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Sarasota, Florida -- 10 News is proud to be a sponsor for this year's Sarasota Film Festival!

10 Community's Kathryn Bursch, along with Sarasota Newsroom reporter Isabel Mascarenas, anchors Dion Lim and Allison Kropff, and meteorologist Jim Van Fleet, kicked things off with a preview at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

The festivalhas grown in its 16th year from just eight films over three days to 252 independent films shown over a 10-day period.

Organizers like SFF director Tom Hall say it's all possible because of support from the community.

"Our success is [dependent] upon community support. The support of our sponsors and all the audience members and everyone who comes out for the festival."

For a full list of showtimes and films, check out http://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com/ for more information.

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