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Sarasota Filmfestival 2016

Sarasota Film Festival
Held annually in Sarasota, FL., The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 180 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks. Entering our 18th year, we're proud to bring the best new and veteran independent filmmakers to our Festival with local and kid-friendly programs that showcase our idyllic Gulf Coast community.

Make time in your busy viewing schedule for events the Sarasota Film Festival is known for, including red carpet soirees like the Opening Night Film and Party. We welcome celebrity guests, film lovers, and local filmmakers alike with the best in dining, entertainment and spectacular settings. Our Conversation Series features intimate discussions throughout the week with accomplished stars, writers and directors, offering a considered look inside their art while our annual Closing Night Film with Filmmaker Tribute Awards closes out the Festival in grand style at the Sarasota Opera House.