San Diego’s first annual Film Week was an experience that was designed to bring the county’s top film outlets together under one single umbrella’d occasion. Needless to say, it was an experiment not only worth undertaking, but one that could be deemed successful in retrospect. Since 2013, the San Diego Film Consortium has been working at creating a more universally visible film industry in California’s southern most region. This could be soon realized, but not without the aid of its many valuable cinematic resources.

2017 San Diego Film Week Official Logo

San Diego Latino Film Festival, Horrible Imaginings, Pacific Arts Movement, Media Arts Center, The 48 Hour Film Project. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, SD Film Week has been like the Olympics with less steroids. An event in which every local entity is represented in some form, within its grand number of individual screenings, workshops and parties. To cap it all off, a Monte Carlo themed closing Gala is planned in SD’s Little Italy district to end the festivities in a spectacular fashion.

Little Italy by Night

Kevin Manley and I sat down with the San Diego Film Consortium’s PR rep Eric Staley to discuss the event’s upcoming line up of features, as well as the 2017 SD Film Awards that approaches in April. Wanting to discuss Staley’s career as well, conversations lead in to his past life as a claymation/stop motion animation advisor working  under the great Art Clokey(Gumby, Davey & Goliath). Enjoy.

The SD Film Week Closing Ceremony kicks off on Saturday, February 25 at 6:00pm – The Gallery, 1970 Columbia St . Ste A, San Diego, CA 92101.

Credit: Daluz Productions

– Sterling “The Spork Guy” Anno