The "Sea of Dreams" party at Michael's On East celebrated Children First CEO Philip Tavill's 20th anniversary.
The festival's official close presented jury and audience awards and the movie The Congressman.
The actor discussed Full Metal Jacket and his current movie, The Brainwashing of My Dad.
For this election year, the Cinema Tropicale party at Michael's On East was dubbed Cinema Politicale.
The star was honored with the Impact Award at the event at the Sarasota Yacht Club.
The 10th annual Paws on the Catwalk Luncheon took place April 7 at the Ritz, to benefit the Humane Society of Sarasota County.
This "positive vibe" luncheon to thank community volunteers and business partners took place April 6 at Michael's on East.
The actress, who appears in the festival movie Five Nights in Maine, spoke about her career April 3 at Florida Studio Theatre.
Attire and entertainment from other countries were a highlight of the April 3 event.
The opening night party followed the film Other People in the Grand Foyer of the Van Wezel and outside on the bayfront.
The fourth annual self-guided wine walk on TheRingling grounds took place Friday, April 1.
Visual artist Coco Fusco was presented this year's prize, administered by The Hermitage Artist Retreat, at a dinner Saturday, April 2, at Michael's On East.
The 18th annual festival kicked off Friday, April 1, with a movie and party at the Van Wezel.
A crowd gathered at the Ritz April 1 to honor Aimee Cogan, Donna Brace Ogilvie, and Girl of the Year Tyesha Brown.
Special guest performer Teresa Stanley, now a Broadway veteran, returned to town for this party.
Subscribers gathered as the hall announced its upcoming Broadway, classical and dance seasons.
The Neuro Challenge Foundation's Cause4Hope gala featured a Bond-inspired theme: Licensed to Thrill...Dressed to Kill, at Michael's On East March 24.
Sarasota Opera patrons gathered under tent for dinner before a concert marking the conclusion of the 28-year cycle of producing all of Verdi's music.
The annual event brought together food and wine lovers to benefit charities serving disadvantaged children.
Guests at the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund gala were moving to the groovin' at the disco-themed event at Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club.