Join us as we celebrate our 15th feStivale with a very special selection of films with a theme around Resilience. Our annual feStivale is comprised of seven in-person films, two online films and 16 shorts for our 3rd Annual Ristretto Shorts Competition.EXPLORE THE FESTIVAL
Welcome to the 15th edition of the San Diego Italian Film Fesitival!
The San Diego Italian Film Festival returns to in-person screenings at the Museum of Photographic Arts this year, with seven films screened in person, two offered online, and sixteen shorts of our Ristretto Award competition.
This year’s theme for feStivale is the Art of Resilience. Often resilience comes from holding hands while we rise and derive our individual sense of accomplishment as we help each other overcome our adversity.
SDIFF presents cinematic art that tells stories about what strengthens an individual and what helps rebuild a community. The power of strength and solidarity are necessary, and the stories we share use art to make us feel and understand forces that weigh us down.
This year’s selection includes romantic comedies, independent films, dramas, documentaries, and more never seen before in San Diego. We look at our feStivale 2021 edition in this light: Art focusing on our common humanity. We hope to convey the joys of sharing stories as we all rise together.
Join us for a celebration of Resilience and find out who the winners of our 3rd Annual Italy Exported competition are, watch their awarded shorts and chat with the Directors live.
Vote for your favorite short and be part of selecting the Audience Ristretto Award winner! Take a seat and enjoy the show from the comfort of your home while savoring special menus from Ciccia Osteria, wine from Principe di Tricase Winery and delicious treats from GelatoLove!