About the
Film Program

SAN Arts Film Program presents thought-provoking and innovative work by local and international filmmakers. The screenings take place in AIRspace located post-security in Terminal 2 West. The Film Program enhances the airport environment and enriches the experience of airport visitors by providing an unexpected encounter with arts programming.  


Current Film Series

Past Film Series

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GI Film Festival San Diego

The Arts Program is proud to partner with GI Film Festival San Diego to showcase a selection of films from previous festivals. The GI Film Festival San Diego presents films and events for, by, and about the military and veterans. 

Since its inception in 2015, the GI Film Festival San Diego has presented more than 170 films from international, U.S., and San Diego County, and has attracted thousands of attendees from various backgrounds. To help bridge the military-civilian divide, each film selected tells a compelling and unique story. 

The event is organized by KPBS and partners with the Film Consortium San Diego to present the Local Film Showcase.

For more information about the GI Film Festival San Diego or to submit a film visit:


Quarantine Film Challenge

Open to local, national and international filmmakers, this timed filmmaking competition launched April 2020. Filmmakers were asked to make an under five-minute film about or inspired by their experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. All filmmakers were asked to comply with all limitations and quarantine measures as mandated by local, regional or national governments.

Watch the selected films from the Quarantine Film Challenge.