Special Events


A special screening of Xaque Gruber’s new film “Sallywood.” When Zack, a 20-something writer, moves from Maine to Hollywood to pursue his career dreams, he meets his favorite actress, Sally Kirkland, who hires him on the spot to be her personal assistant, and so much more…

The Jury Awards Presentation will immediately follow the screening. Our jury members will present VBFF trophies to our award winning filmmakers.

Majestic Theater – Six

940 14th Lane Vero Beach, FL 32960
April 11, 2024, 4:30 – 7:00 PM EDT

The Friends of the Festival Vintner Dinner.
Sponsored by Law Offices of Jennifer D. Peshke.
Featuring the remarkable wine collection of Margot and Harvey Kornicks.

The Vero Beach Film Festival kicks off with The Vintner Dinner. This year, we celebrate the revitalization of downtown Vero Beach, and in collaboration with Vero Prime, it marks the beginning of the 2024 festival week.

In addition to the extraordinary food served by Vero Prime, the spotlight shines on Harvey and Margot Kornicks, who will pour wines from their exceptionally exclusive collection—the kind that only a fortunate few get to savor. And as usual, the festival promises to be a captivating blend of films, food, and fine wines.

Vero Prime
2023 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Monday, April 8th, 2024
Tasting will begin 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Seated Dinner at 7:15 pm

Wine Being Poured

Included with The Vintner Premier Festival Pass

SUBARU FILMMAKER’S WELCOME: Opening Night Celebration & Juried Awards

The opening night Film and Filmmakers Celebration of the Vero Beach Film Festival is a grand event that marks the beginning of a weekend of films, food, and fine wines. The event is the perfect opportunity to mingle with fellow filmmakers and attendees. The event is the perfect way to kick off the festival and sets the tone for the rest of the weekend.

The Subaru Grand Showroom
935 US Highway 1 Vero Beach, FL 32960
April 11, 2024, 7:00 – 9:00 PM EDT

Happy Faces

Included with The Premier Festival Pass

THE HIDDEN CELLAR – Always Sells Out

Among the many venues at his years’ film festival is the historic Woman’s Club of Vero Beach, where something truly special awaits: the Hidden Cellar. Tucked away within the club, this cellar is the perfect hangout for VIPs, Premier pass-holders, and filmmakers between screenings. Connoisseurs Rob and Michelle from Varietals and More pour fabulous wines, creating an intimate and delightful atmosphere. So, after immersing yourself in thought-provoking cinema, head to the Hidden Cellar to savor the finer things in life—fine wines, tasty treats, and the camaraderie of fellow film enthusiasts.

Woman’s Club of Vero Beach
1534 21st St, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Friday and Saturday, April 12, 13, 2024, 12:00 – 5:00 PM EDT

Wine And Cheese

Included with The Premier Festival Pass

THE Engel & Völkers GRAND WINE TASTING – Always Sells Out

The Engel & Völkers Grand Wine Tasting is one of the festival’s signature events and is a must-attend for wine enthusiasts. Powered by Rob and Michelle of Varietals and More, the wine tasting is a treasure trove of medal-winning wines, unique vintages, and cellar reserves worldwide. The wines presented are available to order at VBFF special pricing.

Heritage Center
2140 14th Avenue Vero Beach, FL 32060
April 12, 2024, Starts at 6:00 PM EDT

Wine Box

Included with The Premier Festival Pass


The night of dancing is a perfect way to celebrate the filmmakers and their work. The dance floor is alive with vibrant colors and pulsing music. The atmosphere is exhilarating, and everyone lets loose and dances with abandon. It’s a night that is truly unforgettable, with memories that will last a lifetime.

Heritage Center
2140 14th Avenue Vero Beach, FL 32060
April 13, 2024, 7:00 – 10:00 PM EDT

People Dancing

Included with The Premier Festival Pass


The Closing Ceremony and VBFF Audience Awards are often our festival’s most anticipated event. It is a time when filmmakers, actors, and other industry professionals come together to celebrate the art of cinema and recognize the festival’s best films. Winning an audience award can be especially meaningful for filmmakers, as it directly reflects how their work has resonated with the public. It can also help to generate buzz and attract attention to their film, which can be crucial for independent filmmakers looking to get their work seen by a wider audience.

Heritage Center
2140 14th Avenue Vero Beach, FL 32060
April 14, 2024, 4:30 – 6:00 PM EDT


Included with The Premier Festival Pass

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