The 2013 Florida Film Festival, sponsored by Full Sail University, announced that a record-breaking 170 films representing 23 countries were selected from over 1500 entries. Of the 170 films, 143 are having their Florida premiere (or higher) at the Festival. There will be 22 World premieres, 4 North American premieres, 4 US premieres, 40 East Coast premieres, and 49 Southeast premieres. This year’s Festival runs April 5-14, 2013 and is located in Central Florida.
2013 Florida Film Festival locations: Enzian Theater, Regal Winter Park Village, Garden Theatre, Central Park, The Copper Rocket Pub, RanGetsu, Eden Bar, Cask and Larder and Rick’s Speakeasy (Pssst! The password is: Revel 22)
Tickets: Single tickets are between $9-$11 (depending on the film). Packages range from $50-$180. All film tickets may be purchased Online, at the Box Office or via Phone.
Parking: Enzian Theater (1300 S. Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751), additional parking across the street at State Farm and First Watch. CLICK HERE for parking map.
- YOU HAVE THIS LONG (Dir. Brian Quain, August 2012 FilmSlam)
- THE COMMITTEE (Dir. Lisa Mills & Robert Cassanello, University of Central Florida)
- BADASS BROCK (Dir. Eric Davis, Florida State University)
- THE BALLAD OF POISONBERRY PETE (Dir. Adam Campbell, Elizabeth McMahil & Uri Lotan, Ringling College of Art and Design)
- KLSTRDC (Dir. Eric Jaffe, Florida State University)
- THE WINTER (Dir. Teresa Sutherland, Florida State University)
- THE COLORS OF EVIL (Dir. Alyse Miller & Phillip Simon, Ringling College of Art and Design)
- Brouhaha Jury Selection & Audience Award Winner, KILLER KART (Dir. James Feeney, Florida State University – also a Midnight Short!)
- Journey to Planet X (Dir. Josh Koury and Myles Kane), a documentary about South Florida filmmakers Eric Swain and Troy Bernier & also an Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival 2012.
Florida Film Festival also welcomes back Florida filmmakers and film alumnus:
- T.R. Boyce, Producer of THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM
- Jay Klaitz, Co-Star of THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK
- Charlie Saulter, Producer and Julio Perez, Editor of THIS IS MARTIN BONNER
- Brad Bernstein, Writer/Director/Producer of FAR OUT ISN’T ENOUGH: THE TOMI UNGERER STORY
- Jorge Espinosa, Director of ICEBERG SLIM: PORTRAIT OF A PIMP
- Amy Hobby, Producer of SHEPARD & DARK
- Jana Brown, Director and Leigh Wulff, Producer of SKATE YRSELF CLEAN (Film was shot locally at Semoran Skateway!)
- Xander Robin, Director of ARE WE NOT CATS
- Randall Christopher, Director and Hugo Giraud, Animator of BACKYARD JAM
- Drew DeNicola, Co-Director and Danielle McCarthy, Producer of BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME
This year’s forums for filmmakers:
- The Changing Face of Distribution at Enzian Theater, Thursday, 4/11 11am – 12:30pm, FREE and open to the public
- Our Digital Future: Innovation at the Intersection of Creativity and Technology at Enzian Theater, Wednesday, 4/10 11am – 12:30pm (Sponsored by Walt Disney World Resort), FREE
- Anatomy of the Short Film at Full Sail Entertainment Business Auditorium, Wednesday, 4/10 1:30pm – 3pm (Sponsored and Presented by Full Sail University), FREE and open to the public
- Perseverance: Women in the Industry at Enzian Theater, Friday, 4/12 11am – 12:30pm, FREE and open to the public
- Filmmaker Forum at Winter Park Regal, Friday, 4/12 2pm – 3:30pm, FREE and open to the public
- Celebrate fellow filmmakers at the 2013 FFF Awards Brunch at Enzian Theater, Saturday, April 13th, 10:30am – 12pm, $20
Special Guests this year include:
- An Evening with Tippi Hedren, featuring The Birds (Also seen in FFF 2013 American Independent Competition film Free Samples)
- An Afternoon with Zoë Bell, featuring Death Proof
- A Brunch with Cary Elwes, featuring The Princess Bride
- A Taste of Movie Magic with Francine Segan & Book Signing at Enzian Theater, Saturday, 4/6 4:30pm – 6pm (Sponsored by Edible Orlando), $10 General Admission
- Southern Fare: Tales From the Great Storytellers at Enzian Theater, Sunday, 4/7 11am – 12:30pm (Sponsored by Edible Orlando), $10 General Admission
And for all the foodies out there, who may or may not be filmmakers, check out FFF’s Film and Food Celebration page! FREE receptions open to the public include:
- Italian Cinema Night, Sponsored by Buca di Beppo, Monday, April 8th, 7:30pm at Eden Bar Fountain area (Preceded by a digitally restored version of Fellini’s 8 1/2!)
- Whole Foods Market Tasting Reception on Tuesday, April 9th, 7:30pm at Eden Bar
If you want to talk about a particular film you loved/hated/made at the FFF, or just want to reflect on your experiences in general on-camera, find us and we’ll chat!