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Updated: 04/16/2014 09:04:02AM

Sarasota Film Festival is a wrap

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PHOTO STILL FROM MOVIE "CHUB"

Steph (Julia King) helps Diablo (Jovan Armand), aka "Chub," deal with the school bully in the movie "Chub," which won the Audience Award at the Sarasota Film Festival.

By KIM COOL

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On any given day, there must be several hundred films in production somewhere in Florida, let alone the United States or the world. Anyone who attended even a part of the recent Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) — the 16th festival — can attest to that.

April 4-13 film fans had the opportunity to see some 252 films, ranging from full-length features to documentaries, shorts and special showings such as a “sensory- friendly screening” of the cartoon “Ernest and Celestine,” with the lights turned up and the sound turned down to provide a stress-free experience for people with cognitive and developmental disabilities.

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