Sarasota Film Festival, Inc.
332 Cocoanut Ave
Sarasota FL 34236
The mission of the Sarasota Film Festival is to celebrate the art of filmmaking and the contribution of filmmakers by hosting an international film festival and developing yearlong programs for the economic, educational and cultural benefit of our community.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Mark Famiglio
Board Chair Mr. Mark Famiglio
Board Chair Affiliation Industrialist
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1998
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2018
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
SFF IRS LetterView
Other Documents
Tax Exemption CertificateView
Impact Statement

Our accomplishments:  The 2015 Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) once again led the way nationally  in recognizing and supporting the best in cinema and in delivering significant economic, educational and cultural benefits to the greater Sarasota community.   Highlights of our outstanding  2014-2015  year include:

  1. The Festival featured  278 films, the largest number of  artistic offerings in our history, including:  15 locally produced films (33 total number of Florida films), 125 women film directors, and 51 countries represented. Over 56,000 people attended our films and many events. 
  2. SFF welcomed a new and prestigious partner, The Screenwriter's Colony. We hosted a group of both emerging and renowned  writers who work in the rapidly expanding genre of scripted series writing.  They honed their craft and worked together to create an extended curriculum for future years.
  3. The 2014 SFF Student Film Summer Camp was a huge success.  The five students who participated in this pilot program created a film celebrating the centennial anniversary of Newtown, Sarasota's historic African American community.  The film premiered at the Sarasota Opera House to a sold out crowd.  The students walked the red carpet and were recognized on stage.  Public response to the program and the film was overwhelming.  The success of the summer program paved the path for the September 2015 beginning of our  SFF Student Film Academy at Booker High School, a four year course of study available to students throughout Sarasota County.  As part of this program, each year a select group of participating honors students will create a documentary film showcasing a socially relevant topic and the film will be featured in the ensuing Festival. 
  4. We saw the most diverse audience in our history as a result of our commitment to  promoting women filmmakers and a greater cross-cultural understanding through film. Highlights of our efforts included:  a side bar of  Jewish themed films; a special screening of  THE PERFECT WEDDING, in celebration of the changes in law allowing for same sex marriages; an informative  reception for members of  the LGBT community;  the presentation of  the inaugural  prestigious Sidney Poitier Award for outstanding efforts to promote diversity and inclusion  through film to Hon. Charles E. Williams.; and, the screening of 125  films directed by  female filmmakers, the first Festival in the nation to reach that milestone.  Both  Jane Seymore and Blythe Danner attended the Festival and applauded our support of women filmmakers.

 Our goals for the 2015-2016 Festival: 

  1. Continue to strengthen our Programming Department so that we can continue to raise our national standing as a Festival and  attract the very best in film and talent. 
  2. Grow our  Education and Outreach effort: (a)  grow the number of student and school participation in our programs and free access to our films; (b) grow our outreach initiative to promote greater cross-cultural understanding through film;
  3. Expand our marketing and upgrade our website and social media campaigns to create an even  more accessible festival for locals and tourists alike.    
  4. Strengthen our infrastructure so that we can continue to provide the best possible festival as well as the best possible service to patrons, community partners, sponsors and artists with the best possible service.  We renew our commitment to technology upgrades  and we are committed to improving both staff and Board education and recognition.
  5. Using our upgrades in technology, we will improve our membership programs and  fundraising and development efforts.

