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Club Frontera, the subject of our November 2014 meeting to screen at Latino Film Festival

Club Frontera subject of our November 2014 meeting to screen at Latino Film Festival.

Cris Cashman told us what it was like to film across the boarder. See more about the final result at Club Frontera

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MZED Sound Advice Review

Location sound recordist Frank Forth reviewed MZED's Sound Advice program. Read the review here.

Politically Speaking: San Diego's Film Office

San Diego Filmmakers President Francine Filsinger, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and County Supervisor Dave Roberts were interviewed by NBC News Anchor, Marianne Kushi of “Politically Speaking” about the current plans to establish a Film Office for San Diego County.

Clip courtesy of NBC San Diego

Press Release: San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts and Industry Professionals Discuss Critical Challenges Facing Our Filmmaking Industry

San Diego, CA – July 21, 2014 -- The San Diego Filmmakers announces an important event of interest to professional and aspiring filmmakers regarding the filmmaking industry in San Diego County and the State of California.

On August 12, 2014, County Supervisor Dave Roberts and a panel of industry professionals including award winning Director and President of Media Pros, Michael Brueggemeyer and Executive Producer, Brent Altomare of Groovy Like a Movie, will come together to address the challenges facing the San Diego film industry from a legislative and practical perspective.

The meeting is open to all.

Media are encouraged to attend this important meeting and presentation.


Groovy Like a Movie Studios
5205 Kearney Villa Way, Ste 100
San Diego CA 92123


Doors open at 6:00 PM and the meeting begins at 6:30 PM.
Panel participants available from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and from 8:00 pm onward.


We will present a forum for candid discussion between our civil leadership, industry professionals and the audience. There will be ample time for questions at the end of thepresentation as well as informal discussion during our “meet & greet” time following themeeting.  In addition to discussing conditions affecting the growth of the filmmakingindustry inSan Diego, Supervisor Roberts will also discuss Assembly Bill 1839, the pendinglegislation before the California State Senate. AB 1839 is designed to make filmmakingin California more desirable and competitive with other states by offering tax credits andother incentives.

About San Diego Filmmakers:

San Diego Filmmakers, a recognized 501c3 educational organization, was established on the fundamentalpremise that filmmaking is an art encompassing many crafts coming together to tell a story in themost truthful sense. In September 2005 award-winning writers, directors, and producers formed San Diego Filmmakers to create a synergistic resource for filmmakers.

Another core conviction of San Diego Filmmakers is that art is best learned by sharing. Ourmeetings are held every second Tuesday of the month. We present high qualityguest speakers sharing insights, experience and passion for the Art of Filmmaking.

A typical meeting will host a wide range of participants from young students brought by parents, to experienced industry veterans.

Our meetings also provide an opportunity for local filmmakers to share insight, engagein meaningful dialogue about critical issues and form collaborative connections. Time isprovided before and after our sessions to compare notes on projects and core subjectmatter. Here attendees can learn more about who can help facilitate their projects or find projects where they can learn or practice a skill.

Visitwww.sdfilmmakers.orgfor more information.

San Diego Filmmakers connects with over 4,000 industry veterans and enthusiasts and is dedicated to celebrating and elevating the art of filmmaking.


For more information


Greg Lefevre
Vice President, San Diego Filmmakers
415-533-5195 Mobile


We became a 501(c)(3). Our website was updated and improved (thanks Bob). We had 4 very successful Saturday morning seminars. Through U.C.S.D., we did a presentation for the visiting faculty of the Beijing Film Academy (thanks Greg). A number of educational videos from our monthly meetings were added to our video library (thanks Len). We also launched a Scholarship Fund for filmmakers (thanks Greg), and had a successful Anniversary Party. None of this would be possible if were not for our volunteers. We are always looking for volunteers to keep this organization going and growing.

Through our mailing list and Facebook page, we are now able to reach over 3,000 members of the filmmaking community.

It does not hurt to have some great sponsors! Thanks to Martin Banks at Video Gear, Brent Altomare at Groovy Like A Movie, Len Savage at West Bay Productions and John Cole at Struans Media.

As I look at 2014, it is clear to me that for San Diego Filmmakers to go to the next level, we need to emphasize marketing and PR. With more sponsors and awareness, this organization will continue to grow and achieve some great goals!

So to ALL of you in the filmmaking community, dream big!
May your dreams become reality.


A new feature has been added to our monthly meetings!

San Diego Filmmakers would like to give you up to 5 minutes before our monthly meetings to do so.  During this time you can ask for cast and crew, show a trailer, solicit feedback about a scene, show your short film, and ask for crowd sourced funding. There is a maximum of two pre-approved presentations per meeting.

For details, click on the "PROMOTE" link above.

Providing filmmaking education for the San Diego community.

San Diego Filmmakers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We appreciate your support.