Sneak Peek of the 2022 lineup!

Getting excited to see what films will be playing at the upcoming festival? Though we won’t be announcing our full program until March, we are very excited to give a sneak peek at four feature films that will be in our 2022 lineup!

HOLY FRIT –  In this fast-paced race against time, a talented, yet unknown artist bluffs his way into winning the commission to make the largest stained-glass window of its kind. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to make it. His only hope is to find and persuade a famous glass maestro to teach him his secrets. (USA, Documentary)

MY DEAD DAD –  In this charming coming-of-age film, Pedro Correa stars as a young skateboarder who discovers his estranged father has died, leaving him the responsibility of managing an apartment complex in Los Angeles. Forced to quickly grow up, he learns about the dad he never knew through the building’s eclectic tenants and a brief trip to San Luis Obispo (Booboo Stewart, Chris Pontius, Simon Rex, Raymond Cruz). (USA, Narrative)

SIRENS – Fresh from Sundance 2022 on the outskirts of Beirut, Lilas and Shery, co-founders and guitarists of the Middle East’s first all-female metal band, wrestle with friendship, sexuality, and destruction in their quest of become thrash metal rock stars. (USA/Lebanon, Documentary)

PRINCESS – When the younger sister of Josef, an alcoholic who has given up on life, moves into the same house, an unexpected friendship develops between him and her 4-year old daughter, Nina. Thirty-five years later the two meet again and with Nina in trouble, Josef, now 83, sets out to help her. (Switzerland, Narrative)


Many of you asked and we’re finally ready to answer! We will be returning to venues across SLO County,  including the Fremont Theater, Palm Theater, Downtown Center Cinemas, Park Cinemas as well as some exclusive new locations! Filmmakers will be returning to the Central Coast, participating in live Q&A’s post screenings, we’re bringing back industry panel discussions, hosting our first Music Video showcase in-person and continuing our staple events such as Surf Nite in SLO, Opening and Closing Nights and the King Vidor Awards night.

When will the full program be announced? March 15

Can I buy individual tickets? Yes! This year you will be able to buy tickets across all venues of the festival! Individual tickets will be available for purchase on our website on March 15.

How will you be maintaining safety?  We will be following state and county guidelines as well as checking proof of vaccination and/or a negative test.

Can I view films online? While we’re excited to bring back in person events and screenings this year,  we understand that some folks aren’t comfortable attending in person yet. Most of our program will available online on our virtual portal. You will be able to buy individual virtual tickets or an all-access virtual pass.


This year we are doing things a bit differently and instead of offering a Fanatic Pass, will be offering the ability to purchase individual tickets to the screenings across all venues. No more worrying if you will get into a film screening or not! Individual tickets will go on sale in mid-March once we have announced our program.

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