Effective February 2, 2008

Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival website. On some pages, you may be able to order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Credit/Debit Card Information

On some pages, you may be able to submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient’s address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number

The Way We Use Information:
We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order only to ship the product and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We may offer gift-cards by which you can personalize a product you order for another person. Information you provide to us to create a gift-card is only used for that purpose, and it is only disclosed to the person receiving the gift.

We may use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You may be able to register with our website if you would like to receive our catalog as well as updates on our new products and services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form.

We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 805-546-FILM (3456) or send us an email at

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Pre-Holiday announcements from SLO Film Fest…

Is it really just about Thanksgiving? As the time flies, we continue to pick up the pace on our preparations for the coming SLO Film Fest 2018!

We have just opened our Festival Headquarters at the corner of Osos and Monterey Streets! It’s the same place we were last year, thanks to the huge generosity of the SLO Collection, loyal supporters of the SLO Film Fest for many years. It’s a wonderful location and we’ll have the office open for pass sales and general chit chat weekly, on Wednesday afternoons from noon to 5pm. Stop by and say hello and consider purchasing a pass or two as a holiday gift for a fellow movie-lover! Our early-bird prices end on December 31 so don’t wait too long. Click here for Festival Pass information.

Our Final Deadline for our George Sidney Independent Film Competition and the Central Coast Filmmaker Showcase is Monday, November 20th, so we hope all filmmakers can submit by then. For submission links and more information, click here.

This does not include the youth-oriented Filmmakers of Tomorrow competition though! That deadline is not until January 10, 2018 so kids still have the holidays to make a film and send it to us. We have a new award this year too! Sponsored by Pacific Wildlife Care, youth films that are about wildlife issues are eligible for a cash prize and a special screening with a feature-length film in the Festival. To find out more, please click here!

We love to partner with other Central Coast non-profits and this is just one example of how we do that. There are literally dozens of others that we partner with on movie events – the Women’s Legacy Fund, Tranz Central Coast, Restoration Partners, the Land Conservancy, Dune’s Center, the Latino Outreach Council, and OperaSLO, just to name a few. We also provide free or low cost tickets to organizations like the Grizzly Academy and to students of all ages to encourage them to come and see what the SLO Film Fest is all about.

We encourage you to consider supporting your favorite non-profit by sponsoring a movie (long or short) in their name. They get the publicity, and you get the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting two worthy organizations with one donation! For more information about how to do that, please contact Chris Aho –

We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving holiday! See you at the movies!

Wendy Eidson
SLO Film Fest Director

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