Dunedin, Fla-  As a long time resident of Dunedin I have seen the creation of many amazing events. So when I saw my list of upcoming events I was presently surprised to see something very new. The first ever Dunedin International Film Festival! 

That’s right! Kicking off Friday, January 11 and running through the weekend, guest will be able to enjoy live music, filmmaker open discussions, a number of film shorts, all while enjoying the local Downtown Dunedin area and its establishments. 

33 CATEGORIES – 3 DAYS – 170 FILMS

Some Mentions

Walking Dead

If you have an all-access ticket (I highly recommend) you can join Stephen Campbell, Director of Photography for The Walking Dead in a discussion panel. With over a 20-year career in the Florida Film Industry, we are sure to find his stories and experiences on working his way from camera assistant to cinematographer exciting and enlightening. 

The panel will also host special guest actor Lance Tafelski. Lance(pictured) was raised in Clearwater, where he began his acting career in local community theater. After attending Florida State University he trained at the Performers Studio Workshop.     

Kick off the festivities on Friday starting at 6pm with the Opening Night Party! Hosted by Soggy Bottom Brewing Co. what better way to kick off the inaugural Dunedin International Film Festival than with performances by Dj Boomerang & Chang and the Highland Kites featuring Spaceship. Followed by a screening of Virgin Blacktop. Late night featuring Austin Van Der Beek, Vlad the Inhaler, & Booty Boo. 

Free and open to the public*, this event is a part of the Dunedin International Film Festival.  

*Passes are required for the Virgin Blacktop film screening portion.

We can’t think of a better setting than the poolside courtyard at the historic Fenway Hotel to host the kick-off event for the wearable ART short film category.  Lina Teixeira will be presenting her “History of Fashion,” in a live runway show that is sure to dazzle. With hair and make-up under the direction of Salon GW…. Hold on to your seats!

Free and open to the public, this event is a part of the Dunedin International Film Festival.

With any film festival comes the after party! International recording artist and legendary house music DJ Roy Davis Jr. returns to OHC and makes his Dunedin debut for the inaugural Dunedin International Film Festival’s official afterparty at Blur Nightclub.

All the details including ticket prices and more can be found here

With categories and shorts ranging from “A dog’s life” to “LGBTQ Nation,” and times ranging throughout the day, Downtown Dunedin and D.I.F.F. has made sure there is something for everyone! 

For a full schedule of all the shorts, locations, and directions you can find all the details at The Dunedin International Film Festival

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