Enzian Announces 2015 Florida Film Festival Lineup

This week Enzian announced the program lineup for the 24th Annual Florida Film Festival, which runs April 10 through 19, 2015.

Florida Film Festival

The Florida Film Festival will screen more than 176 feature and short films representing 30 countries, along with celebrity guest appearances, forums, and parties. Of the films selected, 150 have premiere status, including 21 world premieres.

"Welcome to Me," starring Kristen Wiig
“Welcome to Me,” starring Kristen Wiig

Opening night film, on April 10, will be “Welcome to Me,” starring Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joan Cusack, Tim Robbins, Loretta Divine, Wes Bentley, Thomas Mann, and Alan Tudyk.

The premise of the film is this: What happens when a young woman who’s a shut-in with Borderline Personality Disorder wins $86 million in the lottery? In the case of Alice Klieg (Wiig), she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show in this thoughtful, often hilarious black comedy.

It will preceded by the short film, “Submarine Sandwich,” directed by stop-motion wiz, and FFF favorite PES.

Celebrate opening night and sample food and cocktails from your favorite local spots during the party at Enzian and Eden Bar.

Tickets to this event are $110 for the film and the party; $25 for the film only; or $95 for the party only.

Sam Rockwell in Moon
Sam Rockwell in Moon

Another highlight of the festival will be An Evening with Sam Rockwell, featuring “Moon” on April 17. Winner of 22 international film awards, “Moon” is a mesmerizing mind-bender and one of the most acclaimed science-fiction films of our time.

Actor Sam Rockwell, who stars in the film, will be on hand for a Q&A session following the film screening. Tickets to this event are $45.

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As for the rest of the programming, there are world premieres of “Her Composition” and “Homeless.” There are also regional premieres of “The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared,” “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon,” “Gemma Bovery,” “The Overnight” (starring Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, and Jason Schwartzman), and “Results” (starring Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders).

And fans of the film “Fargo” may enjoy “Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter” which loosely based on the legend of a Japanese office worker who believes “Fargo” is a documentary and sets off to find the buried suitcase of stolen cash. It stars Rinko Kikuchi from “Pacific Rim.”

There are also many other films, including shorts, documentaries, midnight movies, and more.

The 20 feature competition films will be eligible for up to three awards each: a Grand Jury Award for best film in that category, a Special Jury Award given at the jury’s discretion for exceptional achievements, and an Audience Award determined by audience votes. International films are also eligible for Audience Awards for Best International Feature and Best International Short.

The Awards Bash will take place Saturday, April 18, at the Enzian. This separately ticketed event costs $45 in advance, and $50 day of the event, and includes the FFF awards ceremony, a dinner buffet with cash bar, and live music from The Legendary JC’s.

Passes are available for the length of the festival, starting at only $99. Ticket packages in 5, 10, or 20 voucher amounts start at $50. Individual tickets for films are $9 for showtimes of 5pm or earlier, and $11 for films starting after 5pm.

Most films will be shown at either the festival headquarters at the Enzian at 1300 S. Orlando Ave, or Regal Winter Park Village at 510 N. Orlando Ave in Winter Park.

For a complete listing of scheduled films, special events and parties, or to purchase tickets and passes, visit floridafilmfestival.com.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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