Special Events

"PAR LA MER”, (An Evening By The Sea) Special Event

Wednesday, June 8

Grand Harbor Golf and Beach Club, 8500 Florida A1A

Wine, Fine Foods and Entertainment to launch the 2022 Vero Beach Film Festival.

Separate Pass: $200

Gourmet Dinner


Visit the Heritage Hub for daily hours

Woman’s Club: 1534 21st Street

Relax in the comfort of our exclusive VIP lounge during the four days of the Film Festival. Wines, snacks, lunchtime offerings.

Cinema Premier VIP pass holders only
Tickets at the Door:  $100

Wine Being Poured

THE ADDICT’S WAKE, Special Presentation

Thursday, June 9, 2:00 p.m.

Woman’s Club, 1534 21 St. 

Join Carrie Maynard-Lester, executive director of the Substance Awareness Center of IRC, as she presents the film, “The Addict’s Wake.”  After a crippling series of overdose deaths, residents of a rural county in Indiana decide to “Do Something” differently to fight addiction.  

Included in All Film Festival Passes
Special Individual Ticket Price At The Door:  $10

Aw Socmed Page

VERO VISIONS, Special Presentation

Thursday, June 9, 5:30 p.m.

Theatre Guild, 2020 San Juan Avenue

Join our own Vero Beach filmmakers for a special Opening Night presentation of their films!

The presentation will be followed by a  “Vero Visions” party at the Heritage Center, 2140 14th Avenue. 

Party Included in Cinema Select and Cinema Premier VIP Passes
Party Individual Tickets: $50

The Poster


Friday, June 10, Noon

Edgewood Eatery, 1327 21st Street

Open only to Filmmakers, Sponsors and VIPs.

Lunch Table

SAFETY LAST! Special Presentation

Starring the Silent Film Superstar Harold Lloyd

Friday, June 10, 5:30 p.m.

Theatre Guild, 2020 San Juan Avenue

We are honored to be joined by Suzanne Lloyd, granddaughter of the legendary comedic actor, Harold Lloyd, as she presents one of his most famous films,“Safety Last!” Made 100 years ago, “Safety Last!” includes one of the most iconic images from the silent film era—Harold clutching the hands of a large clock as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper over the streets of Los Angeles. It is on American Film Institute’s list of 100 most exciting thrill movies in American cinema history and also stars Mildred Davis, Harold’s real-life wife. Lloyd is credited with being responsible for some of the finest comedies ever made and helped to create the movie industry as we know it today.

The presentation will include an interview with Suzanne Lloyd, conducted by her longtime friend, Vero Beach resident Janis Nordstrom.

Directors: Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor
Producer: Hal Roach
Run Time: 01:13:00

The film will be followed by a “Grand Tasting” celebration at the Heritage Center, 2140 14th Avenue.

Party included in Cinema Premier VIP Passes.
Party Individual Tickets At The Door: $50.

Safety Last


Starring Betty Boop and Popeye The Sailor

Saturday, June 11, 9:30 a.m.

Courthouse Executive Center, 2145 14th Ave

The sons of legendary animator Myron Waldman present the work of their father, along with some of his best “Betty Boop,” “Popeye” and “Casper The Friendly Ghost” cartoons.  

Directors:  Myron, Steven and Bob Waldman


Filmmaker Roundtables, Special Presentation

Saturday, June 11
Noon for Documentary Filmmakers
2 p.m. for Narrative Filmmakers

Woman’s Club, 1534 21 St. 

Go behind the screen and join our resident filmmakers for a discussion of the tips and techniques they use to produce the films we are enjoying at the film festival!

Special Presentation

Saturday, June 11, 3:00 p.m.

Theatre Guild, 2020 San Juan Avenue

“Feeling Through” was nominated for the 2021 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.  It’s a coming of age story that follows a homeless teen and his encounter with a DeafBlind man who needs help getting home in the middle of the night.  “Feeling Through” will be shown with the documentary short, “Connecting The Dots,” which explains why and how the film was made. 

Director:  Doug Roland
Executive Producers include actress Marlee Matlin
Run Time: 43:00

WORST TO FIRST: The True Story of Z100 New York,
Special Presentation

Saturday, June 11, 5:30 p.m.

Theatre Guild, 2020 San Juan Avenue

Join our very special guest, legendary New York DJ Scott Shannon!  He will present his film about how he arrived at a small radio station in the swamps of New Jersey in 1983, and turned it into the New York City Powerhouse, Z100.   The film features interviews with 1980s superstars Jon Bon Jovi, Joan Jett, Nile Rodgers, Debbie Gibson and Taylor Dayne. 

Director:  Mitchell Stuart
Executive Producers include Vero Beach Resident John McConnell
Run Time:  01:04:00

The film will be followed by a “ZOO CREW” 1980s Dance Party at the Heritage Center, 2140 14th Avenue. 
Party like it’s 1985!!

Party Included in Cinema Premier VIP Passes
Party Individual Tickets At The Door: 
$50 for Cinema Select Passholders
$75 for General Public

Scott Shannon

DANCE FOR FILM, Special Presentation

Saturday, June 11, 7:30 p.m.

Theatre Guild, 2020 San Juan Avenue

Ballet Vero Beach presents a collection of dance films, all shot on location in Florida.  They include two original films by Ballet Vero Beach, Rhythms Of Our Day and the world premiere of Pourquoi. Also included are the full series of promotional films for this year’s National Water Dance, created to bring attention to issues of water in the United States.  The National Water Dance films include performances from Sarasota Contemporary Dance, the Florida State University School of Dance, Olujimi Dance Theatre, the University of Florida Dancers, and Ballet Vero Beach. 

Vb Ballet

CLOSING EVENT AND AWARDS, Special Presentation

Sunday, June 12, 3:00 p.m.

Majestic Theatre Vero Beach, 940 14th Lane

Applaud all our filmmakers as we announce the Juried and Audience Awards for our Fifth Film Festival!  

Then please join us for an After Party across the parking lot at Hurricane Grill & Wings, 943 15th Place.

Party included for Cinema Select and Cinema Premier VIP pass holders. 
Party Individual Tickets At The Door:  $35  
Includes two drinks and hors d’oeuvres.