Native Voices

The Sarasota Native American Film Festival Begins Tonight

A week of celebrating Native American culture through films, art, music and food kicks off tonight night at Sainer Pavilion.

09/09/2022 By Yasi Bahmanabadi

Film History

Costa Ronin Stars in a New Documentary About Late Soviet Film Star Oleg Vidov

"Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story" recounts the life of a celebrated Russian film star who was blacklisted during the Cold War and defected to America.

04/18/2022 By Megan McDonald

Star Turn

Jacqueline Bisset on Her Long Career and New Film

The film star sat down for an interview hours prior to the screening of her latest movie, "Loren & Rose," at the Sarasota Film Festival.

04/10/2022 By Kay Kipling

Opening Night

Jena Malone and Porcupine Open Sarasota Film Festival

The festival kicked off Friday night with a screening at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.

04/02/2022 By Kay Kipling

Star Power

Here Are the Celebs Coming to the 2022 Sarasota Film Festival

Kenny G! Jacqueline Bisset! Here's who you might bump into at the Sarasota Film Festival this year.

04/01/2022 By Megan McDonald

Local Talent

This Ringling College Student's First Feature Is Headed to the Sarasota Film Festival

Ringling College of Art and Design student Will Mauricette's film "Monopoly Money" is headed to the 2022 Sarasota Film Festival.

03/29/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Lights, Camera, Action!

Sarasota Film Festival Once More Brings Movies and Stars to Town

The fest will take place April 1-10, with a mix of in-person and virtual screenings and events.

03/16/2022 By Kay Kipling

Film

2021 'Visions of the Black Experience' Film Series Announced

The free series celebrates and illuminates the historical, social and cultural aspects of Black life through film.

11/09/2021 By Staff

That's a Wrap

Sarasota Film Festival Closes with Award Winners Named

This year's hybrid fest presented films both in person and online, and included a Friday night street party.

05/11/2021 By Kay Kipling

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

Sustainable cinema

Sarasota Film Festival Series Shows the Local Effects of Climate Change

The four mini-documentaries will premiere on the festival's website on Friday, April 30.

04/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Sneak Peek

What Will You Watch at the Sarasota Film Festival?

This year's event offers both virtual and in-person screenings of a range of films, including the hit My Octopus Teacher.

04/28/2021 By Kay Kipling

OMG's

A New Short Film Profiles Gordon Gregory of G's Southern Kitchen

Colin Reid's short film about the chef and owner of G's will premiere next week as part of the Sarasota Film Festival.

04/23/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Preview

Sarasota Film Festival Announces Some Upcoming Titles

A documentary on star Rita Moreno is the opening night movie for the festival, taking place April 30 through May 9.

04/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Film

Film Festival Highlights Native American Voices

The Sarasota Film Festival's Native American Film Festival will show 21 films virtually, beginning this Friday, March 19.

03/18/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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

Coming Attractions

Sarasota Film Festival Announces a Virtual Movie Lineup

The shows must go on, despite COVID-19.

04/21/2020 By Kay Kipling

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

Public Health

2020 Sarasota Film Festival Cancelled

SFF officials said they will look to reschedule the event at a time "when the public can safely attend large-scale events."

03/13/2020 By Megan McDonald