Sarasota Film Festival Partners with Booker High Students for World Premiere; #DIVERSITYSRQ a social experiment to premiere April 5

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Sarasota Film Festival Partners with Booker High Students for World Premiere

#DIVERSITYSRQ… a social experiment to premiere April 5th

SARASOTA, Fla., [Feb. 19, 2016] — The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) is proud to announce that it will be making its second annual world premiere in partnership with SFF Education and the Booker High Film Academy with the student-produced #DIVERSITYSRQ… a social experiment. The debut will take place as part of the Festival’s scheduled programming in the Regal Hollywood 20, on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 7pm, and will feature several student short films and the Booker High School Gospel Choir in addition to the aforementioned premiere event.  

#DIVERSITYSRQ… a social experiment, directed by SFF Education Director Joshua Jacobson, explores the red-threads between African American and Jewish cultural identities in the Sarasota community. This feature-length production was fully written, shot, and edited as a collaborative effort between Booker High Film Academy students, Jacobson, and Student Advisor Charles E. Williams.

Net proceeds from this event will be donated to support SFF Outreach and Education, and keeping programs like this one free for students.     

Sponsorship opportunities for this moving tribute to embracing diversity and finding cultural common ground are now available. Please contact John Secor, Festival Producer at (941)364-9514 or [email protected] if you would like to support this event, and others like it.

Tickets go on sale March 17th to SFF Members, and March 20th to the general public. For a full list of the 2016 SFF program, information on memberships, and other Festival-related queries, please visit our website:


Held annually in Sarasota, FL, The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 250 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks. Entering our 18th year, we’re proud to bring the best new and veteran independent filmmakers to our Festival with local and kid-friendly programs that showcase our idyllic Gulf Coast community. This year the festival will take place April 1st-10th, 2016.

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