Every year, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival brings interesting, independent, foreign and short films to Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale and Cinema Paradiso in Hollywood. This year’s festival, which runs through most of November, offers a great mix of styles and genres.

1. Do Over Shorts Program
Cinema Paradiso, Date: November 6 & 9, Time: 1 p.m.
A selection of short films from the US, the UK and Germany explores themes including belonging, community and immigration.

2. Sunshine Trio Shorts
Savor Cinema, Date: November 11, Time: 12:30 p.m.
Cinema Paradiso, Date: November 12, Time: 1 p.m.
Enjoy three short films from, about or in some way connected with Florida – but don’t worry, there’s not a #FloridaMan in sight.

3. Dog Years
Cinema Paradiso, Date: November 14, Time: 1 p.m.
Hard Rock Live, Date: November 3, Time: 7:30 p.m.
The film screens as part of the festival’s opening night.
Burt Reynolds plays a mostly retired film star of yesteryear (yeah, we can see that) who accepts a trip to Nashville to receive a lifetime achievement award from a film festival where things don’t exactly go to plan.

4. A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.
Savor Cinema, Date: November 18, Time: 6:30 p.m.
Director and screenwriter Karen Allen will receive the festival’s lifetime achievement award alongside the screening of her short film based on the story by Carson McCullers. Allen, a screen actor for four decades (Animal House, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Scrooged) has in recent years directed for theater. This is her film directorial debut.

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