The Sarasota Film Festival prides itself on being a "world-class platform for thought-provoking films from some of the best known and emerging independent voices." More than 180 films are screened each year including features, documentaries, short films and family-friendly picks. MovieMaker Magazine recently named the Sarasota Film Festival one of the "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World." Hollywood's most respected actors are invited and attend each year's festival and answer questions from critics and fans during the festival. Recent years' attendees have included Matthew Modine, Jon Favreau and Rosie Perez.