The Dunedin International Film Festival returns to the Fenway Hotel—but there's a virtual option, too. The weeklong event runs from Monday, Jan. 11 through Sunday Jan. 17, highlighting original content by filmmakers around the world. The mission of DIFF is to develop the film community in Florida and bring awareness to the growing arts and cultural community of Dunedin, Florida.
You can check out DIFF's 2021 schedule on the festival's website, dunedinfilmfestival.org, where you can order your tickets to attend in person or watch from the comfort of your own home with the virtual festival tab.
The seven-day film festival access pass will run you $75, and get you access to all screenings, panels, and workshops during the film festival from Jan. 11- Jan.16. However, you'll have to shell out another $100 to get into the red carpet and awards gala event on Sun. Jan. 17 at the Fenway Hotel. The ticket includes an open bar and cocktail dinner provided by Pisces Sushi Global Bistro.
Not into walking the red carpet? No worries, there are plenty of low key events to slide out to.
On Friday, Jan. 15, the festival is hosting a drive-in at Highlander Park. Tickets are $10 for access of one car or golf cart. The evening will consist of screenings of shorts beginning at 7 p.m.
There is also an event held at Soggy Bottom Brewing Co. on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 2 p.m.-11:30 p.m., for screenings, panels and a few brews.
"Join us for a day full of rock & roll documentaries, and an evening of our best films made locally in Florida, and a night of conversations over beers about how we can strengthen the film industry in Dunedin, together," reads the brewery's Facebook event page.
Tickets for the brewery screening event are $25, giving you access to all screenings and panels. Soggy Bottom Brewing Co. is located at 662 Main St. in Dunedin.
Whether you're making it out to the Fenway Hotel for the big show, or are just swinging by Soggy Bottom for a pint and a show, be sure to wear your mask and follow outlined protocols to keep you and your fellow cinephiles safe.
If you want to support the Dunedin Film Festival's mission, you can become a member for $50, allowing the organization to improve artist platforms for performance art by helping fund the mobilization of volunteers to build un-conventional performance stages throughout the city of Dunedin.
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