Fairs & Festivals

Sarasota Film Festival parties

The Sarasota Film Festival isn’t complete without the parties — and this year, there’s one for every type of party-goer. Rub elbows with the stars, partake in delicious food and dance the night away.


Seriously Sweet Dessert Soiree

Time: 9:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: $50

Late Night After Party

Time: 11:30 p.m.

Location: Ceviche, 1216 First St., Saraota

Tickets: $50, or $100 VIP


GCC UNIFEM Filmmakers’ Reception

Meet the filmmakers behind the films of “Through Women’s Eyes”

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Urban Reef Restaurant, 1888 Main St., Sarasota

Tickets: $50, proceeds benefit the United Nations Development Fund for Women

April 11

Hollywood Nights Student Cinema Showcase

A block party for youth with film screenings, performances, award presentations, hors d’oeurves and live music from the New Cats!

Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

Location: Whole Foods Market, 1451 First St., Sarasota

Tickets: $10 students, $15 adults

April 14

Cinema Tropicale Celebration

Tropical-themed party to celebrate Florida filmmakers

Time: 8-11 p.m.

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

Tickets: $75

April 16

Night of A Thousand Stars

Dance, eat and mingle

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Michael’s on East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota

Tickets: $100

April 17

The After Party

Dance into the night as the festival comes to a close

Time: 11:37 p.m. to 1:53 a.m.

Location: Ceviche, 1216 First St., Sarasota

Attire: Come as you are

Tickets: $75