The Sarasota Film Festival's Education Department presents our Digital Young Filmmaker's Showcase featuring short films by students from around the world! This showcase, designed specifically for youth filmmakers age 18 and younger who original short films, truly encapsulates the hard work and creativity of promising young filmmakers.


Take a look at last years' finalists! CHIPS directed by Gabriela Capestany from Seattle, Washington gathered the most votes and recieved the Young Filmmakers Digital Showcase Award 2012.

Check back to see the 2013 finalists!


Planning to visit Sarasota? Don't forget to check out the juried IN COMPETITION Young Filmmakers Showcase which features some of the very best films created by Florida students.  This presentation takes place during the HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS Student Cinema Showcase on Sunday April 14th at Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 in Downtown Sarasota.

1. Chips

2. Cardiac Arrest

3. Echoes of Exxon

4. Secret club

5. Jordans or Justice



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Sarasota Film Festival
April 10-19, 2015

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Main Office: 941.364.9514
332 Cocoanut Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

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To celebrate the art of filmmaking and the contribution of filmmakers by hosting an international film festival and developing year-long programs for the economic, educational and cultural benefit of our community.


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