Florida Film Festival announces lineup for 30th year

MAITLAND, Fla. — Hollywood is coming to Central Florida.

The Florida Film Festival on Wednesday announced its lineup for its 30th year, which runs April 9 through the 22 at the Enzian in Maitland, in Winter Park and online.

This year, the festival will screen 164 films that represent 31 countries. Of those, 151 will be premieres including 23 of them being world premieres.

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will also be a virtual component to the festival that will allow moviegoers to safely watch some of the films from home.

“We are incredibly proud to have the opportunity to present these artists’ extraordinary work on both the big screen at Enzian and virtually as well,” Matthew Curtis, Florida Film Festival Programming Director, said in a news release. “The highest percentage of films ever (over 92%), will be making their Florida debut at the festival, and we could not be more thrilled about introducing these talented filmmakers and presenting such an entertaining and diverse group of films to our audience.”

The lineup includes 90 women or non-binary filmmakers, the most in the festival’s 30-year history and adding up to 55% of the total programming and “represented throughout every part of the festival,” Curtis said.

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A third live-action shorts program has also been added to the International Showcase for the first time, according to the news release.

This year’s lineup includes 90 women or non-binary filmmakers--the most in our 30-year history and

The Grand Jury Award, Special Jury Award, Audience Award and more will be given to select films.

Click here to see the full lineup.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.