Sarasota Film Festival


Kimberly Miele, Events Director

Erin Murphy, Associate Director

Harrison Bender, Programmer

Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Spring (usually April)

Deadline: January (check website for exact dates)

Entry: $40 for features. $30 for shorts. $25 for student shorts and features. Free for young filmmakers. Fees vary depending on deadline.


Features, Shorts, Documentaries

Festival Season:



Our Mission is 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.