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KWFF 2022 Schedule Is Up! Short Films Programs Announced!

Friday, November 4, 2022

The schedule of films and events is now online, most easily accessed via this Printable PDF. Pass holders can begin to map out their daily screenings and panels, buy yours HERE. Individual tickets go on sale next week.

Riding the wave of being named to Moviemaker Magazine’s esteemed
“Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World,” the Key West Film Festival has launched its short film lineup for the 11th Annual Festival, with World Premieres, Florida Filmmakers, and Sundance Favorites. The 2022 roster is highlighted by award winners from prestigious film festivals across the globe, including Sundance, South By Southwest, and Tribeca. The festival will be shining a spotlight on The Sunshine State with its Florida Filmmaker and Florida Student Filmmaker Programs. World Premieres and Florida Premieres abound, powered by performances from notable Hollywood and independent film luminaries.

The short film programs will focus on uplifting and entertaining work throughout its lineup of 50 films, selected from a record number of submissions. Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael leads the dark comedy Legs, while Deadpool star Karan Soni headlines the award-winning uplifting film Coming Out with the Help of a Time Machine. Inspiring tales of determination and hope power the acclaimed Sundance and Tribeca favorite More Than I Want to Remember from director Amy Bench and the DOC NYC and Slamdance pick Freedom Swimmer from Australian director Olivia Martin-McGuire.

Outstanding work from Florida Filmmakers will highlight the 11th Annual Festival. Storytellers from Miami to Orlando to Fort Myers will be lighting up the Key West screens this month. In addition, the festival will be heralding the next generation of storytellers with its Florida Student Filmmaker Program. Featured filmmakers hail from the University of Miami, Florida State University, the University of Central Florida, Eckerd College, and Ringling College of Art and Design, plus teen talents from West Palm Beach’s G Star School of the Arts and Lakeland’s Harrison School for the Arts.

For the full lineup of Comedy, World Narrative, Florida Filmmaker, World Student Filmmaker, and Florida Student films, view our Films + Events page.

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