Festival Parties

SLOTBID_Logo-300x300We are rolling out the red carpet, food, drinks and music and hosting a party every night of the Festival! Many of the festivities will be held in our VIP Festival Tent, generously sponsored by the City of San Luis Obispo and located directly behind the Fremont Theatre on Higuera St. Food catered by Taste! (except Opening Night)

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Full Access passholder have access to the tent each day of the Festival. Movie Star pass holders have access from 12-4pm on Thursday and Friday. It will also be open at 9am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday for panels and breakfast mixers, sponsored by Blackhorse Espresso & Bakery.

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Tuesday, March 14 – Opening Night Party – Festival Tent – 5:30-7:00pm
Sponsored by Taste Buds plus 25 restaurants, wineries and breweries

A Mardi-gras themed party opens the festival, followed by the opening night film by Leslie Iwerks, Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table. Music by Cafe Musique! Details and ticketsPurchased tickets, Mogul pass and Red Carpet ticket access only.


Wednesday, March 15 – Central Coast Filmmaker Mixer – Festival Tent
5:00-6:30pm 
and After-Party 9:00-10:30pm
This great networking opportunity with Central Coast Filmmakers includes food, wine, beer. Enjoy music from local duo, Two for OneCentral Coast Filmmakers, Purchased tickets (at door), Mogul pass and Red Carpet ticket access only.


Thursday, March 16 – Magic Hour – Festival Tent – 5:00-6:30pm
Before a screening of Magicians: Life in the Impossible, join visiting filmmakers, magicians and local hero, Rich Ferguson for some tricks, treats and drinks! Full access passes only for this party.

The movie screens at 7pm in the tent, and will be open to all pass holders and ticket buyers starting at 6:30pm. An afterparty will follow the movie and Q&A. All festival passes and limited purchased tickets (at door.)


our wine glassesFriday, March 17
St. Paddy’s Mixer Festival Tent
5:00-6:30pm

Sponsored by:
SLO Wine Country
SLO Brewing Company

Meet Surf Nite special guests, and enjoy some great Central Coast wines, beers and appetizers. Filmmaker/Mogul pass and Red Carpet ticket access only.


Friday, March 17
Surf Nite After-Party Festival Tent
9:00-11:00pm

It’s St. Patrick’s Day so don’t run home to bed after Surf Nite in the Fremont Theatre. The Festival tent will be open for drinks, food and the opportunity to meet Surf Nite special guests Tom Doige-Harrison and Ollie O’Flaherty. Filmmaker/Mogul pass and Red Carpet ticket holders. $10 & Surf Nite wristbands will also get you in.


Saturday, March 18 – King Vidor Award After-Party – King David Masonic Lodge – 9:00-11:00pm

Sponsored by Windows on the Water, Mingle with movie-lovers, celebrities and filmmakers at the historic King David Masonic Lodge conveniently located a few blocks from the Fremont Theatre. Tickets include food, wine, beer and martinis and will be available on a limited basis at the door. Mogul passes and Red Carpet Ticket access.

Sunday, March 19 – Closing Night Party – Festival Tent – 8:00-10:00pm

Celebrate the finale of the 23rd Annual SLO Film Fest after the screening of SCORE! All passes accepted and open to all Festival Volunteers.