Needs Statement

1.  Technology Upgrades : $20,457.00:

a. 13" MacBook Airs:2
b.  Mac Mini:5
c. Apple Thunderbolt Display (Education Editing Suite):3
d. MacPro (Education Editing Suite Computer):1
e. iPad Pro (deliverables survey and CSR terminals):2
Software Licenses (Adobe Creative):3
2.   Education and Outreach
a.   $10,000: required to establish Film Academy Endowment Fund
b.   $6,800.00: Education Assistant for expanded programs
c.   $ 14,700: 2016 Summer Camp (underwrite student tuition; teaching  assistants)
d.   $  6,200:   Veteran and first responder outreach effort (distribution  fees, tech and  marketing)
e.  $10,200:  Moonlight Movies (distribution fees, tech, marketing)
f.  $4,700: Arts and Cultural partnership 
3.   Campaign to Promote Cross-cultural Understanding Through Film Funding Needs:  
 a.   $3,863.50: LGBT Film side bar and events
 b.    $10,500: Underwrite student tickets to  diversity screenings   
 c.   $1,600:  SCBA Diversity Committee educational special screening
4. Marketing
 a. $1,800.00: Re-design of our marketing and membership collaterals 
 b. $2,100.00:  Printing of multi-use folders (to be used for events, sponsorship solicitation; membership campaign) 
 c. $1,100.00:  Purchase of membership level pins and donor magnets
5.  Staff and Board Training
 a.  $1000 Facilitator Fee
Background Statement

In 1999, Sarasota civic and business leaders banded together to produce the first Sarasota Film Festival. This “mini-festival,” featured eight independent films, six actors (Jon Favreau, Marlee Matlin, Jonathan Silverman, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Sarsgaard, Samantha Mathis) and a gala fundraiser.  SFF has since grown to an annual ten day event with 278 films, more than 250 filmmakers in attendance, multiple special events, symposiums, panels and conversations featuring leaders in the film industry.

Through the years, many of cinema’s leading actors, directors and filmmakers have been honored at the Festival, including Alan Alda, Robert Altman, Kevin Bacon, Lawrence Blume, Steve Buscemi, Leslie Caron, Chevy Chase, Billy Crystal, Geena Davis, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Falk, Marcia Gay Harden, Woody Harrelson, Rutger Hauer, Tippi Hedren, Werner Herzog, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, Norman Jewison, Shirley Jones, Kevin Kline, John Landis, William H Macy, Rita Moreno, Edward Norton, Christopher Plummer, Sidney Pollack, Gena Rowlands, Tom Selleck, Brooke Shields, Patrick Stewart, Charlize Theron, Robert Towne, Stanley Tucci, Liv Ullman, Jon Voight, Paula Wagner and many others. In 2015, Jane Seymour and Blythe Danner attended.

In addition, the Sarasota Film Festival has developed a nationally recognized and award-winning education program which involves over 10,000 students and offering students and adults free year-round events and workshops.  In 2014 SFF piloted its first ever high school summer film academy.  Its success led to a widespread community support.   Beginning September 2015, Booker High School in partnership with SFF will offer a four year course of study in film. We continue to offer free screenings to over 6,000 students throughout Sarasota - Manatee.

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Charlotte
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
State Wide
FL- Hardee
FL- DeSoto
FL- Hillsborough
Areas Served Comments  Although our education programs serve only the Sarasota and Manatee communities, our films and events draw people from around the world. 
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

The goal of the Film Festival is to offer the very best in programming that inspires, challenges, entertains and incites. 

We work throughout the year to provide  great films, and also, stellar educational opportunities for young students in our region - and to demonstrate to them how the art of film can change the individual and society for the better.  This year, we presented our first ever SFF-student made film which celebrated the 100th anniversary of Newtown, Sarasota's historic African American Community.  Their film tenderly conveyed their hopes and dreams and their pride for their community. Over 1,100 people attended the premiere.  It was a night of hope and unity and remains one of the Festival's proudest moments.

