The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is Florida's most storied and traveled motion picture event in the Southeast United States.
Since 2006, FLIFF has programmed free outdoor
films for the residents and tourists of Hollywood, Florida. The
relationship grew from screenings of 100 in Anniversary Park to grand
outdoor screenings in ArtsPark. Now in our fifth year, the City of
Hollywood's Community Redevelopment Agency has engaged FLIFF to create a
year-round indoor cinema on the restored Harrison Street area.
Paradiso - Hollywood (CPH) opened on October 19, 2013. The 72 seat
arthouse is located at 2008 Hollywood Boulevard and is open 7 days a
week. CPH's Facebook page is Cinema Paradiso - Hollywood. Although
their daily schedule can be found listed on our main movie-phone line
(954-525-FILM)...CPH's direct number is 954-342-9137.
Parking is free in Downtown Hollywood on the street for the first 3 hours...or park beginning at 5pm for free all night. CPH serves beer & wine.
FLIFF programs and assists The Amelia Island Film Society and has done so since 2008. In 2011, FLIFF provided the major films for the event including Opening, Centerpiece and Closing along with the filmmakers for each.
BAY HARBOR ISLANDS
Since 2007, FLIFF has presented free outdoor screenings for families in the Bay Harbor Islands. The series runs from January - May and attracts a multitude of movie-goers.
Also since 2008, FLIFF has assisted in a major way providing programming assistance to DBFF.
FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH
The City of Fort Lauderdale has partnered with FLIFF many times over the years. In 2009, in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of WHERE THE BOYS ARE, The City came to FLIFF and invited us to be the lead organization in, what was to become, THE GREAT AMERICAN BEACH PARTY. The event took place Memorial Day weekend 2010 directly on the beach and A1A. The road was closed off to traffic. period cars were displayed on A1A. Hula Hoop contests, sand castle contests, 50's & 60's retro bands...food, bikinis and sun! Then at 7:45pm, Connie Francis took the stage and not missing a beat since 1960, wowed the crowd with her enthusiasm, stage pressence, personality and...singing! It was great. Followed by FLIFF showing a free screening on the beach of WHERE THE BOYS ARE. The event was such a success, Fort Lauderdale decided to make it an annual affair. Come'on back on saturday, May 28, 2011 when we present Elvis in GIRL HAPPY, set in Fort Lauderdale in 1965.
Also in 2011, Fort Lauderdale turns 100 years old, and the City has contracted with FLIFF to present montages of Fort Lauderdale's history on various buildings around town. You've heard of Drive-In Movies...this is Drive-By Movies!
GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND
In the Fall of 2010, FLIFF had programmed a film entitled BENEATH THE BLUE, which centered on dolphin research. The film was shot on Grand Bahama Island. Bonnie Leigh Adams, Senior programmer thought it might be interesting to bring the film to GBI for a screening and did so on November 8, 2010. The response and reception was overwhelming. FLIFF has since partnered with the Bahama Ministry of Tourism to prepare for FLIFF On-Location Grand Bahama Island presented at Pelican Bay Resort.
In 2007, FLIFF launched a Dinner & A Movie Series at Gypsy Cab Restaurant. The series benefitted the St John's Cultural Council. In 2009, Flagler College in downtown St Augustine, contact FLIFF representatives to launch the 1st Annual Flagler College Film Festival in October of 2010. Now, renamed The St Augustine Film Festival, the event will have its 2nd Annual run January 19 - 22, 2012.
FLIFF contacted the Weston Arts Council with an idea in 2004. Help us create a seasonal foreign film series. The Arts Council loved the idea and the series has been a huge and profitable hit. Running November - march, the series presents two screenings of a foreign film each month at The Weston Cinemas.
Over the years, FLIFF has brought the magic of movies throughout the state, including:
Lauderdale By The Sea
North Bay Village
West Palm Beach
...and Highlands, North Carolina
We have brought free films to the victims of Hurricane Andrew in shelters...to detainees at the Krome Detention Center...for families and causes...including a Dog-In Movie...a Dive-In Movie...and so many more.
We are Florida's foremost film festival in bringing motion pictures throughout the Sunshine State and beyond.
If you are interested in bringing FLIFF to your community email firstname.lastname@example.org