Community & Outreach


 
Cinema Paradiso and The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF), Florida's most storied and traveled motion picture event in the Southeast United States are actively seeking community partners to broaden our demographic, bring education in filmmaking and independent film to more and more and strengthen our community relationships. We are Florida's foremost film festival in bringing motion pictures throughout the Sunshine State and beyond.

EDUCATING & ENGAGING OUR YOUTH

In addition to providing fantastic films and events year round, we are also committed to engaging the art and craft of film to local students and their families. We've hosted 'spoken word' competitions, field trips centered around the value of independent art houses, and hosted county-wide film-oriented competitions.

Our mission in working with students year round is to educate, inspire and entertain our youth to promote creativity, collaboration and the value of community involvement. 

FLIFF GIVES BACK

  • LunaFest, to combat Breast Cancer
  • The CAN Film Fest for Charity with admission either two cans of food or one new toy per person, all donated to The Broward Partnership for the Homeless and ChildNet
  • The Hispanic Christmas Party, in Immokalee benefiting the families of migrant farm workers
  • FAB! Films for Kids, monthly free matinee
  • Free Senior Matinees
  • The EGG-tacular, free Easter Celebration that raises donations for Shoes for the Soul

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS   

Cinema Paradiso and FLIFF are always interested in building better community partnerships. We offer fundraisers for not-for-profit organizations and student unions. A great way to do this will be to pair with a film throughout the year and during the Film Festival, take advantage of our Ft. Lauderdale locations' courtyard and event space and broaden your target audience...and ours. 

ANNUAL OFFERINGS

  • Cafe Cinematique, Sundays, year-round
  • Cinema A La Mode
  • Cinema Verite, Mondays
  • Emerging Cinemas, Tuesday - Sunday
  • FAB! Films for Kids, the first Saturday morning of each month (free)
  • Free Senior Matinees, Wednesdays
  • Local Filmmaker Night, year-round
  • The Beach Film Fest, May
  • The BOO-tacular for Kids, October
  • The CAN Film Fest for Charity, December
  • The EGG-tacular Benefit for Shoes for the Soul, April
  • The Florida DGA Screenings, 3rd week of January
  • The Italian Festa, June
  • The Caliente Festivale!, August
  • The Perrier French Film Festival, July




WHERE YOU'VE SEEN US

HOLLYWOOD

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.  
 
AMELIA ISLAND
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.
 
DAYTONA BEACH
FLIFF has assisted in providing programming assistance to DBFF in major ways.
 
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.  
 
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 (GBI).  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.
 
ST AUGUSTINE
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 just celebrated its 5th Annual run in January of 2015.
 
WESTON
FLIFF contacted the Weston Arts Council with an idea in 2004 to help us create a seasonal foreign film series.  The Arts Council loved the idea and the series was a huge and profitable hit.  
 
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.
 
If you are interested in bringing FLIFF to your community, or coming to the theater, email greg@fliff.com.


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