Florida Film Festival packs and passes include invitations to some festival celebrations.
Olive Garden Restaurant’s Italian Cinema Night
Monday, April 11
7:00 PM Film: After Midnight
8:30 PM Reception in the Courtyard at Enzian Theater
As you emerge from the lush romantic Italian nostalgia of AFTER MIDNIGHT, awaiting you on the Enzian Courtyard will be a delightful Italian repast—wines and cheese provided by your friends at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants. Buona sera! (And should you need a touch more Italy—legendary film master Michelangelo Antonioni renders a vivid chapter in Eros, on screen at 9:30.)
Nobody does it better! Full Sail Real World Education follows up the Music Video Panel by pulling out all the stops to welcome visiting filmmakers to the Florida Film Festival, reinforcing the festival’s reputation as one of the best party festivals in the country. Located at brand new East of Paris, this dynamic party will be pure excitement with rocking tunes and great food!
Sponsored by Metro Orlando Film & Entertainment Commission, a division of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission
Thursday, April 14
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Downtown Media Arts Center
39 S. Magnolia Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
By Invitation Only
This exclusive by invitation-only event showcases the Downtown Media Arts Center along with a delicious array of food and drink. Elegance and fun mix as Festival Pass Holders mingle with the festival’s many visiting filmmakers and special guests.
Industry Wrap Party
Friday, April 15th
6:30p PM -8:30 PM by invitation only
8:30 PM open to the public
9:00 PM Karaoke
An Tobar Irish Pub
Hotel Orlando North
600 N. Lake Destiny Drive
Maitland, FL 32751
A one-of-a-kind authentic Irish pub, shipped piece by piece from Eire and lovingly reconstructed on site, An Tobar (gaelic for “The Well”) is the unique location for this raucous festival gathering. Festival Film Industry Partners celebrate filmmakers and film lovers alike at this fun party featuring pub grub, plenty of Stella Artois (Official Beer of the Florida Film Festival) and (buckle your seatbelts) Filmmaker Karaoke at 9:00.
Enjoy a delicious sit down luncheon prepared by Executive Chef Josh Oakley and experience the adrenaline rush of filmmakers receiving Audience and Jury Awards in the American Independent Competition. In years past, awards were given as part of the Gala; however, we feel that they are important enough to deserve an event of their own. A fun event built on a Florida theme, this lively luncheon kicks off a brand new tradition for the festival. Without argument, this is the place to be for the most enthusiastic film lovers.
Florida Film Festival Revel
(formerly Festival Gala)
April 16, 2005
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
633 Osceola Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Park at the SunTrust parking facility and take the special Revel Trolley to the party
Proceeds support Enzian Theater’s non-profit mission to entertain, inspire, educate, and connect the community through film.
The 2005 Florida Film Festival celebrates Enzian Theater’s 20th Anniversary in the spirit of the Roaring ‘20s! Kick up your heels with the delirious decadence of Scott and Zelda at this unforgettable Gatsbyesque lawn party set in one of Central Florida’s most stunning locations and featuring authentic ‘20s sounds by the Cocoanut Manor Orchestra. Don your ‘20s style finery …Celebrate with festival friends and visiting celebrities … Dance the Charleston … Enjoy delicious dining and flowing spirits … and party like it’s 1925! A surprise awaits you around every corner at this magical party. Visiting celebrities will be honored for their many contributions to the art of film and everyone in attendance is guaranteed to enjoy a party that is sure to be the talk of the town.
Florida Film Festival Preview Party
Sponsored by and
Thursday, March 31
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn
110 S. Orlando Avenue, Winter Park
By invitation only
Join us for the grand opening of Festival Headquarters and an opportunity to get a sneak peak at the excitement of the festival. Sponsors, staff, pass holders, and festival enthusiasts gather at this fun "event before the event" for a look at festival previews, first crack at the Orlando Sentinel festival insert, and a convivial celebration featuring good food, good drink, and the best company imaginable.
“Sterling Salutes the Silver Screen”
Opening Night Film and Party
Friday, April 8
6:30 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Film: SAVING FACE preceded by MOVIES ARE BETTER
9:00 PM until 12:00 AM Party under the stars at Enzian Theater
Opening Night Party $45 or 5 vouchers/Opening Night Film and Party $75
Join fellow festivians and special guests actor Joan Chen and director Alice Wu for a grand festival kick-off celebration featuring wonderful wines from Sterling Vineyards, culinary treats from Executive Chef Josh Oakely, dancing under the stars, and—back by popular demand—the Peterbrooke chocolate fountain. Join in the fun and help us set the tone for ten days of fun!
Sterling Vineyards Wine Tastings
Saturday, April 9, 3:45-4:15pm (preceding Pucker Up)
Saturday, April 9, 6:30-7:00pm (preceding Layer Cake)
Sunday, April 10, 3:45-4:15pm (preceding Forgiving Dr. Mengele)
Sunday, April 10, 6:30-7:00pm (preceding Boxers and Ballerinas)
Enzian Theater auditorium
Sterling Vineyards and the Florida Film Festival team up to host four special events for film and wine fans. Complimentary casual wine tastings will be offered before the 3:45 and 6:30 screenings on April 9 and April 10. Tastings will be held inside the Enzian Theater and include free samples of Sterling wines poured by a representative from their Napa Valley winery. Tickets to film required for entry.