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KWFF Pop-Up Weekend Event

June 7-9th, 8PM

Ahoy, Key West Film Fest fans! – Why wait ’til November? The Stock Island Film Festival—or STIFF for short–is our rum-running sister ship of a fest docking illegally at the Perry Hotel Key West (7001 Shrimp Rd.) and at Coast Projects (803 Whitehead St.) for three rowdy nights June 7-9.

Florida’s very own bad boy doc-maker Billy Corben (Square Grouper, Cocaine Cowboys, Dawg Fight, ESPN’s 30 for 30 The U) will show a preview of his latest project, A Sunny Place for Shady People, and join hometown filmmaker and KWFF Director Quincy Perkins (Love in Youth) for the closing night award party.

Celebrating the Keys’ long and notorious reputation as a haven for smuggling and drug-running, fishing and fighting, falling in love and other nefarious activities, our opening night feature film and two shorts programs will bring you similarly-themed renegade films from around the world.

** And check out our special STIFF-KWFF Pirated Package: Buy your KWFF VIP tickets for the Nov 14-18 main festival before June 7, 2018 at the above link, you’ll gain access to STIFF EVENTS for free–This is a $60 savings!

Thurs. (6/7)
Kick off at the Perry Hotel with the new Zellner Brothers feature film Damsel (Sundance/Berlin 2018), starring Robert Pattinson followed by a Q&A with the brother-director team! (clip:

Fri. (6/8)
Short films by international and local filmmakers, then screening Billy Corben’s work-in-progress A Sunny Place for Shady People followed by a Q&A with the director at Coast.

Sat. (6/9)
Short films by international and local filmmakers (one using Stock Island footage from the 1960’s sure to take you back!); then join Billy, Quincy, filmmakers, and film fans at the Perry Hotel poolside for the awards party for Best Comedy and Documentary, the Audience Award (called the Square Grouper), the Perry Student Award, the Silver Stiffy for best local film and Golden Stiffy for best all-round potential, and the Corben Contraband selected by our co-host himself!

All events start at 8 pm and go til we get the Heave ho!

Full STIFF program will be announced Friday May 18 on our Facebook Page:
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