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

Occurred on Tuesday, 8 March 2016

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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

For ticket information - Visit Ticket Site

MZED Sound Advice Review

Occurred on Saturday, 28 November 2015

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

Politically Speaking: San Diego's Film Office

Occurred on Sunday, 12 April 2015

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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

Occurred on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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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


Occurred on Wednesday, 1 January 2014

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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.


Occurred on Thursday, 18 April 2013

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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.

A Special Networking Event

Occurred on Thursday, 21 February 2013

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Looking for the music that can be instrumental in pulling your entire movie together?

Looking for a film project with a budget for original music?

Monday, March 25 you will get answers to the above at this special networking event. This event, produced by the San Diego Filmmakers, will give filmmakers and composers an opportunity to network and make the connections that may benefit members of both groups.

There will be performances and demonstrations by: Tokeli, Berkley Hart, Gregory Page, Robin Henkel,
Pi Jacobs,  and Sven-Erik Seaholm.

Other featured composers will have an opportunity address the attendees.
Featured filmmakers will have an opportunity to let the composers know about their projects that need original music.

NOTE: Featured filmmakers and composers will have 2 to 5 min. to speak to the group from the stage. If you have an interest in being added to the list of featured composers or filmmakers, please send your website link to Mitch Feingold at:

The location of this event at Swedenborg Hall makes this even more special. This venue is very popular with many of Southern California’s singer songwriters because of its outstanding acoustics.
I hope that you can join us for this very special networking event.

Date: Monday, March 25
Time: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Swedenborg Hall 1531 Tyler Ave. San Diego, CA 92103
Cost: $5.00 at the door
Contact: or 858-550-8088


Occurred on Tuesday, 18 December 2012

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This is for WELL QUALIFIED people to fill these paid positions in the San Diego area.

Allen Martinez is a working L.A. producer and commercial director who is looking to bring projects to San Diego.  He is looking for qualified production crew for these projects - specifically: line producers, production managers and production coordinators.
If you are interested, or you know of people who fit those categories, please contact Allen Martinez at:
Check out his website:

This is for well qualified people to fill these positions in the San Diego area.
Let's see if we can help bring legit projects to San Diego and put members of our filmmaking community to work.
NOTE: Actors for these projects will be booked via agents and casting directors.


Occurred on Saturday, 1 December 2012

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Awesome seminar today! Thank you John W. Cones for presenting such a great seminar to the San Diego Filmmakers community. It met ALL expectations. Those who were fortunate to attend were enthusiastic about all that they learned. Thanks to all who came out to make it a success.

If you are a filmmaker, make sure you catch John W. Cones at his next seminar. He presented a lot of important material on financing an independent film project. Hopefully San Diego Filmmakers will get him back again next year to present another seminar. You might want to read his books on this subject. Take a look at books by John W. Cones as a resource for your project.

Thanks again John for an outstanding presentation. Thanks to Martin Banks for hosting the event at Video Gear.


Occurred on Monday, 26 November 2012

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FROM: Karen Fleck, President of Ninth District PTA

TO: San Diego Filmmakers


Three volunteers are being sought to judge San Diego county students in the National PTA Reflections contest in the Film Production category.

K-12 students will have progressed as winners from their school PTA contest to their council PTA prior to this judging level at Ninth District PTA (we represent 370 PTAs in San Diego county).

Judges will be asked to view the entries (5 minutes is the maximum film length and they will be on DVDs) during the weeks of Dec. 10th – Jan. 3rd at their convenience. There are 4 grade levels; each judge will typically have less than 25 total films to judge. Contest rules can be found at
Student winners at the county level will progress to the state competition and then the national competition. Judges will be recognized at our county Reflections Event.
Interested judges, please contact Karen Fleck, President of Ninth District PTA at

Providing filmmaking education for the San Diego community.

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