Make it a September to Remember with the Key West Film Festival and Tropic Cinema! Downton Abbey at the Tropic Thursday! THREE PASS TIERS FOR KWFF 2019 ON SALE NOW! Three pass tiers for KWFF 2019 on sale now!
Which celebrities will be honored with the Key West Film Festival's 2019 Golden Key Award for Career Achievement, joining the ranks of legends including Harmony Korine, Marisa Tomei, Burt Reynolds, Alan Cumming, and Mariel Hemingway? Find out by nabbing your…
The Key West Film Festival is honored to announce the 2019 Florida Film lineup. From our southernmost perch of the Conch Republic, these 32 films—three features, 14 indie shorts, 15 student films—plus five screenplay finalists, survey the hopes, dreams, and…
Join us Tuesday evening, October 29 at Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant on Duval Street in Old Town Key West where we reveal the Full 2019 Film Program, Special Events, and Celebrity Guests. Come out for a drink, enter to win KWFF swag and tickets, meet festival staff, and…
Since then, Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times, Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post, Eric Kohn of indiewire, Emily Yoshida of New York Magazine, David Fear of Rolling Stone, Joshua Rothkopf of Time Out New York and Amy Nicholson of MTV News have used their expertise to bring the Key West Film Festival audience some of the best and most celebrated films of the year.
K. Austin Collins of Vanity Fair and Jen Yamato of The Los Angeles Times selected these films and will appear for a pre-screening discussion of “The Irishman” on Wednesday, November 20 and will also moderate an audience Q&A with Orlando-based director Mr. Shults following the screening of his “Waves” on Saturday night, November 23.
PASSES AND TICKETING IN 2019:
A limited number of tickets are now on sale for advance purchase to all films except opening and closing nights' THE IRISHMAN and WAVES and the Spotlight films MARRIAGE STORY and JUST MERCY.
The best way to guarantee admission to ALL the above films, as well as to special events and festival parties, is to purchase a VIP PREMIUM or ALL-ACCESS pass. The 3rd level AUTEUR pass grants access to all films (but no parties) except those in the Tropic's Carper theater after 5 PM.
KWFF 2019 featured one of the most powerful conversations we've ever hosted - Director Kimberly Peirce and the 20th Anniversary of BOYS DON'T CRY. KWFF was the only festival to honor Ms. Peirce in person.
Today's flashback features a very special personal note from Kimberly Peirce for these uncertain times, delivered from her house in LA.
Stay safe, healthy, and sane! We hope to see you all in November!
- KWFF Team
Burt Reynolds, who still holds the record for number of consecutive years as the top grossing box office star with five (1978-1982), graced KWFF with his presence in 2016.
Check out a snippet of the conversation Mr. Reynolds had with David Fear of Rolling Stone, and an interview with KWFF's Andrew Shortell.
Since 2016, these critics have chosen one film each year to be given the prestigious KWFF Critics Award.
This year we've asked Eric Kohn, executive editor and chief critic at Indiewire.com, to reflect on past KWFF Critics Award winners.
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