Another #GivingTuesday is here and by now, you’ve probably been bombarded with plenty of Giving Tuesday emails. You may be wondering how to best use your limited resources to help as many charities as possible, while also supporting the organizations you love. We are privileged to be in such a giving community with so many wonderful organizations doing important work.

So why do movies matter?
Film helps foster a community, tells our stories and give us access to stories from around the world. We believe in exposing the San Luis Obispo community to diverse and important stories, stories that will help create change in our world, promote dialogue, make you laugh, cry and think!

Sponsor a movie!
One of the many ways you can support is by sponsoring a film. This gives you a unique opportunity to support a charity, organization or story that aligns with you. Our films cover a broad range of topics including environmental issues, art, healthcare, music, politics, mental health and more. Your support has a direct impact in getting these stories exposed to a wide audience.

Your donation goes directly to operating expenses like marketing, venues, rentals, film licensing, artist travel and much more. Movies Matter and we need and appreciate your support to help our festival continue to grow and thrive!


Early Bird Passes on Sale!

A quick reminder that our 2020 Festival Passes are all on sale now at a discounted price until December 31st. Festival passes make a great gift, and we are happy to personalize a message to the recipient if you let us know when you order.

Buy Passes now!

Show Your Support by Attending the 5Point Film Festival


The 5Point Adventure Film Festival and SLO Film Festival will present an exciting film program at the Fremont Theatre on Saturday, December 7th. Featuring the best of their 2019 festival’s short adventure films, they include stories about climbing, biking, skiing, water sports and running. These action sports films are guaranteed to look awesome on the Fremont Theatre’s giant screen!  Proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the SLO Film Festival! Purchase tickets here.

Looking forward to seeing you at SLO Film Fest 26, but meanwhile, have a great holiday season and thanks for your support in making #moviesmatter!

See you at the movies!

Wendy Eidson & Skye McLennan
SLO Film Fest Director & Associate Director

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