Flagler County goes Hollywood — or at least Sundance-ish — this weekend with the Flagler Film Festival
Festival-goers can see 60 shorts and features from local, regional, national and international filmmakers at the festival that is now in its fourth year. The festival is Friday through Sunday (Jan. 13-15) at Hilton Garden Inn in Palm Coast.
Festival Director Kathie Barry is offering a wide range of productions and expertise including everyone from Academy Award winning producers to student filmmakers. Categories include drama, sci-fi, comedy, documentary, horror/thriller and animation.
About 150 films were submitted and Barry and her co-producers winnowed that down with about 60 making the final cut. Films are being shown in blocks.
The curtain goes up Friday (Jan. 13) with Wave of the Winter at 6 p.m. Although the screening is free, goers can contribute in order to help raise funds for the Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic.
Tant, who died in 1998 from an aortic aneurysm, was a Flagler Beach surf standout. The surf contest founded in his honor provides scholarships to local students. Hundreds compete annually in the pro, open and amateur divisions that draw thousands of spectators.
Screenings continue throughout the weekend. At 9:30 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 15) jury awards and audience favorite awards will be announced during a champagne reception and ceremony.
For a complete list of films and times, go to flaglerfilmfestival.com.
Advance tickets are $25 for a full festival pass, $10 for a daily pass or $5 for a one-block pass, available online at flaglerfilmfestival.com. Tickets at the door are $30 for a full festival pass, $12 for a daily pass or $6 for a one-block pass. Question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers follow each block of screenings.
- ST. AUGUSTINE FESTIVAL
The St. Augustine Film Festival is presented by Flagler College and features three days of 40 films from 20 countries from Jan. 20 through 22.
Forty films from 20 countries will be screened during this international festival, including A Wing and a Prayer (Israel), Una Noche de Amor (Argentina), Two Lottery Tickets (Romania), and One Wild Moment (France), just to name a few.
Films will be screened at three locations downtown: Lewis Auditorium, Gamache-Koger Theater, and Corazon Cinema & Café. See below for addresses for all locations.
Film times run from 11a.m. to 9p.m., Jan. 20; from 10a.m. until 8:30 p.m., Jan. 21, and from 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Jan. 22. There will be some special Preview Showings for All Access Pass holders on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, from 10a.m. to 7 p.m.
Jan. 20, the Film Festival begins with the Opening Night Cocktail Party, with drinks and hors d’oeuvres served beginning 6p.m. at the Lightner Museum. Later that evening, at 8:45 p.m., the Opening Night Gala will take place in the Lightner Museum Ballroom.
General admission per film is $11; all film pass $95; Lewis Auditorium pass $55; opening night cocktail party $20; opening night gala $45; centerpiece party $35; closing night party $40; and all party pass $110.
For information call 904-327-0088