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Welcome to SDAFF’s 10th Spring Showcase!

As this year’s showcase will be an entirely digital experience, we have put together this guide to help you navigate the virtual festival as well as address questions you might have about tickets and streaming.



Tickets for films will be available on our website at Most films will be accessible to all residents with billing zip codes inside the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. A select number of films will be restricted to California residents. All films will be available the entire Spring Showcase (12:00am April 23, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. May 2, 2020 PST).

This year, Spring Showcase is offering specially priced ticket bundles for our Special Presentations and our 10 episode series. Check out what’s available here.

Film Screening Windows

Films will be available during the entire Spring Showcase (12:00am April 23, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. May 2, 2020 PT). After clicking on the screening link provided in your confirmation email and starting the film, you will have 24 hours to finish the film. No extensions will be allowed for unwatched or unfinished films.


The SDAFF Spring Showcase includes a variety of live and pre-recorded filmmaker Q&As. All Live Q&As are free and will be available to view via multiple platforms, including the official Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube accounts for Pacific Arts Movement. Pre-recorded Q&A’s for select films will be included with the purchase of a screening ticket and will immediately follow the feature film. The Live Q&A schedule, as well as listing of films with pre-recorded Q&As, can be found here.

Box Office

Navigating an online festival can be tricky. If you run into any issues, please contact our Festival Support team at You can also leave us a voicemail at 619.400.5911.

We will be available from 9:00am to 5:00pm from April 23rd to May 2nd. Your questions will be answered as soon as possible in the order in which they are received.

How to Watch Films Online

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Visit our How to Watch page for details on screening films on various platforms and devices.