7 recurring Orlando area events to whet the appetite of any cinephile

Film series

Popcorn Flicks In the Park


Uncomfortable Brunch

This film series at Will's Pub on the first Sunday of each month is based around the idea of sharing brunch with strangers as you all watch critically acclaimed films designed to make you squirm, like Pink Flamingos or Shame.

Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave., uncomfortablebrunch.com

More Q Than A

Utilizing the upstairs theater at the Gallery at Avalon Island, this film series on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month focuses on lesser-known classic films, like Melvin Van Peebles' The Story of a Three-Day Pass or Errol Morris' The Thin Blue Line. The Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave., 407-317-8367, avalongallery.org

Popcorn Flicks in the Park

Those who miss picnicking on the Enzian's lawn for their Wednesday Night Pitcher Shows should check out their free monthly offerings in downtown Winter Park every second Thursday. Central Park, Park Avenue and Morse Boulevard, Winter Park, 407-629-0054, enzian.org


Florida Film Festival

The 25th annual Florida Film Festival screens more than 170 films over its 10-day stretch, showcasing some of the best independent features, shorts and documentaries, both new and classic (April 8-17, 2016). Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; Regal Cinemas Winter Park Village, 510 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407-629-1088, floridafilmfestival.com

Global Peace Film Festival

The film fest with a heart of gold, this annual series is dedicated to movies that address issues relating to conflicts around the world and the people trying to solve them (Sept. 19-25, 2016). Locations to be announced; peacefilmfest.org

Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase This film festival highlights the efforts of student filmmakers from across Florida (Nov. 19-20, 2016). Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, 407-629-1088, enzian.org

Love Your Shorts Film Festival Short films from across the world get a lot of love at this annual Sanford film festival (February 2017). Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 Magnolia Ave., Sanford, loveyourshorts.com