Sarasota Film Festival Honors Emmy Award-Winning Comedian and Television Host Jay Leno With the SFF Career Achievement Award

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Pictured: Jay Leno receives 2023 SFF Career Achievement Award from Festival President and Chairman of the Board Mark Famiglio. Photo courtesy of Dylan Jon Wade Cox Photography.

Held annually in Sarasota, Florida, the Sarasota Film F estival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with hundreds of films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks. SFF brings the best new and established independent filmmakers to the Festival with local programs that showcase its idyllic community. The Sarasota Film Festival is a 501©3 non-profit arts organization. It is the largest film fest in the Southeast, one of the largest in North America, and draws over 50,000 ticket holders annually. The festival regularly hosts industry attendees and media and has been covered by The New York Times, Variety, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, IndieWire, The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, Rolling Stone, The New York Post, and The New York Daily News, among others. For more information, please visit: https://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com/On Tuesday, March 28th, the Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) honored Emmy Award-winning comedian and television host Jay Leno with the SFF Career Achievement Award. SFF President and Chairman of the Board Mark Famiglio presented Leno with the award following his performance at Saraosta’s Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in recognition of his illustrious career across television, comedy, and beyond spanning nearly half a century.

Held annually in Sarasota, Florida, the Sarasota Film F estival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with hundreds of films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks. SFF brings the best new and established independent filmmakers to the Festival with local programs that showcase its idyllic community. The Sarasota Film Festival is a 501©3 non-profit arts organization. It is the largest film fest in the Southeast, one of the largest in North America, and draws over 50,000 ticket holders annually. The festival regularly hosts industry attendees and media and has been covered by The New York Times, Variety, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, IndieWire, The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, Rolling Stone, The New York Post, and The New York Daily News, among others. For more information, please visit: https://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com/

Pictured: Jay Leno receives 2023 SFF Career Achievement Award from Festival President and Chairman of the Board Mark Famiglio. Photo courtesy of Dylan Jon Wade Cox Photography.

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