Film Florida, along with the Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office, are excited to announce plans for the Annual Meeting including Board Elections taking place from June 22-24, 2016 at the beautiful Lido Key in Sarasota. The Film Florida room block and Board of Directors Meeting will take place at the Holiday Inn Lido Beach:

Holiday Inn Lido Beach
700 Ben Franklin Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236

The room block is available for check-in on Wednesday, June 22, with a check-out on Friday, June 24 at $149/night plus tax (City View) or $179/night plus tax (Gulf View). Complimentary self-parking is available to all guests. You can book a room by clicking here or calling 888.465.4329 and referencing the “Film Florida Entertainment Production Association Annual”. The cut off date to reserve your room is Monday, May 23, so be sure to book your room ASAP to secure the reduced rate!

NOTE: Reduced room rates will be available through Sunday, June 26 for those interested in extending their visit through the weekend. While the Holiday Inn is the only room block that has been secured specifically for Film Florida, there are a variety of nearby hotels available within walking or close driving distance. Please email for information on additional options. The preliminary itinerary of events and meetings is as follows:

Wednesday, June 22nd
Evening Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 23rd
9:00am – 5:00pm: Committee and Council Meetings
Location TBD

Friday, June 24th
8:00am: Board of Directors Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 12:30pm: Board of Directors Meeting
Meeting will be held in the Holiday Inn Lido Beach Sarasota Conference Room

The Film Florida Annual Meeting can be attended at no cost. If you are planning to attend any of the meetings, please send your RSVP to If you decide to book a room at the Holiday Inn, please also send an email with your check-in date and check-out date to

While Film Florida Quarterly Meetings are open to the public, we encourage interested stakeholders to become members of this statewide organization. Film Florida growing membership provides a network, a platform and the chance to play an active part in solidifying Florida’s position as a major production destination. If you are interested in learning more about membership options, please email

We hope you’ll join us for this opportunity to collaborate and develop Film Florida’s ongoing efforts. We look forward to seeing you soon.