The mission of the Key West Film Festival is to showcase films that capture Key West’s essence: Creativity, Diversity, Sustainability, and Beauty. The Tropic Cinema is thrilled be the screening home of the 2019 Key West Film Festival, happening November 20-24, 2019.
The Festival kicks off with our Opening Night Film, “The Irishman,” on November 20, hosted by critics K. Austin Collins (Vanity Fair) and Jen Yamato (Los Angeles Times). We will be honoring Tom Skerritt (“Alien“), director Kimberly Peirce (“Boys Don’t Cry“) and costume designer Arianne Phillips (“A Single Man“) with Golden Key Awards, and we look forward to screenings and Q&As with each award recipient. Our Closing Night Film, “Waves,” will also feature a Q&A with director Trey Edward Shults.
Advance ticket sales for individual films are now available! Click here or on the Buy Tickets button at the top of the page for a full listing. Please note that availability may be limited!
The Rush Line for each screening will form a half-hour before showtime, and any remaining individual tickets will be sold after the passholders are seated (starting 15 minutes til showtime) on a first-come, first-served basis.
Key West enjoys a rich tradition of inspiring residents and visitors alike to approach everything they do with a free and unbridled spirit. KWFF is a celebration of all things creative. 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 and many more; KWFF also provides a spotlight for Florida filmmakers and a student filmmaker scholarship. Join us where passion meets paradise!