Film festival slated

The San Diego Underwater Photographic Society (SDUPS) will hold its 40th Film Festival on April 25 at Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall.

This year, SDUPS has expanded the film festival’s program to include a matinee show featuring underwater films from local San Diego divers; a reception honoring many of San Diego’s underwater pioneers; a raffle to assist the San Diego Oceans Foundation; a headliner film from Steve Drogin shot utilizing his DeepSee submarine at depths greater than 1,000 feet; and a worldwide underwater film contest that includes a $500 first-place prize.

Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall is at 5775 Morehouse Drive.

Tickets for the festival are $20 and cover entrance to all of the festival’s events. For more information or to buy tickets, visit