Ten days and 160 films make up the 18th annual Florida Film Festival. This year’s event will pair some of the best of independent films with a food and wine indulgence. The highly acclaimed festival is recognized as one of the top in the nation, where a win at this event can qualify the film for Academy Award consideration. The event, beginning March 27 and continuing until April 5, 2009, is sponsored by the Enzian Theater and Full Sail University.
theme “Original Cinema.” The Food and Wine Weekend, the opening weekend component of the Festival, takes this theme one step further with a gastronomical exploration of “Temptation, Indulgence, and Redemption.” Celebrity chef Cat Cora—Food Network’s first and only female “Iron Chef”—will be among the weekend’s special guests.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for the special parties, events and movies at Florida Film Festival 09.