How To Fest

Theatres: Where We Are - When

Amaturo Theatre (A):   November 7

Cinema Paradiso-Lauderdale (L):     November 8 - November 23

Cinema Paradiso-Hollywood (H):     November 8 - November 23

Sunrise Civic Center* (S): November 14 - 16

Miramar Cultural Center* (M):  November 22

Special Events & Parties


Friday, November 7, 9:15pm, Opening Night Party, Off The Hookah, 111 SW 2nd Ave, Ft Lauderdale

Following the Opening Night Film, LUCKY STIFF at the Amaturo Theatre, with special guest, Jason Alexander, take the 3 minute stroll to Off The Hookah:

Traditional Antipasto Display: assorted grilled vegetables, roasted peppers, cured meats, provolone, mozzarella, tomatoes, and Italian olives *** Mediterranean Display: hummus, baba ghanouj, pepperoncinis, stuffed grape leaves, kafta balls kalamata olives, with pita points *** Fruit and Cheese Harvest: seasonal fruits, assorted imported cheeses, and gourmet crackers *** Fresh Vegetable erudite Display; assorted seasonal veggies and dipping sauce *** Maryland crab dip with gourmet crackers *** Swedish meatballs *** Veggie spring rolls with a Thai chili dipping sauce *** Mac and Cheese bites

Tickets including the Film: $35 non-members and $30 FLIFF members; FLIFF Executive Producer & Superstar Members are FREE.


Sunday, November 9, 10am, Chairman’s Cruise & Brunch, on-board the Sun Dream.  Brunch will be served along with open bar.  The boat leaves from behind Gallery One, 2670 East Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, exactly at 10am.

Tickets: $75 non-members and $65 FLIFF members; FLIFF Executive Producer & Superstar Members are FREE.


Sunday, November 9, 4pm, French Soiree, in The CPL Courtyard.  Prior to the French comedy, THE VOLCANO, join the French Consul General Philippe Létrilliart,  Pascale Villet, Executive Director of the French-American Chamber of Commerce and Claire Jacobs, Mgr Partner Relations & Development, Air France for a French Soiree: Bries, Pates, Baguettes, Grapes, Cornichons, Magnifique Cold Cuts & Profiteroles

Tickets including the Film: $20 non-members and $15 FLIFF members; FLIFF Executive Producer & Superstar Members are FREE.


Friday, November 14, 9pm, Centerpiece Party, Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park. 

Following the Centerpiece Film, FRANK VS GOD, Join US in the Gallery & Breezeway at the Sunrise Civic Center for the Centerpiece Party with the film’s stars, Henry Ian Cussick and Ever Carradine.

Pasta Station with Two types of pasta w/ Bolognese, marina or pesto sauce + Assorted toppings: mushrooms, peas, spinach, onions,  fresh parmesan and fresh herbs *** Domestic and Imported Cheeses with fresh fruit and crackers *** Filo cups with Cajun Chicken Salad *** Chicken Satays w/ peanut sauce *** Bruschetta on crustini *** Mini egg rolls w/soy and sirrachi dipping sauce *** A glass of wine

Tickets including the Film: $20 non-members and $15 FLIFF members; FLIFF Director, Producer, Executive Producer & Superstar Members are FREE.

Friday, November 21, 7:30pm, Chairman’s Awards Gala, Diplomat Resort, 3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood

The Festival honors George Hamilton, Daniel Baldwin, Clara Mamet and Mike Downey of Film & Music Entertainment. JOIN US at the stunning Diplomat Resort for cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing.  Tickets: $150 non-members and $100 FLIFF members.

Sunday, November 23, 7pm, Wrap Party, Atlantic Hotel, 601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Following the Closing Night Film, at Cinema Paradiso – Lauderdale, JOIN US at beautiful Atlantic Hotel, 5th Floor Pool deck overlooking the beach.  Beauty & The Feast, the award winning restaurant at The Atlantic will prepare a Feast Fit for a Star...and you are the star!  Open bar plus buffet and passed hors d’oeuvres.  Limited complimentary valet parking will be available...but we will also have buses providing free to & from service.

Tickets including the Film: $40 non-members and $30 FLIFF members; FLIFF Producer, Executive Producer & Superstar Members are FREE.

