Our Mission

The mission of the Key West Film Festival is to showcase films that capture Key West’s essence: Creativity, Diversity, Sustainability, and Beauty.


    Key West enjoys a rich tradition of inspiring residents and visitors alike to approach everything they do with a free and unbridled spirit. We celebrate all things creative as the highest expression of the human soul.


    The strength of our community lies in the collection of a wide range of backgrounds, aesthetics, technical skills, and artistic sensibilities. We are at our best only when our differences are welcomed and proudly on display.


    The quality of what we get out of tomorrow is determined in large part by what we put into today. We believe that a focus on fostering strong relationships with the environment and our community in everything we do will ensure that short term objectives are reached and long term goals are always in sight.


    The definition of beauty cannot be clearly or completely articulated, but it is often evident when one is in its presence. While we recognize that no two definitions of beauty are alike, we also believe that most would agree that true beauty is a standard to which we can collectively aspire.

Our Team

Board of Trustees

  • Founder & Chairman: BROOKE CHRISTIAN
  • Vice Chairman: STEPHEN ANANICZ
  • Secretary: ETHAN CROOKS


  • Director of Marketing : RYAN SIMPER
  • Director of Communications : JULIA PACETTI
  • Creative Director: CHRISTOPHER MORYL
  • Director of Guest Services: LAUREN LUBERGER


  • Director of Programming: Michael Tuckman
  • Director of Local Programming: Quincy Perkins
  • LGBTQ Programming Guest Curators: Brian Brooks, Eugene Hernandez
  • V/R Programming Guest Curators: Eric Kohn, Mark Sternberg, Howard Olah-Reiken

Board of Advisors

  • Giles Andrews
  • Stephen Belber
  • Liz Bloomfield
  • Shane Carruth
  • Sebastian Junger
  • Eric Kohn
  • Maxine Makover
  • Anne O’Shea
  • Angus Maclachlan
  • Anson Mount
  • Quincy Perkins
  • Amy Seimetz