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19th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival

November 8, 2018 - November 17, 2018


The 19th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival is back—bigger and better than ever.

This year, the 19th edition of SDAFF will showcase over 160 films from 28 countries at 6 different venues in San Diego from November 8-17, 2018. Most of our films can be found at Ultrastar Cinemas, Mission Valley. To see what’s playing at our other venues, check out the list of thrilling, inspiring and cutting-edge films here.

Festival attendees will enjoy films, Q&A’s with filmmakers, opportunities to meet cast and crew and, new to this year, virtual reality from Taiwan and a new series called “Film to Table,” where local chefs are tasked with bringing the food seen on screen to life during Opening Night and Closing Night After Parties. Additionally, for the seventh year in a row, SDAFF will present the Taiwan Film Showcase at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), the biggest annual presentation of Taiwanese cinema outside of Asia. This year, the Showcase will continue to highlight the diversity of perspectives, languages, stories, as well as celebrate new forms of storytelling through VR.


Tickets are available online for all shows. For screenings at UltraStar, tickets can be purchased at the Ultrastar Box Office starting November 3. For shows at all other locations, tickets can be purchased at that venue’s box office one hour before showtime. General admission tickets are $9 for members and $12 for non-members. Student, military, senior, San Diego Public Library and group discounts are available at the door with valid ID. Opening and closing films are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Centerpiece is $15 for non-members and $12 members. Limited All-Fest Passes are available for $195 for members and $295 for non-members.

For ticketing info, full film details and schedule, please visit sdaff.org, call (619) 400-5911 or email [email protected]


November 8, 2018
November 17, 2018
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