All times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST). The schedule is subject to change; most of the program can be accessed for all six days except special events. All films are accessible within the United States unless noted (some are limited to California).
We encourage you to watch films with family and friends, but please follow current state guidelines and gather with only your “pod.” For any in-person events we ask that you maintain social distancing, wear a mask and stay home if you feel unwell.
TUESDAY, MARCH 9 — OPENING NIGHT
9AM — Access starts online for most of the festival program
OPENING NIGHT – MY SALINGER YEAR, followed by Q&A on Zoom
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 — SURF’S UP!
7PM – SURF NITE MOVED TO THURSDAY
THURSDAY, MARCH 11 — CELEBRATING CENTRAL COAST FILMMAKERS
4:30PM – Central Coast Filmmaker Mixer on Zoom
6PM – Panel: “From the Bottom Up: Building Representation in Film” on Zoom
6:30PM – Cal Poly Short Cuts at The SLO Brew Rock
7PM – SURF NITE at the Sunset Drive-In – WHITE RHINO + ENDLESS SUMMER
FRIDAY, MARCH 12 — CULINARY ADVENTURES IN FILM*
3PM – Panel: “A Peak Behind the Curtain: Musician’s Rights in a Digital Age” on Zoom
6PM – Movie Trivia Hosted by Larry Peña (Brain Stew Trivia) on Zoom
Sponsored by Pacific Western Bank
SATURDAY, MARCH 13 — KING VIDOR AWARD TRIBUTE
11AM – Panel: “Meet the Distributors” on Zoom
4PM – Panel: “The Power of Media to Promote Social Justice” on Zoom
7PM – King Vidor Award Tribute online
7:30PM – 8:30PM – King Vidor Award Tribute After Party – Live Zoom Concert of Kenny Lee Lewis (Steve Miller Band)
SUNDAY, MARCH 14 — CLOSING DAY AND NIGHT
9AM – Access starts for Closing Night Film: WHERE THERE ONCE WAS WATER
2PM – Filmmakers of Tomorrow Panel, Mixer & Awards on Zoom
5PM – Closing Night Awards + WHERE THERE ONCE WAS WATER Panel on Zoom
*CULINARY ADVENTURES IN FILM
Many of this year’s filmmakers have suggested food and drinks that pair well with their movies. Using their suggestions and recipes, cook up a feast at home or order take-out from some of the best restaurants in SLO County.
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