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A star-studded event with a great line-up of independent features, documentaries and shorts, 2018's San Diego International Film Festival was also big on parties and included the famous Culinary Cinema. Screenings and events took place in an assortment of venues across the city.

The festival ran from 10 to 14 October.

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When Lambs Become Lions
When Lambs Become Lions
In the Kenyan bush, a crackdown on ivory poaching forces a silver-tongued second-generation poacher to seek out an unlikely ally in this fly-on-the-wall look at both sides of the conservation divide.
Little Woods
Little Woods
Two estranged sisters are driven to extremes when their mother dies, leaving them with one week to pay back her mortgage.
One Last Night
One Last Night
On their first date, Alex and Zoe venture out to see a movie at a local cinema. The film ends and the two become so engaged in a heated discussion that they fail to notice the cinema closing, leaving them locked inside.
Everybody Knows
Everybody Knows
Secrets resurface after a woman returns to her family's village for a wedding.
Rust Creek
Rust Creek
A student finds herself wounded and hunted by dangerous criminals after taking a short cut through the Appalachian mountains.
The Favourite
The Favourite
Two of Queen Anne's acolytes jockey for position.
Widows
Widows
Women left in debt by their dead husbands' crimes conspire to pull off a heist.
Are You Glad I'm Here?
Are You Glad I'm Here?
A millennial American woman befriends a Lebanese housewife and disrupts her ordered life. One night they become accidental partners-in-crime.
Degenerates
Degenerates
A screenwriter recruits a group of eccentric characters to go and find a missing teenage girl, with the intention of turning the search into a true story script.
Dodging Bullets
Dodging Bullets
A history of the mistreatment of Native American peoples.
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