Our mission is to entertain, educate and inspire film-goers and filmmakers. Movies Matter!

The art of film is a cultural force with the capacity to transform lives of individuals and society at large. Our goal is to nurture new filmmakers, attract new audiences, and develop film-related youth outreach and education programs. We also collaborate annually with other community non-profits, and local hospitality and wine industries to emphasize the uniqueness of our area.

All donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID# 77-0367414

Here are a number of different ways you can support our mission:

• Sponsor a film, special event or program – click here for more details
• Sponsor a film in the name of a non-profit that you already support. They will get the marketing perks and have an opportunity to promote their organization at the screening and you’ll be helping two non-profits with one donation!
• Create or donate to a new scholarship for youth filmmakers
• Make a donation of any amount over $50 and become an instant member of the SLO Film Fest Film Society. Membership means you will get discounts on mid-year special events and all individual festival tickets. You can donate online or send a check to: P.O. Box 1449, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
(we prefer checks in the mail because we don’t have to pay any online fees that way!)

Have appreciated stock, and would like to use it as your donation? By doing so you won’t have to pay the capital gains tax, and you can claim the entire market value as a donation.
Contact chris@slofilmfest.org if you’re interested in this option.

Ask if your company has a giving plan. Sometimes they will even match your donation to a non-profit. If so, just let them know that you would like to give to the SLO International Film Festival. If you would like to be recognized, you can let us know via email – chris@slofilmfest.org

Many people like to leave a part of their Will or Estate Plan as a Legacy in their Community. If the SLO International Film Festival has sparked your passion for films, and you want to help us to carry on this amazing tradition (24 years strong so far!), please contact us to get you the information you will need to put us in your planned giving – chris@slofilmfest.org

If you are planning on buying or selling a property, you can do so and give back at the same time! Simply contact Mark or Liz at Heart-to-Heart Real Estate (805-226-5683), and they will expertly help you with all your real estate needs.  When your property closes escrow, half of all commissions will go to the charity of your choice, in this case the SLO International Film Festival!  It’s a win-win!

If you use Amazon, click on smile.amazon.com/ch/77-0367414 to start shopping, and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the SLO Film Fest.

Thanks for considering any kind of financial support for this worthy organization that is proud to serve San Luis Obispo County and visitors from around the world.