badgeholders, precedes screening of DEAR EX)
FRI Nov. 9, 5:30-6:30PM
UCSD Price Center
9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, CA 92093

 

MR. & MRS. CRUZ RECEPTION
(FREE for MR. & MRS. CRUZ ticket holders and badgeholders)
FRI Nov. 9, 5:30-7:00PM
Ultrastar Mission Valley
7510 Hazard Center Dr. #100
San Diego, CA 92108

 

SDAFF AWARDS GALA & AFTER PARTY
($200 for Pac Arts members; $250 general)
SAT Nov. 10, 5:00-9:00PM
Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier
1000 N Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

 

SDAFF Awards Gala After Party
(FREE for badgeholders)
9:00PM-Midnight

 

 

QUEER ACTUALLY RECEPTION
(FREE for QUEER ACTUALLY ticket holders & badgeholders)
SAT Nov. 10, 8:30-10:00PM
Ultrastar Mission Valley
7510 Hazard Center Dr. #100
San Diego, CA 92108

 

FILMMAKER & INDUSTRY BRUNCH
(Filmmaker & industry guests only)
SUN Nov. 11, 10:30AM-12:30PM
Hazard Center, 3rd Floor
7150 Hazard Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92108

REEL VOICES RECEPTION
(FREE for REEL VOICES ticket holders & badgeholders)
SUN Nov. 11, 1:30-3:00PM
Hazard Center, 3rd Floor
7150 Hazard Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92108

 

CENTERPIECE RECEPTION
(FREE for INVENTING TOMORROW ticket holders & badgeholders)
SUN Nov. 11, 5:30-7:00PM
Ultrastar Mission Valley
7510 Hazard Center Dr. #100
San Diego, CA 92108

 

MEMBER & BADGEHOLDER RECEPTION
(FREE for members & badgeholders, follows screening of DEAR EX)
MON Nov. 12, 8:00-9:30PM
Ultrastar Mission Valley
7510 Hazard Center Dr. #100
San Diego, CA 92108

 

YOUTH DAY
(for 15 participating high school and middle schools)
TUES Nov. 13 and WED Nov. 14
Ultrastar Mission Valley
7510 Hazard Center Dr. #100
San Diego, CA 92108

 

SDAFF HAPPY HOURS
(Suggested donation)
TUES Nov. 13 & WED Nov. 14
7:00-8:30PM
Ultrastar Mission Valley
7510 Hazard Center Dr. #100
San Diego, CA 92108

AFTER PARTY
(Cocktail specials until closing, open to the general public)
THUR Nov. 15, 7:30PM until close
Crab Hut Mira Mesa
8280 Mira Mesa Blvd E
San Diego, CA 92126

 

CLOSING NIGHT AFTER PARTY + FILM TO TABLE* RECEPTION
(FREE for RAMEN SHOP ticket holders & badgeholders)
SAT Nov. 17, 9:00-11:00PM
Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
* Enjoy a love letter to Singaporean cuisine during our closing night After Party, featuring SDAFF’s film-inspired attempt at “Ramen-teh” (Ramen + Bak kuh teh)!