Sarasota Film Festival: A Really Big Deal

Steve Wroczynski, Tia Castle (SFF Marketing Director), Joe grano

Last night was a big night for the Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) and for Next-Mark. The festival announced their line-up for this year’s festival during a gala for premiere sponsors at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, attended by Next-Mark’s Steve Wroczynski, Director of Creative Strategy, and Joe Grano, President.  Next-Mark’s graphic design work was featured prominently throughout the event space.

View all 222 films in the SFF line-up by visiting the SFF Film Guide. The line-up includes the films below as well as narrative feature, documentation feature, and independent visions competitions:

  • Opening Night Film: BLACKFISH, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
  • Closing Night Film: FRANCES HA, directed by Noah Baumbach
  • Centerpiece Films: THE SPECTACTULAR NOW, directed by James Ponsoldt and RUNNING FROM CRAZY, directed by Barbara Kopple

Tickets are on sale this Friday, March 15th, at 11:00 AM for the general public and may be purchased online via the SFF website, on mobile devices using SAMY, or in person at the SFF box office located within the Regal Hollywood 20 at 1993 Main Street.

The 15th Annual Sarasota Film Festival will take place April 5-14, 2013.  Events will be held throughout the Festival at some of the most beautiful and exclusive venues in the Sarasota area, allowing celebrities, filmmakers, film enthusiasts, media and even student filmmakers to experience what happens when Hollywood hits the beach.



Joseph S. Grano, Jr., has a record of success providing vision and strategic direction to organizations experiencing rapid growth and change. He is one of those rare individuals who have made a successful transition from corporate leader to entrepreneur and owner of his own growing company.