Our new commercial too…see above! Click on the SCHEDULE tab to search for films and special events by date or by category. Special events and special presentation films can also be found under separate headings. You can also flip through the pages of our new Festival Guide, under that tab.

A few Special Event Highlights – (tickets on sale now!)

Actor/producer JOSH BROLIN will receive the 2017 King Vidor Award.
Tickets on sale now include the George Sidney Independent Film Awards on Sat. March 18. Details >

SURF NITE IN SLO – A St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza! Details >

OPENING NIGHT PARTY & MOVIE –Academy Award Nominee Leslie Iwerks’ new documentary on New Orleans famed restaurateur Ella Brennan to open Festival, with New Orleans Themed Party. Details >

A Tribune to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher – HBO’s Bright Lights and a conversation with Todd Fisher. Details >

World Premiere of Down the Fence – Saturday, March 18 at the Fremont Theatre. Details & Tickets

RUNNING & CYCLING DOUBLE-FEATURE – Thursday, March 16. Details >

Two Evenings at the OCTAGON BARN – Shorts night on Wednesday, March 15 and a great classic movie & Barn Dance with Molly’s Revenge on Thursday, March 16! Details >

Festival Headquarters Opens February 20

Located at 1003 Osos St. (corner of Monterey), the Festival Ticket Mistresses look forward to helping you with ticket and pass purchases, and festival information. Print guides will be available there and all around SLO County. HQ hours >

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