The mission of the Key West Film Festival is to showcase films that capture Key West’s essence: Creativity, Diversity, Sustainability, and Beauty.
Key West enjoys a rich tradition of inspiring residents and visitors alike to approach everything they do with a free and unbridled spirit. We celebrate all things creative as the highest expression of the human soul.
Past guests have included: Marisa Tomei, Alan Cumming, Sebastian Junger, John Waters, Paul Haggis, Terry George, Steven Bauer, Burt Reynolds, Anson Mount, Celia Weston, Mariel Hemingway, Angus MacLachlan, Judy Blume, Bob Wisdom, Val Lauren, Anne O'Shea and many more!
We strive to not only showcase the best of Florida filmmakers but also include visiting filmmakers in some incredible workshops with access to some of the largest names in the industry. Invited filmmakers in the past have taken free workshops in Commercial Directing, Music Video Directing, Screenwriting with Oscar Nominated Writer, Film Critics Panels with Eric Kohn from Indiewire, Crowd-Funding with the director at Indiegogo, Film Distribution with Magnolia Pictures and much more!