Preview: San Diego Film Festival 2015

Lights, camera, action: the San Diego Film Festival runs from Sept. 30 through Oct. 4

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Movie buffs, this one is for you: the San Diego Film Festival is coming to town for five days of screenings, panels and everything that pertains to the art of filmmaking.

The 2015 San Diego Film Festival takes place Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 at two “festival villages” – The Reading Cinemas in the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego (701 5th Ave.) and the ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla (4425 La Jolla Village Dr.).

After combing through nearly 2,000 submissions from 65 countries across the globe, organizers have chosen just over 100 films to highlight at this year’s festival, including independent films, American and international features, short films, documentaries and studio flicks vying for Academy Awards.

Besides screenings, the massive filmmaking fest will also boast panel discussions with filmmakers. On Oct. 1, “Variety’s Night with the Stars” will bring Hollywood glamour to San Diego with a star-studded awards ceremony, red carpets and parties in La Jolla.

Passes and tickets to the film fest can be purchased online. Options include a $75 day pass that gets you in to all films and panels on Oct. 2, Oct. 3 or Oct. 4, or the 10-ticket bundle, which includes entry into any 10 screenings or panels throughout the entire festival. Single tickets to just one screening, panel or event of your choice are also available for purchase for around $15 per ticket.

The full, five-day schedule for the 14th annual San Diego Film Festival can be seen here.

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