Reader's Digest Version:

If you know where you're going and you know what film(s) you want to see then go online or call us at 525-FILM and order them in advance don't have a credit card, no problemo, FLIFF is so 20th Century we still take cash and you can buy them at the door.  Then get yourself and your movie-going chums on down to the theatre about 15 minutes before showtime, and voila! You are FLIFFing!  No medical exams, no shots, no misplaced luggage, no credit report -- bingo!


FLIFF Tickets

Regular screenings: $6 FLIFF Members, $8 for Seniors or Students, $10 General Admission

Special Screenings $10 - $25 depending upon the event

Opening Night Gala: $30 Members, $35 General Admission in advance; $40 at the door

Chairman's Cruise: $75

Centerpiece Party: $20 Members, $25 General Admission

Wrap Party: $30 Members, $40 General Admission

FAST Passes: $395 Members, $450 Non-Members includes all films October 20 - Nov 11.


Fast Pass

If you're serious about movies...then you'll seriously want to consider the FLIFF Fast Pass, a photo ID card you wear around your neck...a ticket to ease.  Why is it so wonderful?  The FP is your perfect FLIFF companion as it allows you to access all film screenings without standing in the ticket line.  No need to carry cash or to worry about special screenings.  No need to stand in line to enter auditorium. 

FAST Pass includes all screenings (Nov 7-23, 2014), Opening, Centerpiece and Wrap Party.  Does not include the Festival Cafe.

FLIFF Members: $395  ~ Non-Members: $450


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Dress up, dress down-whatever you like to do, just be comfortable and you'll feel fine.



Cinema Paradiso: Free everyday in the Courthouse Parking Garage (Mon - Fri beginning at 5:30pm; Sat & Sunday all day).  Enter the garage via SE 5th Avenue (immediately west of Cinema Paradiso).


You can also park for free at any street meter surrounding Cinema Paradiso after 6pm Mon - Sat, and all day on Sundays.


Sunrise Civic Center and Miramar Cultural Ctr: Park for free.



Cinema Paradiso from the north- take US 1 south through the tunnel.  Turn right at SE 7th Street (1st light after tunnel).  Turn right on SE 5th Avenue (second right you come to).  Go to stop sign.  Cinema Paradiso is across the street on your right.  The Courthouse Parking Garage is across the street on your left.


Cinema Paradiso from the south- take US 1 north.  Turn left at SE 7th Street (last light before tunnel).  Turn right on SE 5th Avenue (second right you come to).  Go to stop sign.  Cinema Paradiso is across the street on your right.  The Courthouse Parking Garage is across the street on your left.


Muvico Pompano located on the northwest corner of Copans Road & Federal Highway.


Sunrise Civic Center is located on the south side of Oakland Park Blvd between Nob Hill Road & Hiatus.



Not a lot of them- pretty simple:

Turn off your cellphones during the film.

Don't even text in the theatre during the film - it's annoying.

Can't abide by those two- please just stay home and watch television.

Also no videotaping during film (everyone knows that).

Be courteous to other members of the audience- and sure, while we're at it, what the hay, the staff too!



Box-office  954-525-FILM (3456)

Administration 954-760-9898





Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival (mailing only)

1314 East Las Olas Blvd #007

Ft Lauderdale FL 33301-2334

(954) 760-9898


Cinema Paradiso

503 SE 6th Street

Ft Lauderdale FL 33301

(954) 525-FILM (3456)


Muvico Pompano 18

2315 N. Federal Hwy.
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 946-6008

Sunrise Civic Center

10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise, FL 33351-6818
(954) 747-4600




It seems like there is a new wrinkle every year and that's true this year when a compass may be your best friend.  We have always been a festival of outreach, but now we have expanded to include 11 days and nights at the beautiful Sunrise Civic Center.  A full day in Davie.  Seven days & nights at Muvico Pompano. Two nights at Wilton Manors entertainment complex, The Manors.  Ten screenings at the Weston Cinema, the first Monday of each month, Nov - March.  Three days in Daytona Beach, Ten days on Amelia Island.  Three days in St Augustine.  And if that wasn't enough, four glorious nights on Grand Bahama Island.


I thank all of our colleagues in these beautiful destinations for their support.  Taking this show on the road is no easy feat and without their dedication it would not have been possible. 


So settle down, take off your shoes, cozy up with this catalog as you prepare to take your vacation from ordinary film.


Gregory von Hausch, President & CEO