Who doesn’t love going to the movies? The chance to get comfortable in the cushy theater seats, munch on a giant bucket of buttery popcorn and settle in front of the giant screen for a few hours and escape from reality is always alluring. Individual movies are tempting enough, but film festivals take all of that and ramp it up a few notches. Luckily enough, every November, Key West has its own festival to take advantage of. Check out our guide to visiting the annual Key West Film Festival during your stay at The Cabana Inn, your best option for Key West lodging during the event. 

What to Expect at the Key West Film Festival 

According to the website, the mission of the Key West Film Festival is to “showcase films that capture Key West’s essence: creativity, diversity, sustainability, and beauty.” In doing that, the festival creates several film categories to secure a diverse range, including Florida-focused films, documentaries, foreign films, LGBTQ films, and more. In addition, discussions and workshops supplement film screenings to dive deeper into the behind-the-scenes of the movie-making industry. Scholarships and awards are given to local students pursuing film to further their careers. 

In past years, famous actors and actresses have made appearances at the Key West Film Festival, including Burt Reynolds, Marisa Tomei, and more. Big news outlets, including the LA Times, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, the Washington Post, and more often cover the festival, so if the major news outlets write about the event, you should definitely make an appearance. 

Key West Inns 

Luckily, the Cabana Inn is only a five-minute walk to Tropic Cinema, one of the main movie theaters in Key West, FL, so you won’t have to worry about transportation between you and as many films as you’d like to see at the Key West Film Festival. If you need to rest your eyes after seeing so many movies, or need to get out and about to walk off the jelly legs that sitting in the theater for hours gave you, let us help you decide what other unique things to do in Key West would fit you and your travel group best. Visit us on our website to read about other Key West festivals throughout the year, or give us a call at 866-413-2230 to book your trip to Key West.