We are also very proud of our  programming of socially relevant films. We screened numerous  documentary and feature films  focusing on the  issue of homelessness, perhaps the most important issue facing our local Sarasota and Manatee communities. We  facilitated several important  discussions following the films, a living  example of how film promotes thought and hopefully, solutions. 
We also welcomed a new partner, The Screenwriter's Colony.  Through this important collaboration, we hosted a group of both emerging and renowned writers who work in the expanding genre of scripted series writing.  While enjoying our beautiful Sarasota community, they honed their craft and worked together to create an extended curriculum for future years.  This new offering is a demonstration of our commitment to not only remain  current, but to  serve as a leader in our industry for our community and greater audience.
Our extraordinary programming and array of  educational opportunities also present a challenge to the Festival. . We recognize the need to expand our talented staff and to offer them additional professional development and  competitive compensations. We  need to update our office technology,  website, marketing materials and more.  All the things we need to do require increased revenue.  Ticket sales only account for one third of the revenue required to support the Festival.  .  Accordingly, we need to explore ways to increase  our revenue from other sources.   
We must  focus on communicating the relevance and impact of the Festival so that businesses, individuals and funding institutions will appreciate the value and significance of the work we do,  Film truly is a unique art form that can inspire change in the individual and society for the better.     
SFF PROGRAMMING - ADULTS & YOUTHFEST:  Each year SFF welcomes over 55,000 patrons to Sarasota for our 10 day world class festival of film and events. Our expert programming team selects the best in independent film.  Many of our films have gone on to great commercial success.
In addition to having an enviable industry reputation for presenting the best in new  films for adults,  SFF also presents the latest in kid friendly independent films each year.   In 2015, we presented 72  youth films and welcomed over 2,000 students free of charge. Through our  partnership with Embracing Our Differences, students are brought to the theatre for film and interaction with visiting filmmakers. They then visit EOD's diversity focused art exhibit.  We also offer a free Special Sensory Screening of selected youthFest films to those children with cognitive and development disabilities and their families.  During these screenings, the sound is low & the lights are turned up.  
Budget $87,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Film & Video
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Short Term Success

The economic impact of the Sarasota Film Festival on the local community grows each year. With roughly 45% of the SFF patrons coming from outside Sarasota County, hotels, restaurants, local stores and businesses benefit from the visiting filmmakers, cultural tourists and international press. The Festival continues to grow as the press spreads the word. Many of these tourists and talent return to Sarasota outside of the Film Festival to enjoy the beautiful beaches and other attractions.

Within Sarasota, the partnerships developed by the Festival foster the economy by encouraging expansion into new programs and activities. In 2012, SFF generated funds for the FSU College of Medicine Scholarship Program to help students pay for college at the Sarasota regional campus. Other ongoing partnerships include Gulf Coast Chapter of UN Women which shows films of and about women and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee program designed to showcase new and engaging films from around the world focused on the Jewish experience. In addition, SFF produced a Public Service Announcement for Manatee Children's Services and screened it before each film to encourage donations and volunteering for their programs that help abused and neglected children.

Long Term Success

The success of SFF enhances the cultural landscape of Sarasota, grows our economy, promotes creativity and collaboration and provides many opportunities for the future for our younger working demographic and our student population. For many students who participate in our YouthFest programs, it is their first trip to the theatre and first exposure to film.  We believe that exposure to films with both entertaining and educational value will ultimately result greater self expression and creativity. 

Program Success Monitoring
Each year, SFF evaluates film ticket sales and event participation; audience feedback and survey data; number of films submitted; festival accessibility through various media; engagement with the local cultural community; filmmaker and industry feedback; and the success of films screened by SFF in the post-festival marketplace. Positive data or a positive trend in each of these factors defines a "successful" film festival.
Program Success Examples
SFF is one of the top rated U.S. film festivals. For the past two years, roughly 55,000 tickets have been sold, for both the films and the events. Venue capacity by tickets sold averages 96%; many films and events are sold out and with waiting lists/lines.

EDUCATION: Our Education Department offers multiple evidence based programs  to students of all ages. Each program is designed to inspire self expression, confidence, respect and collaboration while teaching the fundamentals of filmmaking.  Our programs include:

Student Film Academy at Booker High School:   This unique partnership with Booker High School offers a four year course of study.  Students  learn the art of filmmaking through classroom lectures and hands-on-training that includes  cinematography, directing, production, post production, review and critiquing.  Students collaborate to make their own films, including a documentary on a socially relevant subject.
Junior Jury: Students learn film analysis, media literacy and critical review.  They select the winning film to be shown during our youthFest. 
See Jane Studio: Per our partnership with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, students learn how to recognize and analyze gender stereotypes in film.
Budget $35,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Film & Video
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Families At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

Short term successes will be measured by:


