San Diego International Film Festival Highlights Notable Artists and Films

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The San Diego International Film Festival (SDiFF), produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, announced today that they will honor Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix Series”) with the annual Gregory Peck Award, Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”) with the Cinema Vanguard Award, and Jillian Bell (“Brittany Runs a Marathon”) with the Fairbanks Award. They will all be honored at The Night of the Stars Tribute award ceremony, October 18 at the Pendry San Diego in downtown San Diego.

Features this year include highly-anticipated films such as “Jojo Rabbit,” “Motherless Brooklyn,” “A Hidden Life,” “Kill Team,” “Clemency,” and “Marriage Story.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to honor Lawrence, Jared and Jillian for their roles in the industry. These awards are merely an indication of all the fine work they have already done, and will continue to do so in the future,” said Tonya Mantooth, CEO and artistic director of the San Diego International Film Festival.

The Opening Night film premiere will be held at the historic Balboa Theater. Film screenings will be at the Theater Box in Downtown San Diego, and ArcLight Cinemas, Westfield UTC in La Jolla. The complete list of 2019 San Diego Film Festival titles including descriptions will soon be available at

Now in its 18th year, the San Diego International Film Festival will run from October 15 through October 20 in San Diego, CA. The most up to date festival information is available at

Laurence Fishburne is an accomplished actor, playwright, producer, screenwriter, and film director.

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