A Ten-Year Love Affair With The Sarasota Film Festival
It’s hard to believe that a little over ten years ago that I received a phone call from Mark Famiglio, President of the Sarasota Film Festival. He wanted to know if my company, Sande Caplin and Associates would be interested in getting involved and managing the festival website. Little did I know that it would become a 10-year love affair!
Over the last 10 years, we have built several websites for the festival as new ideas and technologies have evolved. For 2022, we are rolling out a new state-of-the-art website that is ground-breaking in the festival industry. It’s quite exciting.
The Sarasota Film Festival’s website and ticketing integration has continued to evolve, both in design as well as functionality. We’re now making film and festival information from previous years available in our online archives. Searching this year’s upcoming events and finding physical event information as well as virtual events will be much simpler and more informative. We’ve put a lot of focus on designing the site in a way that goes forward into the future without erasing or losing all the valuable information from previous festivals and events.
The Sarasota Film Festival, founded in 1998, is an international film festival hosted in Sarasota, Florida and viewable from around the world. The festival is typically held each April, in support of its mission: to celebrate the art of filmmaking and the contribution of filmmakers by hosting an international film festival and developing year-long programs for the economic, educational, and cultural benefit of our community.
This year’s festival runs from April 1-10, 2022. Held annually in Sarasota, FL, The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 200 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks.
To check out all of the festival films and events that are taking place this year be sure to check out Sarasota Film Festival.
It’s been quite an honor over the last 10 years for our team at Sande Caplin and Associates to be the website developer for the Sarasota Film Festival. A special “thank you” to Petra and Paul Ratner, Festival Directors, for your continued support and a wonderful working relationship. You are two of the most talented professionals that I have ever had the honor and pleasure to work with.
Photos from SFF & Sande Caplin and Associates. Top photo, Paul & Petra Ratner with Sande Caplin in 2020.