• The dates for the 20th Annual Sarasota Film Festival April 13-22, 2018.
  • Watch a movie at the beach during Sarasota Film Festival's Moonlight Movies free film series.

The Sarasota Film Festival

This Sarasota, Florida world-class ten-day celebration presents a diverse selection of thought-provoking narrative, documentary, and short independent films from some of the best known and emerging filmmakers. Of the nearly 850 film festivals in North America, the Sarasota Film Festival continually ranks in the top ten percent.

The 20th Annual Sarasota Film Festival Takes Place April 13-22, 2018

The 2018 Festival features over 180 cinema screenings including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks, celebrity guests, scintillating soirees, and family fun. The Sarasota Film Festival runs from 10 a.m. to midnight daily. A complete schedule of Festival events and a digital Film Guide with a listing of the movies are available on SFF’s website, and in print at various Sarasota businesses and the SFF Box Office.

Where to Purchase Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online, by calling 941.366.6200, and at the Sarasota Film Festival Box Office in the lobby of Regal Hollywood 11 (formerly Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20), at 1900 Main Street downtown Sarasota. General/Non-member tickets $15, Sarasota Film Festival Members $11, $10 for Students, Educators, and School Administrators (with valid ID), Children 12 and under can attend all SFF and youthFest films for free. The box office will open to Sarasota Film Festival members on March 24 and to the general public on March 26, 2018.

Sarasota Film Festival Membership Benefits

SFF (Sarasota Film Festival) memberships is a tax-deductible way to support the art of filmmaking, as well as SFF’s year-round education and outreach programs. Members receive exclusive discounts on film and event tickets, access to purchase film festival tickets in advance during Member Days, and many more benefits. You can earn more about becoming an SFF Member by visiting their website.

SFF Educational and Cultural Community Programs and Events

The SFF Education department offers a variety of free in-classroom and out-of-classroom education programs, for students from elementary school through adulthood year-round. To learn more about Sarasota Film Society’s education and outreach opportunities visit their website.

Sarasota Film Festival Moonlight Movies

The Sarasota Film Festival presents free outdoor movies for visitors and residents throughout the year. Films are shown at Sarasota parks and beaches. Movie screenings are weather dependent so be sure to confirm with SFF if rain or thunderstorms are in the forecast, which can be done by calling or visiting their Facebook page. Bring a blanket, chairs, and refreshments then enjoy watching a movie under the stars!