Tampa residents at The Sarasota Film Festival. From left, Lora Griffith, Elaine Reif Sweeney and Catherine Ansel at the Aloft Sarasota Hotel. Photo by STYLEdge Attila Szanto
One of the top five film festivals in North America is held in the Tampa Bay area. Now in full swing, the 10- day Sarasota Film Festival draws cinemagoers from across the globe. During this internationally recognized affair, event guests will view and help rank over 200 independent films . The bulk of the festival is held in the heart of downtown Sarasota and runs through the ninth of April.