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KWFF NAMED ONE OF THE “25 COOLEST FILM FESTIVALS IN THE WORLD”

What’s cooler than cool? Being named one of “The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by Moviemaker Magazine!
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FINAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2022!

All genres and film lengths are eligible, from short films to web series to music videos, from comedy to horror to documentary.
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KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL CONGRATULATES ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED FILMS AND TALENT!

A tradition of the highest honor continues as the nominees for the 94th Academy Awards were announced – several of which were featured in Key West Film Festival’s 10th Anniversary this past November.
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10TH ANNUAL KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARDS

The 10th Annual Key West Film Festival announced its awards today. The festival showed more than 75 films during the 5-day festival, which ran November 17-21 and celebrated its 10th Anniversary.
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ABOUT KWFF FILM FESTIVAL

The Key West Film Festival—where passion meets paradise—is an annual celebration of contemporary cinema in a historically rich, artistically vibrant, and culturally diverse island community.

KWFF strives to showcase the best of Florida filmmaking talent, while highlighting visiting filmmakers and industry leaders through discussions and workshops, with access to some of the biggest names in the film business. The festival also looks to support the next generation of local student filmmakers with scholarships and other key awards.

The festival’s Critics’ Focus program, enhanced with the juried Critics’ Prize, together with the Costume Design Focus, marks the Key West Film Festival as a vital stop on the awards season’s fall festival circuit, with programs designed to support film criticism and craft while giving audiences greater context and perspective through public conversations guided by expert voices. Key publications represented in KWFF Critics’ Focus program and Critics’ Prize at the festival include: Los Angeles Times, Vulture.com, Rolling Stone, Indiewire, Vanity Fair, Washington Post, TimeOut NY, Roger Ebert, and more.

Past guests have included: Burt Reynolds, John Waters, Mariel Hemingway, Harmony Korine, Marisa Tomei, Paul Haggis, Alan Cumming, Sebastian Junger, Tom Berenger, Paul Verhoeven, Billy Corben, Terry George, Corey Glover, Steven Bauer, Anson Mount, Celia Weston, Angus MacLachlan, Judy Blume, Ondi Timoner, Bob Wisdom, Val Lauren, Anne O’Shea, Lois Smith, Mark Bridges and many more.

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