The Fun of the Florida Film Festival
Enjoy a festival? Like food? Love movies? Well this might be the perfect thing for you then… The Florida Film Festival blends two favourites to produce the perfect outcome, resulting in the tagline: Film. Food. Fun.
Does what it says on the tin.
The Festival is so well respected that it’s recognised as one of the best film events in all of America. Which makes sense considering that 2012 will mark its 21st birthday. Ah, they grow so fast.
This year, the festival kicks off on April 13th and lasts for a whopping ten days. To mark their very important birthday, the festival will showcase over 160 independent and foreign movies, invite over 100 filmmakers and special guests and supply a salivating array of delicious food. Amongst the activities is a special screening of the 1971 movie The Last Picture Show complete with a Q&A with the star and Hollywood icon Cloris Leachman. Other special guests include the Oscar-nominated writer and director Barry Levinson.
Taking place in the tourist hotspot of Orlando, the food is almost as important and the movies themselves. Food-related events span from the Saturday Evening Feast for $125 a ticket, to the Taste and Presentation talk for a slighter cheaper $10. To fuse food with cinema, the opening night party is ideal as it will be screening the highly anticipated Renee and will be followed by a super stylish party at the Enzian and Eden Bar where the cocktails will be flowing.
Back to the films though.. as the festival showcases the best in cutting-edge cinema from around the globe, you can expect to find a busy screening schedule that’s packed with films to suit all tastes. Individual tickets start at around $10 but those with money to spare might be interested in the range of passes and packages. $50 will get you five film vouchers where as a generous $1,000 buys you the Movie Star Pass. Which basically means you’re a God amongst mortals. Florida holidays- they’re not just about theme parks y’know.