Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: May 6-12

WBTT delivers soul music outdoors, the Sarasota Film Festival continues, Best of Ringling goes online, and more.

05/06/2021 By Kay Kipling

Parallel Universe

Kids' Film Contest Helps Them Imagine Life Beyond the Pandemic

The Sarasota Film Festival will host a contest called "Parallel Universes," where kids can imagine a world without the pandemic.

02/24/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Dawn of the Dead

It's Not Too Late For Kids To Join World's Largest Zombie Movie

A local family has partnered with the Sarasota Film Festival to create an online experience for kids stuck at home.

04/23/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Playing Soon

Music, Movies, and (Some of) Romeo and Juliet, All Coming Up

A virtual happy hour concert, Shakespearean monologues, and an all-new Sarasota Film Festival.

04/14/2020 By Kay Kipling

Women in Film

Through Women's Eyes Film Festival Celebrates International Female Filmmakers

The festival will showcase women-inspired films and celebrate International Women's Day from March 6-8.

02/27/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Slime time

'Slime Blowout' Coming to Sarasota Next Month

The convention will feature several "VIP Slimers," plus an ASMR film festival.

09/11/2019 By Olivia Epstein

LOCAL FILM

Local Documentary Receives Three Awards at Film Festival Screenings Across the Country

Since its original test screening in Sarasota, the documentary has been shown at eight film festivals, receiving three separate awards along the way.

03/06/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: March 30-April 5

The Sarasota Film Festival opens, a Whiskey Obsession Festival, La Musica and more.

03/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Entertainment

Film Festival Unveils Promotional Artwork

The Sarasota Film Festival on Thursday released new promotional artwork for the 2017 festival, which takes place March 31-April 9.

02/10/2017 By staff

Preview

Music, Memories and More with Annie Morrison and a New Movie

The Sarasota actress will introduce a screening of a documentary about the Broadway show Merrily We Roll Along, in which she starred.

12/30/2016 By Kay Kipling Photography by Courtesy Photo

Compare and Contrast

The Year's Second Christine Chubbuck Film Opens in Sarasota Nov. 25

"Christine" is the second film released this year to delve into the story of a Sarasota television reporter who shot herself live on air in 1974.

11/14/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 9 Things to Do: April 21-27

Beatnik bongo jazz at Fogartyville, previews begin for the Asolo Rep’s Josephine, comedian Brian Regan at the Van Wezel and more.

04/21/2016 By Ilene Denton

Star Watch

Actress Olympia Dukakis Honored at Sarasota Film Festival Luncheon

The Oscar-winning star received the Impact Award for her career on and offscreen.

04/08/2016 By Kay Kipling

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 7 Things to Do: April 7-13

Selby Gardens Music Series, Jazz in the Ballpark, graffiti art battle and more.

04/07/2016 By Ilene Denton

Star Watch

Screen Star Sophia Loren Pays Sarasota a Visit

The actress talked about her career and accepted the Legend Award from the Sarasota Film Festival.

04/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 7 Things to Do: March 31-April 6

The Sarasota Film Festival begins, Chris Botti plays the Van Wezel, the Bishop Planetarium screens Star Trek and more.

03/31/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Lights, Camera, Action

Must-See Movies at the 2016 Sarasota Film Festival

SFF programming director Michael Dunaway shares his top 10 picks for this year's festival.

03/29/2016 By Kay Kipling

If It Bleeds

Movie About On-Air Sarasota Suicide Screens at Film Festival April 2 and 3

Kate Plays Christine comes to Sarasota after winning a special jury award at January's Sundance Film Festival and earning rave reviews from a number of critics.

03/23/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Star Power

Sophia Loren to Accept Legend Award at 2016 Sarasota Film Festival

The Academy Award-winning actress will accept the award during an appearance at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

03/10/2016 By Megan McDonald

Film

Sarasota Film Festival Unveils 2016 Ad Campaign

Gisselle Tirse and Nikrelle Mackey, both Ringling College of Art and Design students, created the artwork.

02/09/2016 By Megan McDonald