We’re so excited to announce in partnership with the Film Festival Alliance and the independent streaming platform Theatrical At Home, the inaugural Film Festival Day!

On Saturday, April 11th, film festival audiences from across North America will join together for a virtual screening of the independent film PHOENIX, OREGON and filmmaker Q&A. When you purchase a ticket for only $6.50 using the link below, proceeds will be split with the SLO Film Festival!

We’re participating in the first FILM FESTIVAL DAY, with 29 other film festivals across the US, an initiative of the Film Festival Alliance, a collaborative community of mission-driven film festivals, and Theatrical At Home.

More than 175 film festivals across North America have been cancelled or postponed as a result of COVID-19. Movies unite us in a way that no other art form can and film festivals play an essential role in connecting our community to support the works of independent storytellers. Please join us in a celebration of our communities, our audiences, independent filmmakers and what makes the film festival experience so unique.

April 11, 2020
Start the Film: 3:00pm PDT
Join the Q&A: 5:00pm PDT

ABOUT THE FILM: PHOENIX, OREGON

Defying midlife haze, two friends, a graphic novelist and a chef, seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore an old bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.” Phoenix, Oregon stars James Le Gros (Drugstore Cowboy, Living in Oblivion), Lisa Edelstein (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, House), Jesse Borrego (Fame, Blood In Blood Out), Reynaldo Gallegos (Triple Frontier, American Sniper), Diedrich Bader (Napoleon Dynamite, Office Space, Veep), and Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Pineapple Express, True Romance).

It’s been an interesting few weeks for all of us and we want to let you how much we appreciate your support during these difficult times. Over the next few weeks we have some additional fun things planned to bring the SLO Film Fest to your home, so keep an eye on your inbox!

We hope to see you “digitally” at Film Festival day this Saturday!

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


Purchased tickets for the 2020 Film Festival? We have several options for you! Please visit here to explore ticketing options.