Invest in the Future of Independent Film Our goal is to raise $20,000 during the 20th Annual Sarasota Film Festival. The Education department has reached over 18,000 students of all ages in our local community with original in-class programming, organized free field trips to the Festival and special events. Demand for our classes is ever-increasing. In 2018, we are adding exciting new programs such as a 20-Hour Film Contest, classes in filmmaking techniques, workshops and screenings with renowned industry professionals that will expand the knowledge and film skills of local students. Your donation will allow some deserving student to pursue their dream of filmmaking. A generous anonymous donor will match all gifts made during the Film Festival up to $20,000.
Welcome to our new ticketing interface! These listings are posted in advance of our ticket sales. Peruse our films and add your favorite films to your wishlist. When tickets go on sale, you can order directly from your wishlist. Tickets go on sale March 24 to members and March 26 to the general public. The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) is recognized as a world-class platform for thought-provoking films from some of the best known and emerging independent voices. Although we are one of nearly 850 film festivals in North America, we continually rank in the top ten percent.