Festival Parties

Tuesday, March 13
Opening Night Party: Bollywood Meets SLO!

Festival Tent, Mission Plaza – 5:00-6:30pm
Sponsored by LXV Wines, Taste!, Taj Palace, Ancient Peaks Winery, Pomar Junction Winery and 7 Sisters Brewing Co.

Eight Bollywood & Bhangra dancers from Cal Poly, two henna artists and a tarot reader will add authenticity, along with spice and wine pairings, savory Indian food, colorful party favors and enchanting music from India. Thanks to event producer Mira Honeycutt and Anshul Shah, Indian Student Association, Cal Poly

Wednesday, March 14
5:00-6:30pm – Central Coast Showcase Mixer
Festival Tent, Mission Plaza
All Access and Central Coast Filmmaker Passes

Sponsored by Taste!, Herman Story, Hope Family Wines

Enjoy lively music by Brynn Albanese on violin and Duane Inglish on accordion.

8:30-10:00pm – Central Coast After-Party
Sponsored by Taste!, Castoro Cellars, Filipponi Ranch Winery, Summerwood Winery & Inn, Libertine Brewing Company
All Access and Central Coast Filmmaker Passes

Thursday, March 15
5:00-6:30pm – Magic Hour
8:30pm – After-Party
Festival Tent, Mission Plaza
All Access Passes only

Sponsored by Taste!, Chronic Cellars, Cutruzzola Vineyards, Barrelhouse Brewing,  Rich Ferguson/The Ice Breaker

Dreaming of Wine at Tolosa WineryDetails and tickets

Friday, March 16
5:00-6:30pm – Filmmaker Mixer
8:30pm – After-Party
Festival Tent, Mission Plaza
All Access Passes Only

Sponsored by Taste!, Epoch Estate Wines, Talley Vineyards/Bishop’s Peak Winery, Villa Creek, SLO Brew

Surf Nite Meet-and-Greet After-Party
Fremont Theatre – 9:00pm (after Surf Nite movie)
Sponsored by SLO Brew
Details and tickets to Surf Nite

Saturday, March 17
Afternoon Mixer featuring contemporary Americana music from The Taproots: SLO Film Fest board member Tom Walters and Nico Cass
Festival Tent, Mission Plaza

Sponsored by Kenneth Volk Vineyards

King Vidor & Filmmaker Awards After-Party
Festival Tent and Luna Red, Mission Plaza – 8:30pm
Sponsored by Luna Red, Old San Luis BBQ, SLO Provisions, Splash Cafe, Windows on the Water, Big Sky, The Cakestress, Justin Vineyards & Winery, Filipponi Ranch Winery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Firestone-Walker Brewery. Live music by Black Market Trio.
Details and ticket information

Sunday, March 18 – Closing Day
Festival Tent, Mission Plaza
All Access Passes

Sponsored by Taste!, Justin Vineyards, Field Recordings Winery

Whalebone Winery, Paso Robles
Details and ticket information

Women BELONG in the Kitchen
2:00pm – Fremont Theatre
Details and ticket information