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The show goes on: San Diego International Film Festival offers drive-in, virtual movies

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Posted at 6:01 PM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-11 21:01:56-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Though the pandemic has forced movie theaters to shutter for much of 2020, much like the show, the San Diego International Film Festival is poised to go on.

The re-imagined film festival will take place Oct. 15-18 as a virtual film festival and drive-in festival at Westfield UTC.

The festival's virtual theater will allow viewers to live stream or view movies-on-demand, including 114 features, documentaries and shorts, and live chat with filmmakers from around the world for panels and Q&A sessions.

The drive-in portion of the festival will take place in Westfield UTC's parking lot and offer movie-goers discounts from mall restaurants. A full line-up of movies can be viewed here.

"The leadership of the San Diego International Film Festival has embraced the challenges to create a new footprint that will not only serve for this year’s Festival but also expand our capabilities for the long term. This commitment to reimagining the Festival is vitally important to fulfilling our mission of presenting films that create conversation in an increasingly complex and divided world," said CEO Tonya Mantooth.

Passes can be purchased online and range in price from $39 to $249.