Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Are you looking for a film festival that also offers some sunshine? If so, set your sights on the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. This festival attracts film buffs from across the country to the sandy shores of South Florida. Over the course of the festival, over 200 films are screened at the Cinema Paradiso year round art cinema on Sixth Street in Fort Lauderdale. Beyond the screenings, there are many other events that make this festival special including parties, seminars, outdoor screenings, and yacht tours. For a film festival with a distinctly Floridian personality, check out the festival in Fort Lauderdale.

fort lauderdale international film festivalThe 2011 Festival

In 2011, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will return for the 26th year. All year long the Cinema Paradiso art cinema screens films, but the FLIFF (Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival), which takes place over the course of several weeks in October and November ( October 21 through November 11 ), brings even more films to the cinema. Film enthusiasts can expect to see world films, American independent films, documentaries, shorts, and even children's films. If you've always wanted to attend Hollywood style premieres, this festival will give you that opportunity.

Planning a Visit

Keep your eye on the official Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival website for up-to-date information on film screenings and other events. This is an incredibly popular festival, so be sure to plan ahead when it comes to plane reservations and choosing accommodations. Fort Lauderdale is known for its fantastic oceanfront Fort Lauderdale vacation rentals. These villas are the perfect complement to a relaxing getaway to Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale is also home to a major international airport that is easy to reach from across the country.

More from FLIFF

If the dates don't work with your schedule for the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, that doesn't mean you have to miss out. Throughout the year there are smaller events held at Cinema Paradiso. For example, in August 2011 a short festival, Caliente Film Festival , featuring the work of Spanish language films, is taking place. No matter what time of year you are planning a trip to Fort Lauderdale you can enjoy independent films.

General admission for films is $9. Students and seniors pay $7. If you want to support the work of FLIFF, you can become a member and pay just $5 a ticket. The FLIFF website allows you to watch trailers before purchasing tickets to help you narrow down their wide selection of films.

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