Key West Film Festival

The Key West Film Festival—where passion meets paradise—is an annual celebration of contemporary cinema in a historically rich, artistically vibrant, and culturally diverse island community. The festival offers multiple screenings and events with a variety of themes and categories, including LGBTQ, Florida Focus, International, Documentaries and Shorts. The Festival includes Opening & Closing, Spotlight and Special Free Events. KWFF showcases the best of Florida filmmaking, while highlighting visiting filmmakers and industry leaders through discussions and workshops, with access to some of the biggest names in the business. The festival also supports the next generation of local student filmmakers with scholarships and other key awards. The Key West Film Festival has become a vital stop on the awards season’s fall festival circuit. Publications represented in KWFF Critics’ Focus program and Critics’ Prize at the festival include: Los Angeles Times,, Rolling Stone, Indiewire, Vanity Fair, Washington Post, TimeOut NY, Roger Ebert, and others.

November 14 - 19, 2023