The Florida Film Festival (FFF), an esteemed Oscar-accredited festival, is thrilled to announce its program lineup for the highly anticipated 2024 season. Renowned actor and comedian John Cleese, along with the talented actress Natasha Lyonne, will grace the event as distinguished celebrity guests, adding to the festival's allure and prestige!

The excitement doesn't end there, as the opening night will feature the captivating film “Rachel
Hendrix,” starring Lori Singer and directed by Victor Nunez, a distinguished alumnus of the Florida Film Festival. Nunez's work promises to set the tone for an unforgettable cinematic journey throughout the festival.

On Wednesday, March 20, 2024 the Florida Film Festival team unveiled this year’s theme: “A Road Trip for Yer Mind.” This year FFF takes place across ten days: April 12 – 21, 2024 at Enzian Theater and Regal
Cinemas, Winter Park Village.

“This year, we celebrate the diversity of films and shorts that will take you on a journey unlike any other,” says Deanna Tiedtke. “Each short program, feature film, and party is a unique stop on this cinematic road trip, offering a spectrum of perspectives and narratives. Whether you're exploring the intricacies of a short film or immersing yourself in the depth of a feature, we invite you to open your mind to new horizons. Join us as we embark on a collective adventure, discovering the untold stories that await at every turn, making this festival a true road trip for your mind.”

Deanna Tiedtke, Enzian Theater

For 2024, the Florida Film Festival received an overwhelming response with a staggering 2,811 submissions pouring in from 101 countries worldwide. From this impressive pool, 171 exceptional films
have been selected, comprising 48 features and 123 shorts, representing a diverse array of talent from
41 different countries.

Our Editor is attending the Festival Preview party and will hand-pick the best Florida Film Festival films for couples to see this year (stay tuned for an update!)

2023 Florida Film Festival logo on screen inside Enzian Theater
2023 Florida Film Festival at Enzian Theater – Dani Meyering

Of the selected films, 145 will make their Florida premiere at FFF, including 27 World Premieres, 3 North
American Premieres, and 3 US Premieres, underscoring FFF's commitment to showcasing fresh and
innovative cinema. Furthermore, 38 films will celebrate their East Coast debut, 49 their Southeast debut, and 25 their Florida debut.

With a strong emphasis on local talent, 32 films in the lineup boast a Florida connection, showcasing the rich tapestry of filmmaking talent within the state. 37 films selected for the festival hail from FFF alumni, highlighting the festival's role in nurturing and promoting emerging filmmakers.

Inside the Enzian Theater with a Florida Film Festival 2022 guide placed on a table facing the movie screen
Florida Film Festival 2022 inside Enzian Theater in Orlando

“We are incredibly proud to unveil such a diverse and dynamic lineup for the 33rd Annual Florida Film
Festival,” said Deanna Tiedtke. “This year's program promises to captivate audiences with its breadth of storytelling and talent from around the world. We look forward to celebrating cinema in all its glory with film enthusiasts and industry professionals alike.”

The 33rd Annual Florida Film Festival will take place from April 12-21 at Enzian Theater and Regal
Cinemas, Winter Park Village. For more information, including the full program lineup and ticket details, please visit