Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival
THURS. JUNE 6 – SUN. JUNE 9, 2019
THE FIRST AND ONLY WINE + FILM FESTIVAL IN FLORIDA!
"THE SUMMER SUNDANCE" - Huffington
4 Days of Wine, Films + Fun
“A TOP 100" Film Festival – FilmFreeway.com
Breathtaking beaches. Fabulous screening venues. Charity galas. Exquisite hotels. Delectable restaurants. Immaculate streets,
Add. . . Vintners. Visionary Film makers. And you, the Ardent fans.
The VERO BEACH WINE + FILM FESTIVAL (VBWFF) benefits Suncoast Mental Health Center which provides life-changing services to over 1,400 children and families in Vero Beach and the four Treasure Coast counties.
Past attendees include actor, activist and author GEORGE TAKEI, VBWFF 2018 “A Life Worth Living Legend” Award Honoree, box office film star BURT REYNOLDS, VBWFF 2017 “A Life Worth Living Legend” Award Honoree and Peabody award-winning Director JEFF WOOLNOUGH. Inaugural VBWFF "Life Worth Living Legend" Award Honoree, GLORIA ESTEFAN calls VERO BEACH her "favorite place on earth."
Festival jury members and special guests have included: MOLLY SMITH, ACADEMY AWARD WINNING producer, Ari Sandel, Academy Award-winning Director, JEFFREY LYONS, Emmy award-winning critic, producers Neil Mandt, Barry Shapiro, Sean Carey and Ngoc Nguyen, director Adam Rifkin, actor GEOFF STULTS, screenwriter Aaron Mendelsohn, and blockbuster marketing veteran, Gordon Nordstrom.
Featuring unique films from both Hollywood and Independents, and wines from top boutique vintners from around the country, the VBWFF is a unique, full-bodied experience to celebrate our theme of “a life worth living.”
HERE'S WHAT FILMMAKERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE VERO BEACH WINE + FILM FESTIVAL:
“The content was great, the connections were great, the events were dope! Congratulations … and thank you for letting me be a part of such a dope event. I can’t wait to come back and share some more films with you and your beautiful city.” – "BEATBOX", Curtiss Cook, Jr, Actor
“… The audiences were wonderful, the place is paradise, and it was an incredible experience to see our film with a glass of wine in our hands … and the audience feedback was incredible! – "The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship", Sergio Navarretta, Director & Alessandra Piccione, Writer
"What a great mix of films, parties, food, wine…! I commend you on starting a great festival and look forward to submitting our future projects – and hope to be able to join you again in Vero!” – "Ron Taylor Dr. Baseball", Drew Taylor – Director & Producer
“It feels like you have the perfect storm down there – the right community, the right destination, and … the right vision.” – "The Week", John Mann – Director & Writer
HIGHLIGHTS OF TIS EXTRAORDINARY WEEKEND FESTIVAL:
- Screening of 50+ Independent, International and Hollywood Films
- 100+ boutique wine tastings
- 10 Hip, Vibe-Centric Beachside & Downtown Venues
- “Vino Veritas” Winemaker Dinner
- Moderated Filmmaker Panels
- Wine Tasting Lounges Pre and Post Screenings
- “Vero Visions” - Recognizing Treasure Coast Films, Actors and Filmmakers
- NEXT UP! Young Filmmakers Competition for emerging filmmakers
And so much more …
COME SIP! SEE! SAVOR THE EXPERIENCE!