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  • 2009

    Robert and David Carradine Rob The Train

    Robert and David Carradine Rob The Train

    March 20, 2009
    Robert and David Carradine Rob The Train
    The March 2009 Festival featured an unusual opening night gala at Corbett Vineyards, where Malcolm McDowell received the King Vidor Award. The Festival boasted a great lineup of new films and many filmmakers and attendees enjoyed the multitude of parties and special events throughout the 10 days, in venues all over the county. Robert..Read More
  • 2008

    King Vidor Award Presented to Peter Fonda

    King Vidor Award Presented to Peter Fonda

    March 20, 2008
    The 2008 festival featured an exciting lineup of over 100 independent and classic films, special guests like Josh Brolin and David Crosby and King Vidor Award honoree, Peter Fonda. Surf Night in SLO sold out once again with a memorable tribute to 95-year old Bud Browne, the grandaddy of surf filmmaking. Legendary surfers, Gerry Lopez, John Peck, Fred Van Dyke, Linda..Read More
  • 2007

    Stars Flock to Festival

    Stars Flock to Festival

    March 2, 2007
    Stars Flock to Festival
    The festival played host to over 85 visiting filmmakers, close to 100 independent and classic films, and many special events, workshops and parties. Irving Thalberg recipient, Norman Jewison was honored with a King Vidor Award on the first weekend of the festival along with a screening of one of his great films, “Moonstruck.”..Read More
  • 2006

    SLOIFF Was Held Two Days after the Academy Awards

    SLOIFF Was Held Two Days after the Academy Awards

    March 2, 2006
    SLOIFF Was Held Two Days after the Academy Awards
    Over 25 filmmakers attended the 6 day festival with 29 films competing for awards. The red carpet was rolled out for Greg Noll, Stacey Peralta, and Jeff Clark attending a special sold-out screening of Riding Giants and later that week, the King Vidor Award for Excellence in Filmmaking went to actor, Morgan Freeman who was applauded by..Read More
  • 2004

    Festival Moves to March

    Festival Moves to March

    March 2, 2004
  • 1993

    Founding the Festival

    Founding the Festival

    October 2, 1993
    Founding the Festival
    The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival was founded in 1993 by a group of movie lovers who include San Luis Obispo attorney, Mary A. Harris, film industry professional Cathy Peacock and Palm Theatre owner, Jim Dee. Originally a week-long celebration of classic films, it included 32 screenings and a tribute to film director, George Sidney. He won..Read More