Catch A Flick At The Sarasota Film Festival

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The Sarasota Film Festival is held every year! This amazing event showcases the best cinemas and hosts exciting programs and events. Each year, over 200 films of all different genres are screened. From documentaries and featured films to kids and shorts, you’ll be able to see it all. Make sure you check out all of the films at the Sarasota Film Festival Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 10th.


The Sarasota Film festival was founded in 1998. This is an international film festival that is viewable around the world. Each April, the film festival is put on to celebrate the amazing art of filmmaking, as well as the year-long programs for economic, educational, and cultural exploration for the community. Film tickets are sold to the general public at $15, while students and educators get a discounted rate of $10.  SSF Members can get into the festival for $11. You may purchase tickets beforehand or the day of at the box office.

Educational Programs

SFF educational programs are a great way to learn about the diverse artistic culture of film. Aside from the Sarasota Film Festival, SFF has valuable relationships with non-profits, corporate partners, and cultural organizations to aid in these educational and outreach initiatives. SFF provides resources for film production, public screening, field trips, and film academies to make these opportunities accessible to everyone. These educational programs are for everyone and anyone including adults. SFF has many different programs to choose from, including film classes, workshops, summer camps, screenwriter’s colony, VIP Trips, Junior Jury, Hollywood Nights Young Filmmaker Showcase, and so much more.

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If you would like to volunteer or need some community service hours, you can apply to be a Sarasota Film Festival volunteer on the website. As a non-profit organization, SFF relies on hundreds of volunteers each year to make the film festival and educational programs work.

If you don’t have the time to volunteer, there are other ways SFF could use your support. Donating, sponsoring, and purchasing memberships are all ways to help support this community of people and allow SFF to continue creating opportunities for others.

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