  1. Improved writing and self expression skills of each child
  2. An expanded  student understanding of the power of film to not only entertain but, to educate and advocate about subjects relevant to their world. This will be evidenced by the content of the student created films.  about subjects relevant to their world.  For example, local students filmed an emotional documentary about a food program that provided weekend meals for needy children which raised $15,000 for a local non-profit.
  3. Increased student collaboration and interaction.
Long Term Success
SFF Education Program is second to none with its unique and no cost approach to exposing youth minority groups to cinema with a special emphasis on topics germane to those groups. Because filmmaking is the ultimate collaborative experience, students learn teamwork and respect for others. We hope that this will ultimately translate into greater inclusiveness and the end to bullying on school campuses and


  • An incredible accomplishment for the Sarasota Film Festival would be to see one of the participants of the SFF Education Programs go on to win an Academy Award for their work in Film. 
  • SFF aspires to provide scholarships for the talented youth of Sarasota to follow their dreams in entertainment. 
Program Success Monitoring For the SFF Education Programs, we have found that the best feedback is the number of requests to participate by educators in our community and the retention of past participants year after year.  SFF also receives enormous positive parent testimonials, thank you gifts, notes and words of encouragement to the managers of the Festival.   Finally, SFF instructors compare written projects at the beginning and end of our programs.
Program Success Examples One of the best examples is in the Screenwriter's Circle Program that is delivered to a local at-risk school.  Many of the students have increased their self esteem, and now realize they have the ability to pursue writing as a career.
SFF is committed to promoting and recognizing the accomplishments of women in film and as subjects of film. We have strong partnerships with The Gulf Coast Chapter of U.N. Women,The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Women Make Movies.  We also created Side By Side, a unique mentoring program for women in film. Each year we invite women filmmakers to participate in this career and personal development program.  SFF promotes  independent films by women filmmakers who seek to expand awareness of the lives of women around the world. In  2013,we introduced local schools to the See Jane project which raises awareness of gender stereotypes especially in film. In 2015, SFF screened 278 films and hosted 237 filmmakers of which 125 were women.  
Although they make up over 50% of the movie going audience, women remain significantly underrepresented in all areas of the film industry.  
It is a priority for SFF to recognize the importance of female equality and representation. 
Budget $87,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Film & Video
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Females US& International Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success
In 2014, SFF featured over 60 films directed by women, roughly 30% of our program, nearly six times the Hollywood average.  These women filmmakers use the prestige and honor of having their film shown at the Sarasota Film Festival to advance their careers.  While at the Festival, women network and collaborate with other filmmakers while sharing their upcoming ideas and projects.
SFF provided offices and logistical support for the independent feature, Free Ride, with female director Shana Sosin,  which was filmed in Sarasota in the summer of 2011.
Long Term Success
SFF believes that by creating an industry leading program in the Sarasota and Manatee County area, SFF can provide an international spotlight for women in film that leads to the direct economic and cultural benefit of our community. 
A wonderful accomplishment would be to see the percentages of women working within the entertainment industry increase. 
Program Success Monitoring Ticket sales for the women's programs, surveys of filmmakers and final testimonials from the youth involved in the programs are carefully analyzed by SFF staff and consultants to accurately measure the impact of SFF's progress.
Program Success Examples Students who participated in the "See Jane Studio" commented that the project challenged middle school students to be responsible, conscious content creators as they learned about gender representation in media while writing and producing their own short films. They wrote that it was "an eye opening experience."
Description MOONLIGHT MOVIES:  Each year SFF offers a free outdoor film series throughout the Sarasota - Manatee area.  Our seasoned Programming Department selects  family friendly films, as well as safe & welcoming venues and supportive community partners for each film.  The films are projected on our two story high inflatable screens and SFF staff and volunteers manage the entire event.  While some films are chosen for their important message; others, are selected purely for their entertainment value.  In 2015, two of our Moonlight Movies were shown on the beautiful beaches Siesta Key and Lido Key. Over 1, 600 children and their families enjoyed a fun night of film on the beach, combining both entertainment and a showcase for Sarasota's most beautiful landmark.  SFF plans to host more screenings on our public beaches & other popular local & tourist sites.    
Budget $10,200
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Film & Video
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success The short term success of the program is determined by the number of attendees for each attendee.
Long Term Success The long term success of the popular Moonlight Movies series will be seen in the growth of the economic and cultural benefit to our community.  Each screening provides an opportunity to showcase a Sarasota landmark, school or other cultural venue while providing free family friendly entertainment. 
Program Success Monitoring Attendance is carefully monitored for each screening and surveys are distributed among the attendees and later analyzed.
Program Success Examples In 2015, SFF presented two of over 1,600 families and children on Siesta Key and Lido Beaches.  Both locals and tourists enjoyed beautiful weather, a world famous beach and priceless family time together while enjoying film.  Other Moonlight Movie screenings were held at other venues.  We  were the highlight of the  Pine View Elementary School  Fair where over 160 families stayed to watch a movie under the stars.  And, we partnered with the Sarasota City Police Department in the outdoor screening that included a visit from Santa Clause and an elf.  All of our outdoor screenings  demonstrate the value of our program and film - to entertain, to educate, to enlighten, to inspire.

