Florida Film Festival: Parties & Food Events

It’s once again time to celebrate another year of fine food & film at the Florida Film Festival.  Head to Eden Bar and celebrate with new friends and old. This will certainly be a party to remember. Here’s the line up for the 10 days of killer drink specials, great live music, scrumptious food, and most importantly more than 150 movies.


Opening Night Party

Friday, April 13, 8PM–12Midnight, Enzian & Eden Bar

Ticket Price: $85/Opening Night Film and Party Combined Ticket Price: $100

Central Florida is teeming with culinary all-stars. Enzian and the Florida Film Festival are proud to have some of these top quality local restaurants represented on-site for one delicious night of food, drink, and revelry.  Participating restaurants include Eden Bar, The Ravenous Pig, K Restaurant & Wine Bar, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, 4Rivers Smokehouse, LUMA on Park, White Wolf Café, and Black Bean Deli!  In addition to these stellar restaurants, savor tastes from key Festival supporters Whole Foods Market and the official on-site beer of the Florida Film Festival, Widmer Brothers. Then once your palate is sated, sit back, relax, and enjoy the joyous musical styling of The Mud Flappers. Complimentary valet parking will be provided by Valet Today.

Filmmaker Welcome Party

Thursday April 19, 8-11PM, Rangetsu

Invite Only, Sponsored by Full Sail University

Industry Party

Friday, April 20, 8-11PM, Copper Rocket, Invite Only

Revel 21

Saturday, April 21, 8PM–12Midnight, Eden Bar

Free and Open to the Public


Saturday Evening Feast

Saturday, April 14, 6:30–10PM, Luma on Park

This event is the main course of the Florida Film Festival’s celebration of food. Come dine with us as local culinary maven Brandon McGlamery serves up an unforgettable meal for our guest chefs. This exclusive event is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any foodie. Special guests include Top Chef Season Two runner-up Marcel Vigneron, star of Syfy cable network’s Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen.

Food Forum

Taste and Presentation: The Digital Dish

Saturday, April 14, 11:30AM–1PM, Enzian

Ticket Price: $10, Sponsored by Edible Orlando

This mid-day event is packed with flavor and intrigue as culinary authorities speak about the ways modern media has shaped today’s food culture. Consider that, in 1993, Food Network was founded and largely considered nothing more than an upstart cable station aimed at offering recipes to home cooks across the US. Now—19 years later—the food television industry is worth over $1 billion and over 10,000 active food blogs are churning in English alone. Join us as the experts, ranging from cookbook authors to TV stars—speak to their exciting careers in the food and media worlds, while we all savor some tasty treats prepared by the Enzian kitchen. Culinary guests include Top Chef Season Two runner-up and star of the Syfy cable network’s Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen Marcel Vigneron, two-time cookbook author and award winning southern maven of deliciousness Martha Foose, and blogger/author and culinary artisan Gui Alinat.

Sunday Morning Brunches

Sunday, April 15 and Sunday, April 22, 11AM–2PM, Eden Bar

A la Carte

On both Sundays of the festival, enjoy a delicious brunch of frittata, homemade biscuits and gravy, and other favorites. Meet new festival friends and reminisce with old ones while sipping on a mimosa in the tropical locale of Enzian’s Eden Bar. These brunches are just what the doctor ordered for the morning after (or before) a full day of film viewing!

Olive Garden Italian Cinema Night

Sponsored by Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

Monday, April 16, 8:15–9:15PM, Eden Bar

Free and Open to the Public

This staple tasting night has become a beloved ritual for Festival attendees.  Join us at Eden Bar for a tasting of Italian treats and delights courtesy of festival supporter Olive Garden Italian Restaurant. The tasting reception is preceded by Marriage Italian Style at 6:30PM inside the theater. Film tickets at $10 each. The tasting reception is complimentary.

Whole Foods Market Tasting Night: Sweet n’ Savory Bites

Sponsored by Whole Foods Market

Tuesday, April 17, 7:30–9:30PM, Eden Bar

Free and Open to the Public

There is simply nothing better than cutting edge cinema and incredible food. On the Tuesday of the Festival, Whole Foods Market is pleased to offer Festival patrons a delicious sampling of their fine fare in an exciting between-film reception at Eden Bar.  This complimentary tasting reception is certainly a “can’t-miss”!

Popcorn Flicks

Tuesday, April 17

Free and Open to the Public

The City of Winter Park and Enzian collaborate to produce a cinema series in Winter Park.  The series is called “Popcorn Flicks” and features classic films for the whole family. Popcorn Flicks are usually held on the second Thursday of each month, but during the Florida Film Festival Popcorn Flicks is held on a Tuesday. The films are always FREE and open to the public. We encourage you to bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends and join us!

Wednesday Night Pitcher Show: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Wednesday, April 18, 8–9:30PM, Eden Bar

Free and Open to the Public

The Wednesday Night Pitcher Show has become a weekly staple for young cinephiles.  Grab a lawn chair or a blanket and pull up a seat on the hill next to Eden Bar.  The delectable food and drink specials with the ideal film will create the perfect pairing to savor with good friends.

Call Enzian at  (407) 629-1088 or go on-line at Florida Film Festival Website to purchase tickets.

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