The 26th Annual Florida Film Festival Announces Program Lineup and Celebrity Guests

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Orlando, FL – (March 29, 2017) – Today the Florida Film Festival announced the program lineup for the 26th Annual Festival, April 21-30, 2017, in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida, with Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and Primary Public Partners Orange County Government and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. The Festival will screen 182 films representing 40 countries, along with celebrity guest appearances, forums, and parties. Of the films selected, 139 have premiere status, including 17 world premieres. Full lineup listed below. Film descriptions, trailers, stills, and schedule available at:


“This year’s lineup just blows me away,” commented Matthew Curtis, Florida Film Festival Programming Director. “With records being set in just about every aspect of the programming and selection process—including number of submissions, countries represented, female filmmakers (76!) and returning FFF alumni (40)—the diversity of new and returning voices combined with bold and uncompromising filmmaking talent promise to make 2017 a glorious, binge-worthy festival year.”


The 19 features and 65 short films in the American Independent Competition will be eligible for up to three awards each: a Grand Jury Award for best film in that category, a Special Jury Award given at the jury’s discretion for exceptional achievements, and an Audience Award determined by audience votes for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, and Best Short Film. International films are also eligible for Audience Awards for Best International Feature and Best International Short, and an Audience Award will be given for the Best Midnight Short as well.


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