Firmly committed to the power of film to educate & enlighten, we designed a program that allows students to study a relevant community social issue while learning filmmaking. They then create their own documentary film on their subject.  During our 2014 pilot program at Booker HS, students are creating  a film celebrating the Newtown Centennial Anniversary.  Because the essence of filmmaking is collaboration, by participating in this project students learn and experience teamwork, respect for others and the collaborative process as they script, shoot, edit and produce their film as a group.   Future projects to be considered include Sarasota's fight against hunger and the homeless challenge.  The filmmaking project begins with two 3 week summer sessions and continues throughout the Fall until the completion of the film. All eligible students are admitted regardless of inability to pay. 

Budget $24,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Film & Video
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Blacks, African Heritage
Short Term Success

By the end of the 2 summer sessions, students will have:

a.  created a compelling short documentary film.
b.  Demonstrated team work and respect for one another throughout the creative process; 
c. understanding of the chosen subject matter of their film;
d. Improved their communication skills;
e. Demonstrated enhanced social skills and confidence. 
Long Term Success

Students will produce award winning films that will have significant audience impact.

Students will raise awareness and promote positive solutions to relevant social challenges highlighted in their films. 

Program Success Monitoring Success will be monitored by classroom attendance and participation records, the quality of the film produced, and how well the students work together as a team.
Program Success Examples The 2014 program was wildly successful.  The students produced a quality documentary.  The film screened to an audience of over 1,100 with demands for encore screenings.   The students demonstrated increased  confidence, self esteem and mutual respect for one another.  They worked together as a team. Their  enthusiasm for the project was palpable.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Mark Famiglio
CEO Term Start July 2008
CEO/Executive Director Email

Mark P. Famiglio, a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of New College, has lived in Sarasota for over thirty-five years.  He is engaged in a triumvirate of business enterprises within the fields of real estate, information technology and aviation.  Mark has built, owns and manages several million cubic feet of commercial buildings along the West Coast of Florida.  He has made significant contributions towards the preservation of environmentally sensitive lands and has been instrumental in saving numerous historically significant properties, including the Crosley Estate, of which he was the former owner.  Mark is the co-founder, owner and managing member of CopyTalk, a company that provides voice-to-text message delivery through proprietary technology of which he is credited as being co-inventor.  CopyTalk was recently named Manatee County’s Industry of the Year.  Mark has owned and operated numerous jet aircraft throughout North America and Europe.  He serves on numerous non-profit boards including the Board of Trustees of the Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Ballet of Florida, and United Cerebral Palsy, of which he is the President.  He is the Chair of the Van Wezel Foundation and the President and Co-Founding Producer of the Sarasota Film Festival.  Additionally, he had served on the St. Martha’s Church Parish Council and the Partners Board Of WUSF.  Other charitable involvements include the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, where a gallery and the Museum Store are named in his honor.  In 2004, Mark established the Mark P. Famiglio Fund for Excellence at the Florida State University College of Medicine to support the presence of the medical school within the Sarasota community. In 2004, Mark was inducted into the Frances Eppes Society of the Florida State University in recognition of his dedication and support of florida education. One of his principal passions has been for the protection of children and he has been a major supporter of Manatee Childrens’ services. 

