The 2021 Awards Celebration recognizes excellence in film in 13 categories including Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Film, Best Film Made by Military or Veterans, and more. Explore the 2021 winners.


The festival is organized by KPBS in partnership with theĀ Film Consortium San Diego to present the Local Film Showcase. The 2021 festival is funded in part by a grant from the California Arts Council and is sponsored by National University and Scatena Daniels Communications. Additional support is provided by Task & Purpose and the San Diego Airport Arts Program. The festival is a proud member of the San Diego Veterans Coalition and the San Diego Military Family Collaborative.