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September 2022

Film Out San Diego

September 9, 2022 - September 11, 2022

Mark your calendars! The 22nd annual FilmOut LGBTQ+ Film Festival returns to San Diego. Join us for September 9-11 screenings at MOPA!

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“Courage” Film Screening + Panel Discussion

September 18, 2022

Join us for the film premiere of Courage, a story about five men imprisoned at the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War. A panel discussion with the veterans and survivors will directly follow the film. The PISANO Artistry Exhibit will be displayed in the Museum's atrium for viewing. Matinee Film at 1 PM (Film only) Main Event Screening at 3 PM (Includes screening, panel discussion, art exhibit) Tickets, Trailer and Additional Info    

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Photographer Micha Bar-Am Film Documentary

September 22, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The MGSDII and Museum of Photographic Arts invite you to an exclusive sneak screening of the acclaimed documentary that details the life and career of Israel's most celebrated war photographer, Micha Bar-Am. Photojournalist Micha Bar Am is considered the most important chronicler of the State of Israel.  His highly regarded photographs have documented Israel’s struggles and aspirations, highs and lows, armed conflicts and everyday life. In the film, questions and self-doubt surface, in a profound exploration of photography, memory, and the…

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Gala Fundraiser to Save Endangered Elephants

September 23, 2022

Join us for a fun evening of films, art, and delicious food to save Asian elephants! Sangita Iyer, an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and biologist, will be speaking on the human/elephant conflict in India. She will be showing two of her National Geographic elephant short films and doing a book signing for her best-selling book, Gods in Shackles. Amy Burkman will be doing a live art performance! There will be wine, appetizers, cupcakes and a silent auction. This is a fundraiser for Voice for Asian Elephants…

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October 2022

San Diego International Film Festival

October 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The 21st Annual San Diego International Film Festival is really ‘Putting the Fest Back in Festival!’ This year includes the return of the Opening Night Film Premiere & Reception, the Night of the Stars Tribute, Culinary Cinema, plus more in-person parties, panels and networking events. Wednesday, October 19 – Sunday, October 23 Link to purchase tickets: https://sdfilmfest.com/2022buypass/

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San Diego Italian Film Festival Gala: Special Ticket Price

October 22, 2022

The San Diego Italian Film Festival is offering a special ticket price for their Gala on Saturday, October 22! Visit this link for a Buy One Get One price to their annual gala that includes food, film and a chance to mingle. Through the feStivale, SDIFF hopes to continue to realize Victor’s vision of creating a community that people choose to be part of, a piazza where we can examine life’s most complicated choices together. View the feStivale trailer for an…

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November 2022

San Diego Asian Film Festival

November 10, 2022 - November 12, 2022

The San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) is San Diego’s premier film showcase of Asian American and international cinema. Founded in 2000, the festival has grown to become the largest exhibition of Asian cinema in the western United States, and has showcased everything from future classics like Bong Joon-ho’s Memories of Murder (US Premiere) to luminary independent work like Patrick Wang’s award-winning In the Family (North American Premiere). Each year, the festival brings West Coast, North American, and World premieres of films from around the world to…

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Italian Film Festival Screening “Ennio: The Maestro”

November 17, 2022

This documentary marks the 13th collaboration between Ennio Morricone, one of the most celebrated film composer of all times, and his long-time friend Giuseppe Tornatore, for whom he has scored most of his films, including Cinema Paradiso. In addition to interviews with filmmakers and musicians, including Bernardo Bertolucci, Quentin Tarantino, Clint Eastwood and Bruce Springsteen, the film features fragments of Morricone’s private life, recordings from his concert tours, clips of films he has scored and never-before-seen archival footage. In addition…

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2022 San Diego Film Week

November 18, 2022 - November 19, 2022

2022 San Diego Film Awards is back, live and in-person from November 17-20th at the Museum of Photographic Arts and other venues.  Screening over 40 locally produced films on the big screen, this year’s San Diego Film Week is a countywide celebration promoting the diverse filmmakers, actors, film festivals, production companies, studios, schools, artists and creatives that make up the San Diego film industry. Film Week’s mission is to showcase, celebrate and grow San Diego’s film industry. The Annual San Diego…

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February 2023

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Opening Night

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for the Human Rights Watch Film Festival Opening Night for an in-person screening of Clarissa's Battle featuring a discussion with film participant Clarissa Doutherd, Executive Director of Parent Voices Oakland, and Director Tamara Perkins.  MOPA will host a cheese and wine reception prior to the screening. Clarissa's Battle Single mother and organizer Clarissa Doutherd is building a powerful coalition of parents. They’re fighting for child care and early education funds, desperately needed by low and middle-income parents and…

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