Fall has officially arrived in San Diego, and what better way to kick off the new season than with a ton of great events? From the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival to Celebrate the Craft and the luxurious La Costa Film Festival, there’s no shortage of things to keep you busy all month long. Here are our top 10 things to do in San Diego this October! Continue reading
Sports plays a significant role at the annual La Costa Film Festival (September 10-13), not only because the festival itself is hosted at the historic Omni La Costa Resort which hosts several professional sport events like PGA and WTA tournaments, but because Carlsbad itself is a very “athletic community,” as described by founders, Michael and Ruby Callahan. This year, the festival also officially partnered with Mandalay Sports Media (MSM), giving them access to great sports programming. Here’s a closer look at the Sports Film Showcase which includes 10 films, several Q&A’s, as well as special appearances by Sacramento mayor & former NBA star, Kevin Johnson and renowned sled dog racer, Lance Mackey. Continue reading
Soak up gorgeous resort sunsets and socialize with celebrities at the 3rd Annual La Costa Film Festival in North County! Hosted at the luxurious Omni La Costa Resort and Spa from September 10 – 13, this year’s festival will feature over 47 films, glamorous galas, exclusive world premieres and celebrity panels. Continue reading
The La Costa Film Festival offered a double-dose of extreme sports on Friday evening, screening Heaven’s Gate and The Essence of Surfing back to back in the Ruby G. Auditorium. The small library theater saw a good crowd for two relatively niche-genre movies, with people lining up early to get their seats. Both titles preceded Saturday morning’s open and free ‘Extreme Sports in Film’ panel at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Continue reading
The public image of surfing and surfers has come a long way since the days of Spicoli, Point Break and the stereotypes that preceded them. Not that surfing was ever as cheesy and outlandish as those films, but the sport and culture has evolved in a variety of interesting, incredible and amazing ways over time. At the meaty core of it all, the joy of being in the ocean and riding waves is still the glue that binds this subculture together. It’s this foundation that The Essence Of Surfing, a documentary premiering this Friday at the La Costa Film Festival, is exploring. Produced by surfers for the world, it’s a candid look into the hearts and minds of the sports kinfolk – and a mesmerizing visual journey that takes viewers to some of the most sacred places in the ocean.
This week we caught up with the film’s producer Dan Moore, an award winning Big Wave Surfer himself, to talk about what viewers can expect. Continue reading
The La Costa Film Festival (September 18-21) will screen 42 films from 13 countries and host nightly red carpet galas, exciting panels and numerous special events. The festival will debut a World Premiere as well as a special tribute to renowned actor Ed Harris. Here’s a brief rundown of what you can expect at the four day Film Festival.
Now that Comic Con is over and the Del Mar Racing Season is in full swing, it’s time to look ahead to the rest of August and see what’s in store for America’s Finest City. Film festivals are only increasing in popularity and growing in numbers; this year, more than 5 festivals will be happening in San Diego between August and the end of the year, including the highly anticipated San Diego Film Festival. The La Jolla Fashion Film Festival was already a huge success, and we can’t wait for what’s to come at these future events. Check out all of the San Diego film festivals on our list and start planning now!