FLIFF is 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. If interested, email

Past FLIFF events dedicated to giving back to the community include the following…

  • 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

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.


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.


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.

If you are interested in bringing FLIFF to your community, or coming to the theater, email

Where You've Seen Us


Located in the neighbor city of Sunrise, FLIFF holds annually its Centerpiece Party & more at this fabulous theater


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.


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.


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.


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.


FLIFF has assisted in providing programming assistance to DBFF in major ways.


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.


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.


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.