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Florida Family & Faith International Film Festival Powered by AARP Florida Celebrates Caregivers...

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Florida Family & Faith International Film Festival Powered by AARP Florida Celebrates Caregivers and Families This Thanksgiving Season


New Independent Film Initiative Works to Empower Its Community By Leveraging the Power of Storytelling

Nov. 24, 2020 / PRZen / SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In celebration of National Caregivers Month in November, AARP Florida today announced the launch of its inaugural Florida Family & Faith International Film Festival powered by AARP Florida. This virtual cinematic celebration will take place on Nov. 26-29, 2020. Hosted by film and TV actors Kevin Sorbo and Gina Neely, this first-ever event has the theme of "giving thanks to caregivers" and will feature an international film competition, Hollywood studio movies, and Talk Backs with the filmmakers.

"Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, AARP Florida wanted to present an empowering event this Thanksgiving season that would truly celebrate families and caregivers," states Dionne Polite, Director of State Operations for AARP Florida. "Our Florida Family & Faith International Film Festival achieves these goals in such a beautiful and unique way."

National Caregivers Month is a time to recognize the 2.9 million Floridians who are caring for loved ones, according to AARP Florida. In 2020, many caregivers have been overwhelmed given the pandemic and AARP Florida works every day to be a resource for them and their families. The organization is also presenting the Florida Family & Faith International Film Festival powered by AARP Florida as a way to say, "thank you" to caregivers. The virtual film festival will be free to AARP members and feature 20 movies from such countries as Puerto Rico, South Africa, Australia, Turkey, Peru, and the United Kingdom.

"Storytelling and imagery through movies truly matter in our society, especially when it comes to positively changing the perspectives (and behaviors) of how we all view each other as fellow human beings on this planet," states Dr. Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren, Lead Producer of the Florida Family & Faith International Film Festival. "We are grateful to the support of AARP Florida for this inaugural film festival that truly embraces our mission of being 'dedicated to EMPOWERING the creative spirit, SERVING with heart, and CELEBRATING all.'"

For additional information and to see the full schedule for the Florida Family & Faith International Film Festival powered by AARP Florida, visit


AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.}


Lindsey & Associates International Communications (L.A.I. Communications) is a full-service marketing, public relations, and entertainment agency that is "dedicated to delivering EMPOWERING communications." The company serves as a bridge for its clients and works in the intersection between business and humanitarianism. L.A.I. Communications is also the creator and producer of its "Family & Faith International Film Festivals" brand, which presents empowering film festivals to communities all around the world.

For more information on L.A.I. Communications, visit or follow @l.a.i.communications and @laicomm1 on social media.

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