Sarasota Film Festival
April 2019 / Sarasota, FL / sarasotafilmfestival.com
Having just wrapped its 20th year, Sarasota Film Festival is a standout in the regional festival game, luring celebrities and locals alike to its home turf south of Tampa. With panels covering topics as diverse as “Sports in Cinema,” “Women’s Comedic Voices,” and “Redefining Manhood,” SFF takes on the issues facing moviemakers today, unafraid to dive into the nitty gritty and hyper-specific. And if “wisdom is with the aged”—as some ancient proverb surely must go—then moviemakers should delight that “older audiences turn out in droves,” notes a panelist.