Florida Film Festival lineup includes 167 films, appearance by William Shatner

MAITLAND, Fla. — The Florida Film Festival has announced its lineup for its 31st year, and it will boldly go where no previous film festivals have gone before.


The festival takes place April 8-17 in Maitland and Winter Park.

This year, the festival will screen 167 films — both feature-length and shorts — representing 37 countries, according to a news release. Of the films, 145 will be premieres, and 24 of them will be world premieres, the news release states.

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“We are incredibly proud to have the opportunity to present these artists’ extraordinary work, and we could not be more thrilled about introducing these talented filmmakers and bringing such an entertaining and diverse group of films to our audience,” Matthew Curtis, Florida Film Festival’s programming director, said in a news release. “This year’s lineup includes 84 women and eight nonbinary filmmakers — the most in our 31-year history and 55% of our total programming — and their voices will be represented throughout every part of the festival. In addition, there are numerous films that speak to environmental concerns about preservation, conservation, sustainability and the wonders of our natural world.”

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In addition to the plethora of films, there will also be celebrity sightings. Following a screening of the 1986 film “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” on April 16 at the Enzian, star William Shatner will do a live Q&A with the audience.

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Enzian Theater in Maitland has been hosting the Florida Film Festival since 1992.

See the festival’s full lineup here.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.