Desolation Center (October 18 – October 24)

The untold story of Reagan-era guerrilla desert happenings now recognized as the inspirations for Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella including Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Swans, Einstürzende ...

A24 Presents: Low Tide (October 18 – October 24)

A group of teens who break into vacation homes and steal valuables find a bag of gold coins, sending their loyalties into a downwards spiral as greed and mistrust take over. Featuring Jaeden Martell (IT) and Keean ...

Last Chance Indies –  Jim Allison: Breakthrough (October 18 – October 24)

“Jim Allison: Breakthrough” is the astounding, true story of one warm-hearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer. Today, Jim Allison is a name to be reckoned with throughout the ...

About Us

Mission Statement: Providing new media tools and channels to create equitable and engaged communities where underserved voices are heard.   Vision Statement: Changing Lives and perspectives through media arts. ...

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (August 30 – September 5)

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles tells the true story behind a fascinating episode in cinematic history, utilizing sensitive performances as well as excerpts from Buñuel’s filmography to present a deeply ...

Last Chance Indies- David Crosby: Remember My Name (August 30 – September 5)

You thought you knew him. Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable ...

Fall Teen Producers Project 2019

Welcome to Media Arts Center San Diego’s Award Winning Teen Producers Project – Fall 2019!   In our Fall 2019 filmmaking programs, teens will learn the principals of documentary filmmaking or ...

Last Chance Indies – Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (August 9 – August 22)

Toni Morrison The Pieces I Am is a documentary celebrating the life and legacy of one of history’s most talented novelists, Toni Morrison. This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines ...

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (August 9 – August 22)

The Reports of Sarah and Saleem tells the story of Sarah, an Israeli café owner living in West Jerusalem, who has a clandestine relationship with Saleem, her Palestinian bread vendor, who lives in East Jerusalem. ...

What You Gonna Do When The World’s On Fire? (August 16 – August 22)

What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? is the story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of young African American men sent shockwaves ...