2014 Sarasota Film Festival events

March 30, 2014 

sarasota FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL EVENTS

OPENING NIGHT FILM & PARTY

When: Film at 7 p.m., party at 9 p.m. April 4

Where: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail

Details: The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the bright flashing lights while filmmakers and actors walk the red carpet. Patrons will then proceed to the theater for the showing of the opening night film, "Last Days in Vietnam." After the film, head to the after party, where you will spend the rest of the evening dancing, drinking and enjoying hors d'oeuvres.

Tickets: Film, $25-$55 and party $95/VIP $125

U.N. WOMEN RECEPTION

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 5

Where: Wells Fargo, Waterfall Lobby, 1819 Main St., Sarasota

Details: Through Women's Eyes 15th anniversary filmmaker reception featuring drinks and noshes. Final film of the day will be show at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $85

TRIBUTE LUNCHEON

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 11

Where: Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota

Details: The Tribute Luncheon is star studded and intimate event. This year's event will honor Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, the subject of the film "Sewing Hope." The Sarasota Yacht Club provides an elegant setting to mingle with festival guests and film lovers while enjoying a lunch prepared by the clubs' talented chefs.

Cost: $100

CINEMA TROPICALE CELEBRATION

When: 8:30-11:30 p.m. April 11

Where: Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota

Details: The Sarasota Yacht Club plays host for the Cinema Tropicale on the final Friday of the festival. Enjoy tropical dining selections, cocktails and live music at this island-themed celebration. Cinema Tropicale honors Florida filmmakers and visiting artists from around the world. Your ticket includes exotic foods and drinks.

Tickets: $150

FILMMAKER AWARDS & CLOSING NIGHT FILM

When: 6 p.m. April 12

Where: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota

Details: The Sarasota Film Festival's annual salute to the filmmakers and artists whose work inspires and provokes us. This year's award presentation will be followed by the 2014 Closing Night Film which is "The One Love."

Tickets: $25-$35/$55 VIP

1137 PARTY

When: 11:37 p.m.-2 a.m. April 12

Where: Louies Modern, 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota

Details: The Wrap Party is the final late night of dining, dancing and discussing our favorite films. VIP level includes complimentary drinks and appetizers, while everyone has access to the dance floor, a cash bar, and DJ. Due to the high profile of the guests in the film and music industry, entry to this year's event will be extremely restricted.

Tickets: $40/$100 VIP

BOX OFFICE

The festival's box office is at Regal Hollywood 20, 1993 Main St., Sarasota. Single film tickets are $13 general admission, $10.50 for SFF members, $8 students with ID. Spotlight or Centerpiece film tickets are $20. Matinee tickets: $10. Packages are available.

Tickets, and the complete schedule of films and events, are available at www.sarasotafilmfestival.com or by calling 941-366-6200.

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