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November is here which means that it’s officially KWFF MONTH!  The festival runs November 16-20 and HERE is where you can find the FULL Programming Details including concerts and receptions as well as a new highlight for this year: the Official KWFF Pool Party! 

Planning your KWFF experience has never been easier.  We’ve put the program into a calendar format for 2016, which allows you to  navigate through the days HERE. In order to make sure you have full access to all events and films, make sure you secure your VIP Badge early.  Sales are up this year and there are a limited number of VIP All Access Passes available.

LIVE MUSIC:  Graham Colton is our featured performer for 2016.  Music is a major fiber of the Key West community and at KWFF we celebrate the arts in many forms.  That’s why we have brought acts like Mat Kearney, Griffin House, Patrick and the Swayzees, and Green River Ordinance to bring down the house at a prized Key West venue.  Opening for Graham Colton is Nick Norman at San Carlos Institute, 9 PM Friday the 19th.  Doors open an hour before.  Tickets are available individually, and of course VIP All Access Passes always get you in the door!

WHERE TO WATCH:  The tiny island of Key West has some of the best historic venues in North America and we are proud to partner with FOUR UNIQUE VENUES for screenings: San Carlos Institute, The Studios of Key West, Key West Theater, and The Waterfront Brewery.  Choose your film, choose your venue, and enjoy!


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RECEPTIONS: KWFF is known for an impressive social calendar, and this year we won’t disappoint. Reception Venues for KWFF 2016 include:  Audubon House, Truman Little White House, and the historic Casa Marina Resort.  Nowhere else in the world combines sand, sunsets, history, and natural beauty with excellence in film like this festival.  If these venues (above & below) catch your eye, join us and bring your friends with you.


OFFICIAL KWFF POOL PARTY:  Friday, November 18 from 11AM-3PM the first KWFF Pool Party is being held at the house house of MTV’s Real World Key West.  Priority access goes to VIP All Access Pass holders, but a limited number of individual tickets are available.  What good is a trip to Key West without spending some time in the sunshine and/or water? Pool. DJ. Sunshine. BUY HERE

BRING A FRIEND:  Why would you keep this experience a secret from your friends? Whether they need to hop in a plane and fly down or just hail a taxi outside their front door, please share the KWFF experience with someone new this year.  Word of mouth and introducing the festival to as many people as possible has been key to our continued growth, so we’re hoping to see many more friends and family this November.

LA LA LAND: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, and J.K. Simmons combine for an impressive cast that is making this film by Damien Chazelle (he wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated Whiplash) one of the most talked about films of 2016.  See La La Land at KWFF before it officially hits theaters in December!   Tickets Available Here

OPENING NIGHT: 20th Century Women, directed by Mike Mills and starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, and Billy Crudup.  As part of the festival’s Critics’ Focus program, Amy Nicholson, Chief Film Critic of MTV, will present and lead a conversation about the film with David Fear, Senior Film/TV Editor of Rolling StoneTickets Available Here

CLOSING NIGHT: Manchester by the Sea, selected by Rolling Stone Senior Film/TV Editor David Fear, is the latest film from Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me), with Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, and Matthew Broderick are some of the recognizable stars!  Tickets Available Here

Other program highlights among the ~30 films presented include notable entries in Narrative, LGBT, Documentary, Local Spotlight, Foreign and Short Film categories:

  • Pablo Larraín’s Neruda
  • Bill and Turner Ross’ Contemporary Color
  • Justin Kelly’s King Cobra
  • Kalebagiak curated by the San Sebastian Film Festival

SECURE YOUR VIP SPOT:  This is truly the best way to experience the 2016 Key West Film Festival.  Movies, concerts, Q&A’s, parties, and receptions, and more are all included with your VIP badge!  CLICK HERE for more details.

As you make your plans to join us in November, we’d like to ask that you help spread the word about KWFF so we can get the support we need to continue to bring great events and programming year after year. In addition to attending, we are also looking for sponsors, partners, and other contributions that all go to help support local businesses, Florida filmmakers and students, and more.  You or someone you know can make a difference!

As always, keep in touch with us on social media or visit www.kwfilmfest.com for the latest news and announcements.
– The KWFF Team

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