San Diego Filipino Cinema to host its first Magic Hour Fest

/ 12:00 AM August 17, 2019

SAN DIEGO, California — San Diego Filipino Cinema will host its very first Magic Hour Fest: Film, Music, and Food Festival, at the beautiful Building 177, located at the Arts District, Liberty Station on Friday, Aug. 30, from 4 to 10 p.m.


San Diego Filipino Cinema’s Magic Hour Fest aims to unite Filipinos and the diverse community in San Diego by showcasing acclaimed short films by emerging filmmakers, Filipino comfort and street food and live musical performances by Filipino American artists.

Magic Hour Fest Features:


  • Live musical entertainment by renowned Filipina American Bay Area rap artist Ruby Ibarra and San Diego’s very own Filipina American R&B singer Roann Ro Mesina
  • Film screenings of acclaimed short films by emerging Filipino American filmmakers Chrissie De Guzman, Stephen Lee, and Charles Gray
  • Amazing Filipino food vendors and a beer garden featuring San Diego local craft beer
  • A VIP section where you can meet and greet with our sponsors, filmmakers, and performers
  • Open mic karaoke and fun photo booths

This festival will help SDFC raise funds for its non-profit program initiatives in 2020, and it will also seed the very first San Diego Global Filipino Film Festival.

“As a young emerging Filipino American filmmaker, I am so grateful for an organization like SDFC to put me on the right track in a career in cinema,” said SDFC volunteer, Leah Lombos of Chula Vista.

“Thanks to SDFC, I participated in my first film submission in a San Diego-based film contest called Women Making a Scene in which my film was selected for a local screening. SDFC has guided me on how to not only make films but to also network with industry professionals and improve on my visual storytelling.”

SDFC’s Magic Hour Fest is in partnership with San Diego premier event producer, Silk Road Productions best known for their well-loved San Diego events like Convoy Nights, San Diego Ramen Festival, Asian Cultural Festival, Filipino Sun Festival, and San Diego Night Market.

For more info about SDFC and Magic Hour Fest, visit

For ticket information:

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EVENT: San Diego Filipino Cinema’s Magic Hour Fest, presented by TFC – The Filipino Channel

WHEN: Friday, August 30, 2019 from 4PM to 10PM

WHERE: Building 177, Liberty Station | 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA 92106

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