About CP & FLIFF
Bringing people together year round, using Cinema to educate and
inspire while showcasing the best in film making.
Vision StatementFrom Independent and world cinema to documentaries and student films,
the diversity of work spotlighted by over 25 years of festivals and events will
continue to make a significant cultural and economic impact on the communities
of South Florida.
FLIFF AND CINEMA PARADISO
Founded in 1986 as the Greater Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. In 1989, the name was legally changed to Broward County Film Society, reflecting a membership base and year-round presence. In 1991, we added a dba of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
In 1998, Broward County asked FLIFF to become a co-tenant with The Vinnette Carroll Repertory Company in the lease of The Vinnette Carroll Theatre. Ms. Carroll passed away in 2002, and FLIFF became the sole tenant at that time.
Now in its 30th year, The Film Society has come a long way since its roots of being a vagabond organization to one of five Major Cultural Institutions of Broward County.
Founding Sponsor $150,000+/year
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitor's Bureau
John S. & James L. Knight Foundation
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences
City of Fort Lauderdale
City of Hollywood
Wayne & Marti Huizenga
City of Bay Harbor Islands
Courtyard By Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach
Funding Arts Broward
National Endowment for the Arts
The W Fort Lauderdale Beach
City of Weston
CottonTree Grand Cayman Island
Miniaci Theatre for the Performing Arts
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Lady of America
Media World Logistics
Out of the Closet
Parking Company of America
Screen Actors Guild
Blue Ocean Press
89.7 Classical South Florida
The Dub House
Jan Mitchell & Associates
Zucker Public Relations
Blue Angel Vodka
Carrabbas Italian Grill
Off the Hookah
Sweeter Days Bake Shop