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The Orlando International Film Festival returns to UCF Downtown this week

The 2023 Orlando International Film Festival returns this week! It will be taking place at UCF Downtown Campus Nicholson School of Communication and Media with new filmmakers, panels, and more!

The Orlando International Film Festival

For the first time, film enthusiasts, artists, filmmakers, producers, directors, and spectators from around the world will gather July 13 -16, 2023, at the newly renovated, state-of-the-art University of Central Florida Communication and Media building located on the UCF downtown campus at 500 W Livingston Street, Orlando, for the annual Orlando International Film Festival (OIFF) to celebrate film and art.

The much loved festival is produced by working filmmakers and industry professionals, and attracts film enthusiasts, industry professionals and talented filmmakers from around the world.

Named one of the Top 25 “Coolest Film Festivals in the World" by Moviemaker Magazine, the Orlando Film Festival showcases the best in new independent cinema.

The Orlando International Film Festival

This year's festival includes 200 films of all genres from 40 countries during the in-person and/or virtual screenings and an Art Infusion exhibition hosted by Art Army, an international nonprofit organization.

This year will be a hybrid event with the addition of the Art Infusion art party.

The opening day will include a fantastic experience where film and art are intermingled during an art party exhibition featuring the works of two very special artists, Perego Live and Heps Fury. The art party will showcase visions highlighting the iconic Muhammad Ali.

To compliment this special artwork, the OIFF Film Festival will introduce the premiere screening of the full feature movie, “My Father, Muhammad Ali” produced by Chad A. Verdi and Michelle Verdi and Directed by Tom DeNucci and Chad A. Verdi.

The film festival creates an exciting opportunity for filmmakers, artists, distributors, and all genre content creators to network and share inspiring stories in the beautiful city of Orlando.

The 2023 OIFF Film Festival concludes with an Awards Banquet July 16, 2023, with the announcement of the winning films in 10 categories.

Ticket and pass information, film show times, and event schedules are available on tyhe official website, Orlando International Film Festival.

Producers, directors, and cast will be admitted to screenings free of charge.

The Orlando International Film Festival

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