The 15th Annual Fort Lauderdale Int’l Film Festival has been officially accepted into the Guinness World Records as the longest film festival in the world. Guinness World Records, the world’s biggest selling copyright book has a select band of record holders. The Festival will now be included in that honor.
The Fort Lauderdale Int’l Film Festival began as a 7 day Festival in 1985, later becoming an 11 day Festival. The Festival expanded to 19 days and in 1997 went to 26 days. This year, in order to better accommodate programming in Miami, Hollywood, and Boca Raton the Festival will total 28 days.
“Having our Festival over the course of so many days allows South Florida audiences to catch indie and foreign films in spite of their busy schedules,” remarked Gregory von Hausch, FLIFF Executive Director. “All of the films screen more than once, providing ample opportunities for audiences to catch them”.
A complete schedule of films will be available on September 1st. Visit the Festival website at [ www.fliff.com ] for a complete listing or call [ (954)760-9898 ] for more information.
Posted on July 19, 2000 in Festivals by Film Threat Staff
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