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Don’t miss our last Fall COMING OF AGE event…

DaddlyLongLegs111/22 – Silent classic DADDY LONG LEGS with live orchestra accompaniment by Malibu Silent Film Orchestra. Click here for more details.

Enjoy the Q&A with Josh Brolin who attended our first event to celebrate his first film, THE GOONIESClick here to watch! Video courtesy of YMCA Youth Institute.

YA8A4284And a great night was had by all when stars of BREAKING AWAY, Dennis Christopher and Paul Dooley, came to SLO on 10/25 to celebrate its 35th anniversary!

“Is San Luis Obispo too perfect to be true?” That’s what MovieMaker Magazine journalist Kelly Leow wants to know after her too-good-to-be-true visit during the last SLO International Film Festival. Read about her Film, Wine and Fun adventures here: MovieMaker2014

We are now accepting new submissions for the March 10-15, 2015 Festival!



For more information about submitting a film in one of our three competitions, please read the Competition Rules. Youth filmmakers are encouraged to submit too – click here for competition guidelines.

Here’s a little taste of what people are saying about us:SLOIFF_2014_Friday_Sonrisa_Photography_404

“SLOIFF screenings, in venues from cozy Downtown SLO to nearby Avila Beach and Hearst Castle are bustling, and the festival programs a series from the Central Californian Coast. ‘It is a labor of love, and I think that is evident,’ says artistic director Wendy Eidson.” MovieMaker Magazine, “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee”, April 2014

“The Festival has been a wonderful community event for First Solar to support these past few years. Thank you for the memories, the excellent promotion and VIP treatment.” Dawn Legg Blandford, First Solar

“Great festival atmosphere starts with all of you, and is contagious with your volunteers.  Their support was really terrific.  We love this kind of festival that feels so integral to the community, and we’re very IMG_5737honored to have been a part of it!” James Duff & Julia Morrison, HANK & ASHA

“Next year I will have my calendar clear of other events so I will be able to be more active with the festival. Thanks you for providing our community with such a treasure.” Carol Flash, SLOIFF Volunteer

“There’s glamour and glitz. Bridges is exuding an air of utter coolness. And it’s all right here in SLO Town. Pretty cool, SLOIFF! You’re classing up the joint again!” Glen Starkey, New Times

Watch the slideshow to see highlights of the 2014 Festival!

fremonttheatrehomepageThe Fremont Theatre’s SLO Rewind Series is a great way to see classic movies on the BIG SCREEN! Click here to find out what’s coming up! Sponsored by the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. SLOIFF Film Society members – show your card for a discount.