Sarasota Film Festival: 11th Edition Kicks Off March 27

sarasota-film-festivalAnother ambitious film festival is on the horizon, and it’s well within reach of the Tampa Bay area: The 11th annual Sarasota Film Festival runs March 27-April 5.

This year, more than 200 films will be screened, including dramas, family films and documentaries. The schedule is expected to be announced this Friday, March 13.

The fest’s funding this year derives in part from a $30,000 grant provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Institutional Grants Program.

It’s the third time the fest has received AMPAS funding, following grants of $20,000 in 2005 and $15,000 in 2007.

This year, AMPAS grants totaling $450,000 are going to 24 U.S. film festivals – Sarasota’s event was the only other Florida fest on the list of recipients.

For the full list of the grant recipients, click here.

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