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International Film Festival: REEL EQUALS

SAVE THE DATES: March 6 – 11, 2025

For 25 years, the Reel Equals Film Festival has shared fresh voices and underrepresented perspectives with in-person and online audiences. 

We are known for presenting a carefully curated selection of shorts and feature films from all over the world. Our audiences see great films – and they also develop an understanding of how media shapes our behaviors and life choices, and why broader media representation is so critical.

Reel Equals 2025 FEATURES:

The Green Room

This year’s film festival will include The Green Room: a selection of films, panels, and conversations about our environment.

This program will feature films and discussions about the local environment in 2025: water in the bay, the role of local leaders, change mitigation vs adaptation, land stewardship, and so much more.

Reel Equals at a Glance

Hundreds of Films

508 films screened from 1999-2024

TWE Around the Globe

Half of our films over the last 25 years have come from outside of the USA, including:

7 from Kenya 
7 from China
7 from Afghanistan 
8 from Israel 
9 from Iran 
12 from India 
12 from Australia
38 from Africa
75 from Europe

25th Anniversary: 2024

Online and in-person screenings of 32 films, honoring of Legacy Leaders and Greatest Hits, Ringling and Sarasota Art Museum host

Congrats to our 2024 Award Winners:

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