Lineup for Inaugural Key West Film Festival Announced

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Screening, attendee, and event highlights of a program with over 30 films taking shape

Lineup highlights for the inaugural Key West Film Festival (KWFF) were announced today by festival organizers. The four day festival features a lineup of over 30 films and will be attended by filmmakers, actors, distributors, and film lovers from around the world.

Some program highlights include:

  •      Quartet - Directed by Dustin Hoffman in his directorial debut
  •      While We Were Here - Directed by Kat Coiro and starring Kate Bosworth
  •      The Playroom - Directed by Julia Dyer and starring John Hawkes and Molly Parker
  •      Journey to Planet X - Directed by Josh Koury and Myles Kane, with featured cast    

     members Troy Brenier and Eric Swain - this is the film’s Florida premiere

  •      Starlet - Written by Chris Bergoch and starring Dree Hemingway
  •      Any Day Now - Directed by Travis Fine and starring Alan Cumming

Other films scheduled to be screened feature Clive Owen, Olivia Wilde, Sissy Spacek, Bernadette Peters, Olympia Dukakis, Robert Carlyle, Jane Fonda, Chris Colfer, Allison Janney, and Christina Hendricks.

The three finalists from Big Vision Empty Wallet’s comedy short film contest will also be in attendance and their film submissions will be shown.

Social events include an opening night reception at the Hemingway House, special screenings on the beach, and a Mat Kearney concert.

Scheduled to appear in person are Kat Coiro, Julia Dyer, Josh Koury, Myles Kane, Troy Brenier, Eric Swain, Chris Bergoch, Travis Fine, and Alan Cumming, all of whose films are being screened, as well as Emmy-award winning animation producers Corey Campodonico and Alex Bulkley.

The KWFF master of ceremonies is Kevin “Dot Com” Brown.

“The lineup of films and social events we’ve put together speaks for itself,” said KWFF Vice Chairman Stephen Ananicz. “Our plan was to have a little something for everyone – whether you’re a hard core cinema aficionado or just someone looking for a party and a good film or two – and I think that what we’ve got on the books accomplishes that goal.”

Additional films, events, and talent appearances will be announced as they are confirmed.


The Key West Film Festival (KWFF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to showcase films that exhibit excellence in storytelling and capture the essence of what Key West is all about: Creativity, Diversity, Sustainability, and Beauty. The inaugural KWFF will be held November 29 – December 2, 2012.

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