Hotel San Luis ObispoHappy new year! We are kicking off 2020 with some very exciting news! We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Hotel San Luis Obispo as the presenting sponsor of our 2020 festival. Centrally located between three busy Festival venues, Hotel SLO’s Seven Sisters Ballroom will host our 2020 Festival Lounge which will be open to our Movie Mogul, Star & Sponsor pass holders. Our Festival HQ will be in the hotel’s retail space, at the southeast corner of the building facing Morro Street.

In the last several months since opening, Hotel SLO has launched two successful restaurants, Piadina and Ox + Anchor, and become a generous community supporter. We are very grateful for their support of the SLO Film Fest and look forward to making it our Festival Hub this March!

Stay tuned for announcements about our Festival HQ opening date and more!


Newbie Passes Now on Sale!

rock1Never been to the SLO Film Fest? This is the perfect pass to try it out! The Newbie Pass can be used by one person for four regular screenings, four people for one screening, or any combination of up to 4 uses. This pass can only be used for “regular” screenings at SLO Brew’s Rock or the Fremont Theatre. This year there are 30% more screenings at those venues, for the same price as last year – only $40!

Last year was our first year at SLO Brew Rock, quickly becoming one of the hottest venues in town. The Rock features fantastic food on site, a full bar, and a new distillery, Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills where you can taste spirits cut with Pacific Ocean!

Purchase your newbie pass here!


Now Taking Volunteer Applications!

Our volunteers are the core of making our festival a success. We are always looking for new volunteers that can help with anything, from ticket taking, to working venues, to parties and galas, and more! Email our new Volunteer Coordinator, Tasia Trevino-Hill to get started!


Stay tuned for more exciting news in the next few weeks about our incredible 2020 program. Our Surf Nite in SLO event will be announced next week!

See you at the movies!

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