If you happen to be in Orlando at the end of April, it's worth checking out the Oscar-qualifying Florida Film Festival.
- When? TBC April 2018
- Where? Florida
- Price: Individual tickets are $9 for a matinee or $11 after 5pm
For more than 20 years the Florida Film Festival has been reeling in thousands of visitors every spring, showcasing some of the best current, international and independent cinema of the year. Returning again this year with its tried-and-tested format, the festival will take place across ten days, presenting more than 150 films and a selection of fantastic events that will bring a variety of entertainment to proceedings. Some top filmmakers are sure to be in attendance offering film-buffs the chance to meet and chat with some of the film industry's top talents.
The primary venues will be situated in Winter Park and Maitland. You can purchase a festival pass online and select packages which allow you to choose films to guarantee a spot. Onsite, you'll find plenty of places to socialise, including the hand-crafted cocktail area and quirky Eden Bar.
We're not the only ones impressed by the festival; as Academy-Award winning actor Jon Voight (of Midnight Cowboy fame) said: 'this wonderful community is bringing so much love of film to new generations of young people... You touched my heart!' We couldn't agree more. With that in mind, keep a look out for the cool, see-and-be-seen parties that take place throughout the event, as these are always popular and you'll want to be in the know when it comes to deciding which are the best ones to attend.
Now all you'll need to do is reel in your mates to go with you.
- Get there: The festival takes place across a few venues, many of which have on-site parking for drivers.
- Stay: Book accommodation in Florida's Winter Park area or travel from Orlando if you're extending your trip to visit the parks.
Visit the Florida Film Festival website for more information and to book tickets.
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