San Diego Film Week is a countywide celebration promoting the diverse filmmakers, actors, film festivals, production companies, studios, schools, artists and creatives that make up the San Diego film industry. Film Week’s mission is to showcase, celebrate and grow San Diego’s film industry.

Held in March 2023, The 6th Annual San Diego Film Week is a celebration of film in America's Finest City. Local films will be screened and attendees will also enjoy conference style workshops, filmmaker Q & A’s, parties and an awards celebration.

Film Week also screens "Best-of" selections from San Diego's diverse film festivals. #sdfilmweek

HIGHLIGHTS

Screens dozens of locally produced films
Best-of selections from Local Film Festivals
Conference Style Workshops and Panels
"Emerging Filmmakers Exhibition"
Preview Night and Opening Red Carpet Gala
Awards Ceremony and Closing Night
A- List Acting Awards and Emerging Actors Awards.

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

Film Week accepts short and feature narrative and documentary films, webisodes, music videos, and commercials from student, independent and professional filmmakers.

INDEPENDENT/PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

Commercials (30 or 60 seconds)
PSA's (30 or 60 seconds)
Music Videos (under 5 minutes)
Art/Experimental Films (under 45 minutes)
Trailers (under 3 minutes)
Webisodes (any length)
TV Shows (under 60 minutes)
Animation (any length)
Binational films (films made entirely or partially in Tijuana Mexico)

STUDENT CATEGORIES

Narrative Shorts (under 45 minutes)
Documentary Shorts (under 45 minutes)
Commercials (30 or 60 seconds)
PSA's (30 or 60 seconds)
Music Videos (under 5 minutes)

AWARDS AND PRIZES

We love recognizing and rewarding talent! We have various opportunities to win awards and be recognized for your work.

SAN DIEGO FILM WEEK TENTATIVE AWARDS

A-List Acting Awards
Emerging Actors Awards
Best Short Documentary
Best Music Video
Best PSA/Commercial
Best Trailer
Audience Choice Awards
Best Sketch Comedy/Webisode
Best Comedy
Best Drama
Best Horror Sci

Feature Film
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature

Genre Awards
Best Horror/ Sci-Fi/ Late Night Short
Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short

Honorary Awards
Women in Film
Diversity in Film
Lifetime Achievement
Binational Award
Trailblazer Award

A-LIST ACTOR AWARDS

The A-List Actors Awards is for more established actors that are continuing to build their career with San Diego based productions.

A-List Acting Awards* for actors with at least 2 lead or supporting roles in films screened as part of San Diego Film Week AND who have previously been honored with an Acting Award through the Film Consortium. Actors must have at least 4 on-screen lines to qualify.

*Keep in mind that the films’ director submits the actors for the A-List Actor Award consideration. Actors are allowed to submit themselves.

EMERGING ACTORS AWARDS

The Emerging Actors award is for up and coming actors that are starting their career or just starting to work more in San Diego based productions.

Emerging Actors Awards for actors with at least 2 lead or supporting roles in films screened as part of San Diego Film Week. Actors must have at least 4 on screen lines to qualify.

PLEASE NOTE: The person who entered the film into San Diego Film Week will receive an email to submit the actors for the Emerging Actor Award consideration. Actors are allowed to submit themselves. Emerging Actors must not have won an Emerging Actor Award or an A-List Actor Award in any previous years.

DETAILED ELIGIBILITY

Films released after January 1, 2019 and produced in San Diego county utilizing 80% cast, crew, and locations from San Diego are eligible for the 2023 San Diego Film Week. Also non-local films made by former San Diego residents are being considered for the festival.

STUDENT FILMS: Student films must have been produced for an official college level or high school level class or workshop in order to be eligible for awards in the student category.

Film Consortium San Diego reserves the right to disqualify any films at any time in the awards process for violations or misconduct, plagiarism, etc.

REFUNDS

All submission fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

MEDIA AND MATERIALS

We cannot guarantee that any media and materials provided for the festival will be returned unless specific requests are made.

For questions please email filmconsd@gmail.com

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  • jeff arballo

    This was our first experience with San Diego Film Week and San Diego Film Awards and we have to say that we were so impressed with the attention to detail and organization of all of the different screening and events. The Organizers of San Diego Film Week kept in contact with us as our film was being screened and provided more than enough staff to accommodate ticketing, answer questions and support the screening. I would highly recommend this event to anyone who is showcasing their film. IT is among the Best of the Best!

    July 2019
  • Great Festival! We were nominated for a San Diego Film Award and enjoyed the showing.

    July 2019
  • I had a great time, the people were great and the experience was amazing. Can't wait for next year!

    May 2019
  • Rich Varville

    San Diego Film Week is quickly becoming THE premiere filmmaker's event to be part of in San Diego.

    April 2019
  • david bobrow

    Very well run festival. A great opportunity to network with other filmmakers. Helpful workshops and screenings. High quality, nice venues, friendly people.

    April 2019