Sarasota Film Festival programming director Michael Dunaway has announced an award luncheon scheduled for April 19 at the Sarasota Yacht Club to honor SFF guests actors Cloris Leachman and Jane Seymour. Both will be receiving awards. Continue reading Leachman and Seymour to be Honored at SFF Award Luncheon
The biggest surprise at the Closing Night for the Sarasota Film Festival came when Elisabeth Moss, lead actress for the Closing Night film The One I Love, showed up unannounced to present director Charlie McDowell with a Breakthrough Award and to participate in an audience Q&A. Later that evening, she granted an exclusive interview with SRQ Media Group about why she decided to take the role in the film, with some discussion edited so not to give too much of the film away.
The Sarasota Film Festival announced all the winners for jury and audience awards at this year’s event. Ida won the Narrative Feature Competition, Happy Valley won the Documentary Feature Competition and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely earned the Independent Visions Prize.
But a variety of special awards for standout performances by individuals and ensembles on screen also were noted, and audience votes also led to some awards getting handed out. A full list of awards is below the fold. Continue reading Ida, Happy Valley, Thou Wast Mild And Lovely win in Sarasota