SAINT AUGUSTINE – The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum (CEAM) and Flagler College announce the inaugural Finger Mullet Film Festival (FMFF) at CEAM on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, 2020. A screening of local and student films will be on Friday, June 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., in conjunction with First Friday Art Walk. The screening will include selected international shorts on Saturday, June 6 at 6 p.m.
FMFF is dedicated to nurturing an experimental art and film culture in St. Augustine by providing an inspired platform of the best national and international short films alongside a burgeoning local and regional culture of time-based creators and story tellers. The goal is to discover, cultivate and screen new local narratives as a means of generating critical discussion and empowering community collaboration.
The vision will merge the robust cultural power of an international short film festival with a collaborative localized program that provides instruction to citizens in order for them to explore storytelling through the creation of time-based artwork. The primary educational and community-based component to the FMFF will be to provide instructional workshops to community members to teach them the steps of how to make short narrative videos, empowering new community voices as digital creators and story tellers. Flagler College and CEAM is currently collaborating with a group of middle and high school student at the Boys and Girls Club of St. Augustine. Alongside Flagler College faculty and advanced art students from Flagler College, visiting artists and scholars through the Kenan Endowment and CEAM Artist Residency will also serve as stewards to the group of students.
Submissions are currently being accepted for short film and video art, in the following categories: International Short Film; Locals Only Short Film; and Student Short Film. The International category will include shorts from film makers and video artists from all over the world. Films in any language are eligible but should be subtitled if not in English. The Locals Only will include work from skilled regional film makers and video artists, aged 18 and over. Lastly, the Student category will include work by middle and high school students. The deadline for submitting work is April 1, 2020, and film makers and artists will be notified of acceptance by May 1, 2020. All information about submitting work, including the submission guidelines can be found at www.fingermulletfilmfestival.com.
The Finger Mullet Film Festival was created by Kenan Distinguished Professor of Art Patrick Moser, with guidance from Associate Professor of Humanities and Assistant Director of the Pre-Law Program Chris Moser, and Julie Dickover, director of the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum.
The Finger Mullet Film Festival program will be on view at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum from May 15 through June 19. For further information about FMFF please visit the website at www.flagler.edu/crispellert or www.fingermulletfilmfestival.com, or contact Julie Dickover at 904-826-8530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.