Today at the SLO International Film Festival

Indie Filmmaker Panel

What: Visiting filmmakers share stores of success and failure as they discuss the challenges of financing, producing and marketing movies.

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Holiday Inn Express, 1800 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo

How much: $5. Passes to all festival events can be purchased at festival headquarters, 1021 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo.

Independent Film Awards and King Vidor Award Tribute

What: James Cromwell, Adam Arkin and other special guests honor Oscar winner Alan Arkin, recipient of this year’s King Vidor Career Achievement Award. A question-and-answer session is followed by a screening of “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming.”

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Fremont theater, 1025 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo

How much: $20 to $25

More information: 546-3456, www.slofilmfest.org