Mark your calendars people, the 21st Florida Film Festival kicks off this weekend, running April 13-22, 2011. Full Sail is celebrating its ninth year as the event’s primary sponsor. With more than 150 films featured during the 10 day fest, including special food-centric events, and forums – there’s something delicious and entertaining for everyone. Check out the fantastic array of films at Florida Film Festival’s Video Stream on YouTube.
Since Ms. Sheri Cook, Marketing and Public Relations Manager at Enzian have gone above and beyond by providing me with comprehensive information for the upcoming Florida Film Festival 2012, I will let them speak for themselves.
About the Florida Film Festival:
The Florida Film Festival is the premier showcase in Central Florida for American independent and international film. Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the Festival debuted in 1992 and is a core program of ENZIAN, a nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1985. ENZIAN and the Florida Film Festival have served more than 1.5 million guests and hosted hundreds of notable celebrities including Paul Newman, Christopher Walken, Oliver Stone, Glenn Close, John Waters, Emma Stone, Campbell Scott, James Caan, Ed Burns, Jason Lee, Gena Rowlands, William H. Macy, Jon Voight, and Edward James Olmos. This year’s Festival features a record-breaking 167 films representing 31 countries and runs April 13-22. The Festival is funded in part by national and local businesses including Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and receives support from United Arts of Central Florida and the State of Florida, Department of the State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, National Endowment for the Arts, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, this project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
Enzian is Central Florida’s only full-time, not-for-profit cinema for first-run independent and international films, classic revivals, documentary features, and select family entertainment. Enzian, a member-supported organization serving the community for 27 years, is home to the internationally recognized Florida Film Festival and the Eden Bar. You can reach them via their website, Facebook, or Twitter.
- 168 films from 1707 submissions, 51 features and 117 shorts representing 31 countries
- 27 – World premieres, 5 – North American, 2 – US, 33 – East Coast, 53 – Southeast, 28 – Florida, and 18 films having their 2nd US screenings at FFF
- 33 – first time directors, 31 women directors, 38 FFF alumni, 35 student films, and 23 by first time writers
- 4 – 2012 Academy Award nominees including Best Foreign Language Film, Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Short, Best Documentary Short. Last year we had 2 films earn nominations, TIME FREAK for Best Live Action Short and THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE, which won our Audience Award for Best Short Film and went on to win this year’s Oscar for Best Animated Short. We also have a Student Academy Award winner in the Narrative Shorts competition.
Festival passes and ticket packages are already available for purchase online or at the Enzian box office. Festival Pass Holders gain VIP access to all films as well as other great benefits. Ticket package purchasers are invited to participate in early redemption which gives them the opportunity to redeem film vouchers for individual film tickets before they are available to the public. The complete Festival film lineup is available at Florida Film Festival Website. For more information on purchasing Festival tickets, packages, and passes, visit www.FloridaFilmFestival.com.
Check out the adorable press kit I was provided at the recent Press-Preview Party. So all you movie buffs out there, get your party hats and movie glasses on. It’s time to head over to Enzian!!
Giveaway – 2 Festival vouchers for film of choice (subject to availability). Shoot me a comment as to which film you would like to see it at this year’s Florida Film Festival and why?