• The Volunteer Video is here!

    The Volunteer Video is here!

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  • We're baaaaack!

    We're baaaaack!

    The Sarasota Film Festival announces the 2016-2017 Moonlight Movie schedule.

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In The News

SFF Membership

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 #DiversitySRQ trailer is here!


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. 

SFF to present Sophia Loren with Legend Award

SFF to present Sophia Loren with Legend Award

In the eighteen-year history of the Sarasota Film Festival, we have been fortunate to welcome some of the greatest actors and directors in film history to our beautiful city.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Sue Lindstrom

Volunteer Spotlight: Sue Lindstrom

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.

On The Reel

Thank You Volunteers!

This video is a tribute to the dedicated volunteers of Sarasota Film Festival. We couldn't do it without you! Every year, hundreds of Volunteers help SFF achieve their mission, which is to celebrate the art of filmmaking and the contribution of filmmakers by hosting an international Film Festival and developing year-long programs for the economic, educational and cultural benefit of our community. We are so grateful to the volunteers who have given of their time to help make the Sarasota Film Festival happens every single year. We extend the warmest thanks for your incredible service!

SFF Preview on Suncoast View!

Sarasota Film Festival President Mark Familigio and Creative Producer Michael Dunaway discuss the upcoming festival on Suncoast View. 

Paradise Garden SFF 2015 Interview

Howard Finster, the grandfather of the Southern Folk Art movement, was a pioneer that showed the world that Art can thrive outside of museums and galleries, in ordinary places and in everyday objects. He took what others might deem trash and turned it into something contemplative. He opened Paradise Garden for the world to enjoy, a true testament that Art comes to life when people are able to interact with it.

Car Dogs SFF Interview

Malcolm is a brilliant, callous businessman who is a vicious, overbearing father. His son Mark is the sales manager at Chamberlain Auto, the dealership that promises to do “Whatever It Takes” to put you in a new car. But on a scorching hot Saturday in the middle of the Phoenix summer, Mark has a chance to get his own dealership – and out form under the thumb of his father. At turn hilarious, gripping, and moving, it’s a film with something for everyone

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