FLIFF filmmakers will receive all-access passes to festival events, including the Whole Foods Festival Café, the Filmmaker Dinner, The Chairman's Cruise and Brunch, and more. Travel support is included on a case-by-case basis and includes full room and board on an overnight cruise, a private waterfront suite at the Pelican Bay Resort, and return airfare. Guests will bask in the lap of luxury while enjoying a remarkable roster of A-List talents that has included Michael Caine, Sir Ben Kingsley, Matt Damon, John Waters, and Martin Scorsese. Other big names, including Michael Moore, Christina Applegate, and Jeremy Renner all appeared early in their careers at FLIFF -- and Michael Moore has returned three times since.
FLIFF's compelling array of competitive categories includes Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Ensemble, Best College Animation, Best High School Video, and more. Multiple juried awards are up for the taking, and the entire festival is proud to foster a spirit of good will, creativity, and casual camaraderie. It's no wonder so many FLIFF guests return, again and again.