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San Luis Obispo International Film FestivalFilm

Founded in 1993, the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival was originally a week of classic films. In 2002,  the George Sidney Independent Film Competition was added and brought exciting, independent cinema to San Luis Obispo which helped to promote independent filmmaking and young up-and-coming talent. Filmmaking seminars are now part of the program and attract a wide variety of filmmaking professionals from nearby Hollywood and all over the country.

A Festival highlight is the presentation of the King Vidor Award for Excellence in Filmmaking on the stage of the beautiful Fremont Theatre in downtown San Luis Obispo.  The award is an annual tribute to a talented filmmaker, actor, or film artist in recognition of his or her exceptional artistic contributions to the motion picture industry and to filmmaking in general 

The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival continues to grow and thrive as an oasis for independent filmmakers to screen their films and have face to face contact with enthusiastic audiences in talk-back sessions and workshops.

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Occurs in: March

Festival Location: Fremont Theatre, City of San Luis Obispo & various other SLO County locations

Contact Information:
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
848 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 546-FILM (3456)

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