Florida Film Festival announces outdoor flicks and parties



The Florida Film Festival, now in its 24th year, has just announced its first group of films, the popular outdoor “Pitcher Shows” and “Popcorn Flicks in Central Park.” The full schedule for the festival, which will run April 10-19, will be released March 18 at the Film Lineup Luau at Enzian Theater.

The first outdoor movie will be (500) Days of Summer, April 13 on the Enzian lawn. That will be followed on April 14 by a 50th-anniversary showing of Elvis Presley’s Girl Happy in Winter Park’s Central Park. The last two, both scheduled for the Enzian lawn, will be Donnie Darko on April 15 and Amelie on April 16. All outdoor films are free and begin around 8 p.m.

The Enzian has also released its lineup of discussions and parties. “Film in Florida” will take place at the Enzian on April 15 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; “Florida Film Mixer” will be held at Eden Bar on April 15 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; “Making Meaning: Films that Change the World” is scheduled for April 16, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Enzian; “Across the Pond: American Screenwriters, British Madmen” will be held at the Enzian on April 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and “Filmmaker Forum” will take place at Regal Winter Park Village on April 17 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. All five events are free.

The festival will commence on April 10 with a party at Enzian and Eden Bar from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Coinciding with the party will be the opening-night film, which is yet to be announced. Tickets to the film and party are $110. The party-only price is $95 while you’ll pay $25 for just the film.

The final big events will be the awards bash and dinner buffet at Enzian and Eden Bar on April 18 from 5 to 10 p.m., and the Sunday brunch buffet at Eden Bar on April 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The awards bash will cost $45 in advance and $50 at the door, while the Sunday brunch is $13.99.

Organizers are planning many other events too, including filmmaker parties, farmers markets and a festival block party on April 12 at Regal Winter Park Village.

For more information, visit Florida Film Festival and stay tuned to The Orlando Weekly for updates, including the big program announcement on March 18.