As expected, Sarasota Film Festival officials stressed to Venice residents tonight that the SFF was an event that belonged to all of Sarasota County.
“You are members of our community. We are members of your community,”said SFF Director Tom Hall.
SFF President Mark Famiglio spent time mingling with festival supporters and went to the mic to single out those Venice sponsors who help make the festival possible each year. Tickets were raffled for the opening night, closing night and centerpiece films.
Hall also teased that news would soon come on another guest for the film festival, one which would be honored at a luncheon on April 20 for an as-yet-unannounced actress. We’re trying to figure out who it is, but the guest will also be featured in an In Conversation… event at Sarasota High School sometime during the week, Hall said.