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- $39 for one three-day pass to the San Pedro International Film Festival, good for regular screenings and closing-night activities (up to a $90.67 value)
- When: October 4–6
- Where: Warner Grand
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 7 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
- Ticket values include all fees.
2013 San Pedro International Film Festival
On April 17, San Pedro International Film Festival put out a call for submissions. Of all the films that streamed in from across the globe, the fest will curate three days of feature-length and short films, documentaries on environmental issues and Native American culture, 3D films, and student work.
Program subject to change.
San Pedro International Film Festival
Like many great movies, the San Pedro International Film Festival began with a little romance. In 2012, the festival's inaugural year, a comedy-drama titled Silver Linings Playbook made its LA festival premiere, screening alongside other inspirational films with unique and global perspectives—reflective of the city's diverse culture. Silver Linings Playbook won Best Feature film, and a few months later, in the same city, went on to take home more than a dozen heavy-weight awards.
SPIFF, as the festival calls itself, shows its commitment to great cinematic works in ways that go beyond honoring excellent movies. The festival dives into the inner workings of the film industry with workshops and speakers slotted between its screenings. And before the festival even begins, a two-day Youth Film Intensive held at San Pedro's Croatian Cultural Center introduces budding Spielbergs to techniques in storytelling and structure, as well as the ins-and-outs of casting, producing, and sneaking subliminal messages into the title credits.