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  1. PorchChat: Crowdfunding Your Film

    Panels / Panels
    Join Marc Hofstatter, Head of Film at IndieGogo, to learn how fellow filmmakers are getting their films successfully crowdfunded. Producer Giles Andrews ("Kilo Two Bravo" KWFF 15) and Neal Block, Head of Distribution at Magnolia Pictures ("My Golden Years" KWFF 15) will also weigh in on crowdedfunded films they have produced and released.

    Precedes: PorchChat: Critics on Critics


  2. Dirty Weekend with Appearance by Director Neil Labute

    Neil Labute / Narrative / United States / 2015 / 93 mins
    During a layover in Albuquerque, work colleagues Les (Matthew Broderick) and Natalie (Alice Eve) discover more about each other than they ever thought possible. Anxious and irritable, Les is drawn back into the city by past experiences he can’t forget (even if he doesn't really remember the particulars of his previous drunken adventure). Natalie, refusing to leave his side, follows along as her own secrets are slowly revealed, leaving her feeling both vulnerable and unbound. Writer/director Neil LaBute fashions a modern comedy of desire and regret, where the allure of past and future dalliances help to underscore the true meaning of a dirty weekend.

    Preceded by: The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal

    Dirty Weekend preceded by The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal

    San Carlos Institute
    November 21, 2015 3:00 PM Buy Tickets


  3. Elder

    Genéa Gaudet / Florida Film / Italy, United States / 2015 / 14 mins
    In 1974, a Mormon missionary finds his world turned upside down when he falls in love with a handsome Italian Communist. With original 8mm film and fierce storytelling, Tom Clark recounts a love story set against the backdrop of coastal Italy wrought with faith, identity, cigarettes, and Thorazine.

    Precedes: I Am Michael

    Precedes:
    I Am Michael preceded by Elder

    San Carlos Institute
    November 21, 2015 12:30 PM Buy Tickets

    Precedes:
    I Am Michael preceded by Elder

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 1
    November 22, 2015 2:30 PM Buy Tickets


  4. Brett Ratner Florida Film Student Showcase- Finalist Film Screenings

    Florida Film
    Watch final screenings for the first-annual Brett Ratner Florida Film Student Showcase. Winner to receive a $5,000 scholarship. Students participating from the University of Florida, Florida State University, Full Sail University, University of Miami and University of Central Florida. Come cheer on the student competitors!
    Brett Ratner Florida Film Student Showcase Finals

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 1
    November 21, 2015 3:30 PM Buy Tickets


  5. Florida Short Film Series: Part One

    Papa Machete: A look at the lost art of Tire Machete (Haitian machete fencing) through the eyes of Professor Anvil, a farmer living in rural Haiti and one of the last remaining practitioners of this art. Official selection of Toronto and Sundance. El Sol Como Un Gran Animal Oscuro: Official selection Sundance. Animated poem (in Spanish with subtitles) A computer and a woman fall in love, only to be torn apart because of their inappropriate feelings for each other. Unmappable: a documentary short that weaves together the life and work of iconoclastic psycho-geographer and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood. Fried Pickles- Short comedy about S&M and Michael Jackson. Made by Kew West residents Jon Rhoads and Mike Marrero.
    Florida Short Films: Part One

    Key West Theater & Community Stage
    November 19, 2015 5:30 PM


  6. Florida Short Film Series: Part One

    Key West Theater & Community Stage
    November 19, 2015 5:30 PM Buy Tickets


  7. Florida Short Film Series: Part Two

    DOLPHIN LOVER - 15 min. - Dir. Kareem Tabsch Set in 1971 at a Florida roadside amusement park, Dolphin Lover is a documentary short film that tells the incredible true story of Malcolm Brenner and his romantic and sexual love affair with Dolly, a captive bottlenose dolphin. Through Malcolm’s story the film offers an intimate first person account on this complex and polarizing aspect of human sexuality that will challenge your perceptions. TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE - 4 min. - Dir. Quincy Perkins There are two kinds of people...those that read a synopsis and those that don't. A love story. TWELVE TRADITIONS - 11 min. - Dir. Jonathan Cuartas A dismantled alcoholic tells his story at an AA meeting, claiming a ruthless killer is after him, but is anything he says believable? INTERRUPTA - 6 min. - Dir. Carla Forte Four characters, united by their thoughts and separated by their realities, transform their existence into movement. SIBLINGS - 12 MIN. - Dir. Michael Garcia A young suburbanite murders her husband and enlists her older brother to help dispose the body. LAKE MAHAR - 13 min. - Dir. Julian Yuri Rodriguez The King Arthur legend gets updated to a nightmare of Caucasian emasculation on Flagler street in Miami. FRIED PICKLES - 8 min. - Dir. Michael Marrero/ Jon Rhoads Everyone remembers where they were when Michael Jackson died, but what if you wanted to forget that day? LOYAL TO THE GAME - 35 min. - Dir. Michael Nolan The story of a professional quarterback and a wide receiver at a crossroads.
    Florida Short Film Series: Part Two

    Key West Theater & Community Stage
    November 22, 2015 4:30 PM Buy Tickets



  8. Movie on the Beach – The Goonies – Presented by Key West Outdoor Movies

    Spotlight
    Join Key West Film Festival on opening night for a movie on the beach, presented by Key West Outdoor Movies. Which movie will play? That's up to you! VOTE for which movie KWFF will screen on the beach.
    Movie on the Beach – The Goonies

    Southernmost Beach Resort
    November 18, 2015 7:00 PM


  9. Fried Pickles

    Mike Marrero, Jon Rhoads / Florida Film / United States / 2015 / 4 mins
    Dane attends a weekly card game with some old friends who haven't seen him in a while and the more they talk about the past, the harder it becomes for Dane to forget it.

    Precedes: Florida Short Film Series