Mr. Famiglio brings a wealth of film industry knowledge to SFF.  He is a member of the  Executive Committee of the Nantucket Film Festival Board of Directors and the Screenwriters Colony.

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Mr. Jody Kielbasa Sept 1998 - May 2008
Senior Staff
Caley Fagerstrom Senior PRogrammer
Mr. Jedediah Shoemaker Associate Director
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 50
Volunteers 350
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
The Sarasota Film Festival's collaborative efforts have been extremely productive.  In 2015, SFF collaborated with Booker High School, Equality Florida, UN Women, G2H2, Neuro Challenge Foundation, Sarasota County Bar Association,  Sarasota Ballet and Florida Studio Theatre.  Other organizations joined SFF as grants providers, sponsors and/or working partners, including the Community Foundation of Florida, Publix, Women's Exchange, Gulf Coast Community Foundation,  The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, NYU Tisch School of the Arts,  Manatee Education Television, Booker High School, New College, The Ringling College of Art and Design, The Florida State University College of Medicine, State College of Florida, the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota County Visitors' Bureau, the Sarasota Farmers' Market, and others.  SFF works with a number of local institutions, both educational (local public schools and colleges/universities) and cultural (the Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Ballet, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Selby Gardens,Florida Studio Theater) in presenting various festival events and providing festival venues. The film festival also partners with local restaurants and hotels in providing food and lodging for our industry guests and festival attendees.   Florida Film Commission, Florida West Coast Symphony, Girls, Inc., John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, State College of Florida, Manatee County Arts Council, Rowlett Magnet School for the Performing Arts, Sarasota County Arts Council, School Board of Sarasota County, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, United Nations Development Fund for Women, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall,  Young Professionals Group of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 1
Strategic Plan Adopted July 2014
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Other Documents
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Mark Famiglio
Company Affiliation Industrialist
Board Term July 2008 to Oct 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mark Famiglio Entrepreneur
David Koffman Entrepreneur
Ann Logan Selby Gardens
Kelly Martella Boar's Head
Wanda Rayle-Libby Retired
Wes Roberts SRQ Media Group
David Shapiro Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
Alan Wallack retired attorney
Sharyn Weiner Community Volunteer
Charles E. Williams Circuit Court Judge and filmmaker
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 62
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 90
Standing Committees
Governance Comments by Organization Recognizing the need to build our Board engagement, we have begun a full review of all Board policies and plans.  All documents will be presented fro re-affirmation at the June 2015 Board meeting. We have also begun the initial planning for our Strategic Planning session which will be held in October 2015. Finally, we have solicited Board participating in the review and revision of our membership and fundraising effort.  We believe this will result in a more engaged Board and a stronger organization.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month July
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year End Month June
Fiscal Year End Day 30
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $886,000.00
Projected Expenses $880,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$134,523$179,815$112,378
Individual Contributions$261,134$313,228$376,000
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$0
Membership Dues$14,722$43,712$23,284
Special Events$48,372$179,080$149,154
Revenue In-Kind$871,543$1,079,528$1,139,005
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$651,416$790,150$740,559
Administration Expense$149,497$212,606$171,375
Fundraising Expense$36,938$69,692$55,518
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.970.931.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%74%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%10%9%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$115,223$52,946$121,464
Current Assets$101,718$35,344$109,703
Long-Term Liabilities$144,620$0$0
Current Liabilities$19,449$107,743$103,853
Total Net Assets($48,846)($54,798)$17,611
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTicket Sales $350,342Contributions, gifts, grants $313,228Contributions, gifts, grants $376,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $261,134Ticket Sales $280,317Ticket Sales $299,166
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $134,523Fundraising $179,080Fundraising $149,154
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.230.331.06
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets126%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990.  Financial figures were taken from IRS Form 990s.
Nonprofit Sarasota Film Festival, Inc.
Address 332 Cocoanut Ave
Sarasota, FL
Phone 941 364-9514 108