San Diego Film Festival First Annual VIP Screening Series


The San Diego Film Festival launched its VIP Screening Series in January with the dramatic feature “1,000 Times Good Night.” Nearly 200 film and arts supporters joined the invitation-only screening, including Patron Circle members and 2015 VIP Pass Holders.

Attendees included board members Dale Strack, Kevin Leap, Tonya Mantooth, Patti Judd and Vicky Carlson. Also in attendance were Steve Cologne, Jesse Knight and Joye Blount, Jeri Rovsek, Karen Fox, Esther Nahama, Cheryl and Dwight Gould, Ludvina and Sonny Nevarez, Sonya Berg, Coop Cooprider, Cindy and Tom Goodman, Joe and Nancy Weiss, and Liese Cornwell.

The screenings are held monthly through June. ArcLight Cinemas La Jolla has partnered with the Festival for the screening series. Celebrating its 14th annual film festival this year, the five-day event will be held Sept. 30 through Oct. 4, 2015. The festival is the primary fundraiser for the nonprofit San Diego Film Foundation.

For more information about the VIP Screening Series, the San Diego Film Festival or the Foundation visit

Photos by Jon Clark.