Media Alert: 2020 Sarasota Film Festival Postponed

March 12, 2020, SARASOTA, FL – Under the guidance of The Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis to postpone any mass gatherings in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19, the 2020 Sarasota Film Festival, scheduled for March 27- April 5, 2020 has been postponed.

The festival will look to another time when public health officials have determined a time when the public can safely attend large-scale events. The Sarasota Film Festival remains committed to continuing efforts to promote the vision and art of storytelling and filmmaking while ensuring the health and safety of their audiences and patrons. Plans for the festival’s future will be shared in the coming weeks.

“We are very appreciative of all the support we have received from the industry and local community and as always the health and safety of our audiences remains a top priority, and we look forward to determining a new vision for this festival at the appropriate time and supporting our filmmakers in the months to come,” said Mark Famiglio, Chairman and President of the Sarasota Film Festival. For additional information please visit

About Sarasota Film Festival

Held annually in Sarasota, Florida, the Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 200 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks. Entering our 22nd year, we’re proud to bring the best new and established independent filmmakers to our Festival with local and kid-friendly programs that showcase our idyllic Gulf Coast community. The festival is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization and also offers a year-round educational program, which reaches thousands of local students through classic film showcases, film contests, summer camps and instructional workshops.

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Sarasota Film Festival Releases The Vision of Film In Their 2020 Poster

SFF 2020 Poster

“As the film industry matures over the last many years, it becomes increasingly important that we recognize the vision and spirit of filmmakers who have allowed us to better understand our own lives and the global condition with more clarity,” said Chairman and Co-Founder of the Festival Mark Famiglio. “This year the SFF vision poster represents the simplicity of text and yet underscores the complexity of our social dynamics and communication within the U.S.  and around the world, demonstrating various and many dimensions to this poster just has there are many dimensions to a seemingly simple film.”

Festival Chairman and Co-Founder Mark Famiglio
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