Film festivals aren’t just about showing films, they’re about celebration! So come party with us at some of this year’s special events.
Nov. 9: Opening Night Party
Join us in celebrating the start of this year’s festival immediately following the screening of OH LUCY!
9:00 PM| San Diego Natural History Museum (1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101)
Hosted by Executive Chef Ky Phan of Crab Hut, Stella Artois, and DJ Kanoya
Nov. 10: KITA KITA Reception
Ticketholders for KITA KITA and Badgeholders are welcome to attend a reception immediately before the screening.
6:00PM – 7:00PM | UltraStar Mission Valley (7510 Hazard Center Dr. #100, San Diego, CA 92108)
Nov. 11: SDAFF Awards Gala
The biggest awards ceremony in Asian American cinema celebrates achievements in independent filmmaking. More information is available HERE.
5:00PM Pre-Gala Reception Hosted by Stella Artois & Sushi on a Roll
6:30PM Dinner, Entertainment, Live Auction & Awards Program
Nov. 11: LGBT Reception
Ticketholders for the shorts program QUEER AS US. NOT SAD! and Badgeholders are welcome to attend a reception immediately following the reception.
8:30PM – 10:00PM |UltraStar Mission Valley (7510 Hazard Center Dr. #100, San Diego, CA 92108)
Nov. 12: Filmmakers & Industry Brunch
Free brunch and coffee from The Dojo Cafe for attending filmmakers and industry.
10:00AM – 12:00PM | SDAFF Guest Services Lounge (Cabrillo Room, Marriott Mission Valley)
Nov. 12: REEL VOICES Reception
Join us for a reception celebrating the Reel Voices Class of 2017. Ticketholders for REEL VOICES and Badgeholders are welcome to attend a reception following the world premiere.
2:00PM – 3:30PM | Mission Valley Hazard Center – 3rd Floor
Nov. 12: Centerpiece / Taiwan Cinema Showcase Reception
Ticketholders for MON MON MON MONSTERS and Badgeholders are welcome to attend a food reception immediately before the screening.
5:00PM – 6:30PM | UCSD Price Center Theater
Nov. 13: Member and Badgeholder Reception
If you’re a Pac Arts Member or a SDAFF 2017 Badgeholder, join us for an exclusive reception after the screening of ISLAND SOLDIER, which is this year’s free member screening.
7:30PM – 9:00PM | UltraStar Mission Valley (7510 Hazard Center Dr. #100, San Diego, CA 92108)
Hosted by Sansai and Stella Artois
Nov. 17: Closing Night Party
Toast the end of the festival after the closing night screening of A BETTER MAN.
8:45 PM| San Diego Natural History Museum (1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101)
Hosted by Executive Chef Saransh Oberoi (Obi) of Masala Street, Stella Artois, and DJ Kanoya
SDAFF 2017 Happy Hours
Join us throughout the festival for Happy Hours with Stella, wine, and soju cocktails. Mingle with fellow audiences, relax before/after a film, and enjoy drinks and snacks.
Tuesday, November 14
Wednesday, November 15
Thursday, November 16
6:00PM – 7:30PM | UltraStar Mission Valley (7510 Hazard Center Dr. #100, San Diego, CA 92108)