For nearly two decades, the Sarasota Film Festival has maintained its position as one of the leading tastemakers and trailblazers of the global film community, while advancing Sarasota’s own legacy of excellence in the arts and education. Each year, we welcome an unprecedented volume and diversity of cinema (over 250 films last year), as well as some of the most acclaimed and burgeoning actors, directors, screenwriters, and musicians of our time.
The trailer for the 2nd annual SFF – Booker High School Film Academy student film, #diversitySRQ, is here!
The film takes you along with the students as they embark on a cultural exploration-- the similarities of their history, the emotion of each other’s treasured traditions, and the pride in other’s current day values.
The SFF Screening Committee are a group of Volunteers that reviews submissions for the selection of the Sarasota Film Festival. With over 1,300 film submissions this year, our Screeners have helped us to determine which submitted films should be considered for the final program. It can be fun, but it’s definitely not an easy task. With having screened over 140 films in 2015 and now 174 films for 2016, Sue Lindstrom is a pro and a superstar.