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Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson. Damsel. Regie/director: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson in Damsel.

Next weekend, the Key West Film Festival will debut the new Stock Island Film Festival (STIFF for short).  Celebrating the Keys’ long and notorious reputation as a haven for smuggling and drug-running, fishing and fighting, falling in love, and other nefarious activities, STIFF’s opening night feature film and shorts programs will bring you similarly-themed renegade films from around the world.

STIFF will dock legally at The Perry Hotel Key West (7001 Shrimp Road) and COAST (6404 Front Street) for an exciting and energetic three nights, Thursday June 7th through Saturday June 9th.

Florida’s very own bad boy doc-maker Billy Corben (Square Grouper, Cocaine Cowboys, Dawg Fight, ESPN’s 30 for 30 The U) will show a sneak peak of his latest project, A Sunny Place for Shady People. Hometown filmmaker and KWFF Director Quincy Perkins (Love in Youth) will also be there for the closing night awards party.

Opening Night, Thursday June 7th, will kick off with the new Zellner Brothers feature film Damsel (Sundance/Berlin 2018), starring Robert Pattinson, including a Q&A with the brother director team! Friday June 8th and Saturday June 9th will feature four shorts programs by international and local filmmakers.

Join Billy, Quincy, filmmakers, and film fans closing night poolside when awards will be handed out for Best Comedy and Documentary, the Audience Award (called the Square Grouper), the Perry Student Award, The Silver Stiffy for best local film and Golden Stiffy for best all-round potential, and the Corben Contraband selected by the co-host himself.

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