Gasparilla Film Festival

Don’t miss the remaining days of the Gasparilla Film Festival.

It has already attracted the likes of Colin Farrell — who was at the opening night reception. And there are two more days of events.

Here are our events picks for the final two days. All movie are screening at Muvico in Center Ybor. Get the full schedule here.

Born and Raised

Saturday, March 23 6:45 pm

A rough “n” tough coming-of-age drama set in Florida”s beautiful Panhandle. WORLD PREMIERE

Disconnect – *DIVE IN Selection*

Saturday, March 23 7:00 pm

A hard working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can’t find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop stuggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making story on a teen who performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today’s wired world.

Hotel Noir

Sunday, March 24 3:30 pm

Starring Danny Devito. Los Angeles, 1959. A detective checks into a downtown hotel and waits for the gangsters that he stole from to come find him. Over the course of one long night and a series of encounters with guests of the hotel, the past crashes into the present…and the future is a dream.

The Iceman

Sunday, March 24 5:00 pm

Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder for more than 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father; in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife or daughters have an clue about his real profession.

If You’re An Actor or Filmaker, Don’t Miss the Panels

All panels are free and held at the HCC mainstage theater in Ybor.


Saturday, March 23 – 11:30 am

A workshop designed for both filmmakers and actors Jason Teresi (Dir of Regional Services, Breakdown Services) will present this rare, behind-the-scenes look at the casting process and will shed light on exactly how casting directors receive and manage submissions, and reveal the most effective techniques actors use to stand out from the crowd and get noticed.

Educational Panel: “Filmmaking in Florida”

Saturday, March 23 – 3:30 pm

Filmmakers, producers and industry leaders will lead a discussion of the art of filming in the Sunshine state. Featured panelists may include: Scott Goldberg (Entertainment Law attorney), Kevin Ambler (Former FL Representative), Ryan O’Nan (Actor, Writer, Producer), Paul Sermons (Former FL Film Commission), Joe Restaino (GIFF BOD Pres., Film Prod), Rob Sterrett (Dir/Prod), Ron Satlof (Dir/Prod, Moderator)



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