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FLiFF Film Festival 2018 Dates



Fort Lauderdale, FL –  The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF), a top destination event set at a time of year when South Florida weather is at its best, is known for its relaxed, casual, fun, and friendly down-to-earth atmosphere. FLiFF rolls out more than 200 American Indie and foreign language films and hosts special guests with meet and greet gatherings and parties from Nov 2 – Nov 18, 2018.

Throughout the years, the annual event, now in its 33rd year, has created some of the most original, over-the-top and quirky parties befitting of the South Florida tropical lifestyle. This year FLiFF has done it again.

“We’re fortunate to live in a truly beautiful coastal area that showcases both culture and a casual outdoor lifestyle. As such, we’ve created several fun, unique and unforgettable film events at a variety of venues for both locals and visitors to experience a slice of the Fort Lauderdale life,” commented Gregory von Hausch, President and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Friday, Nov 2, 7:00pm:  Always stylish and exciting, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host FLiFF’s opening night, red-carpet film premiere and reception for the fourth year.. This year the event will be an outdoor garden party at the Hard Rock Event Center, Hollywood’s premiere live music venue.

Wed. Nov 7, 7:00pm:  The Dive-In Movie and Pool Deck Party at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort offers a truly Fort Lauderdale Beach experience. Movie-goers arrive in bathing suits, shorts and flip flops and sip on tropical drinks as they enjoy the cash bar and buffet. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with mermaids pool-side, a movie screen floats in the water. What’s showing? Where the Boys Are of course, at exact the location where the 1960 Classic was shot.

Thursday, Nov 8, 7:30pm:  Danish filmmaker Mads Brügger arrives from Copenhagen in time for the red carpet Southeast Premiere of his dark comedy, The Saint Bernard Syndicate at Sunrise Civic Center Theater. After the film and Q & A, attendees may share a drink, a nosh and conversation with the director and other film buffs.

Monday, Nov 12, 5:30pm boarding:  Sail off at 6pm on an evening cruise down the scenic Intracoastal aboard The Musette yacht for the Shorts at Sea Boat Party and Buffet and open bar. The four unique short films have no dialogue; The Vest, Silence Before The Rain, Animal Cinema and From Life.  Attire is nautical.

Thursday, Nov 15, 7:00pm – A Night at the Museum … Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is the premier destination for exhibitions and programs. What better place to present the Florida Premiere of The Art and Times of Frosty Myers – a joyous, rebellious and nostalgic portrait of a multi-talented artist Forrest “Frosty” Myers, whose wide-ranging works include NYC landmark artwork “The Wall” aka “The Gateway to Soho”, “The Moon Museum”, the first artwork placed on the Moon, and his radical furniture that blurred the lines of art and design.

Saturday, Nov 17 – 3:45pm: On the south campus of Broward College is Bailey Hall, the cavernous, multilevel performing-arts center where FLiFF will honor Oceans 8 (2018) director Gary Ross, one of the most prolific filmmakers today, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a tribute screening of his 1998 award –winning film, Pleasantville.  Ross is also known for The Hunger Games and Seabiscuit  among many other great films. After, enjoying a cash bar, buffet and Jamba Juice smoothies, at 7:00 pm, FLiFF presents the Florida Premiere of Sharkwater: Extinction, the thrilling and inspiring action-packed journey that exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it; a conspiracy that is leading to the extinction of sharks. The late Rob Stewart tragically lost his life while filming Sharkwater: Extinction in the Florida Keys. Rob’s life was dedicated to the preservation of the Ocean and the betterment of the Planet.

Nov 18, 7:30pm: The FLIFF Wrap Party is anything but par for course, as the over the top event, at Fort Lauderdale Country Club shuttles guests via Golf carts to the fairway for a Drive-In-Movie of the uproarious golf-themed 1980’s classic, Caddyshack. Once all arrive, there will be more than 100 golf carts on the fairway ready for seating attendees after they order their drinks at the bar and partake of a sumptuous buffet.

In addition to the film events above, the 33rd Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival offers nightly gatherings and Film/Food/Wine pairings featuring cuisine and wines from the film’s country of origin.

Tickets go on sale on September 15.

For more details and to purchase advance tickets visit: www.FLiFF.com and for a look at the venues and the highlighted events this year, click here:  https://bit.ly/2wpdgVW

Below are dates and venues.

Nov 2-18: Films, parties, gatherings day and night
Savor Cinema
503 SE 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Nov 2-18: Films, parties, gatherings day and night
Cinema Paradiso-Hollywood
2008 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood FL 33320

Nov 2: Opening Night Film and Party
Hard Rock Event Center
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319

Nov 7: Dive-In Movie & Pool Deck Party
Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Nov 8: Centerpiece Film & Party
Sunrise Civic Center Theater,
10610 W Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33351

Nov 12: Shorts At Sea Boat Party & Buffet
The Musette
Docked behind Savor Cinema

Nov 13 & 14: Films
Museum of Art
1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Nov 15:  Film & Party
NSU Art Museum of Fort Lauderdale
1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Nov 17: Closing Night Film & Reception
Bailey Hall
Broward College Central Campus
3501 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314

Nov 18: Wrap Party & Golf Cart Drive-In Movie
Fort Lauderdale Country Club Golf Course
415 E Country Club Cir, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing people together through cinema, developing an appreciation of the art and talent and introducing audiences to other cultures through film. FLiFF presents both current and classic American Independent and foreign language films, supports local filmmakers and hosts legendary and up-and-coming talent via the annual Film Festival and daily programming at two year-round art theaters. For more information visit www.FLiFF.com

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