About Sarasota Film Festival

The Sarasota Film Festival, founded in 1998, is an international film festival hosted in Sarasota, Florida and viewable from around the world. The festival is typically held each April, in support of its mission: 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2022 Sarasota Film Festival?

The 24th Annual Sarasota Film Festival will run from April 1st – 10th, 2022.

How do I find out about the films, events, and parties?

Information about every Festival film and event is in the Film Guide! Each year, our digital Film Guide is available online, and hard copies are available at various businesses around town, and at our Box Office.

View our schedule for more information.

How much do film tickets cost?

Final 2022 prices yet to be announced, but in previous festivals the prices have been:

$15 – General public
$11 – SFF Members Click here to learn more about becoming a member. 
$10 – Students, Educators, and School Administrators (with valid ID)

Children 12 and under may attend all SFF youthFEST films for FREE. Tickets are required and may be obtained at the SFF Box Office. 

DAY OF TICKETS

Films that are close to selling out go into “DAY OF” mode, with some tickets placed on reserve for pass-holders and filmmakers. If more general public tickets can be released, they are sold at the “Day Of” price on the day of the show. To avoid paying the higher price, we encourage patrons to consider buying SFF memberships, which allow for ticket sales before the general public, exclusive discounts and a host of other benefits that can be found here.

Here are the “DAY OF” ticket prices:

REGULAR: $22/public and $16/members

MATINEE: $15/public and $11/members

SPOTLIGHT/CENTERPIECE: $30/public and $22/members

Please come to the SFF Box Office with any questions, comments or concerns, or email the box office team at boxoffice@sarasotafilmfestival.com.

What are the Box Office hours?

@Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Box Office Open Daily APRIL 1-10, 2022 8:30 AM – 9:15 PM

@CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 1100, Sarasota, FL 34239
Box Office Open Daily APRIL 2-10, 2022 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Call the Box Office 941-366-6200 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Where should I stay when visiting the Sarasota Film Festival?

Visit our Plan Your Visit section for special offers from our partner airport and hotels.

Does SFF offer any education programs? For adults, too?

The SFF Education department offers a variety of in-classroom and out-of-classroom education programs, for students from elementary school through adulthood, at no cost. To learn more about our year-round education and outreach initiatives, visit the “Community” section of our website. 

Can I volunteer at the Sarasota Film Festival? Can I earn service hours?

Absolutely! Our volunteer work force is key to the success of our festival, and since we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, you can earn service hours for your school. Find out more information about volunteering by CLICKING HERE.

I want to help SFF, but I don’t have time to volunteer. What can I do?

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