St Augustine Film Festival 2016

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“Chau Beyond the Lines” has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Documentary Film. photo: contributed

The St Augustine Film Festival will take place this week. Hosted by Flagler College and The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, two of this years films have been nominated for a 2016 Academy Award. The film “THEEB” has been nominated as Best Foreign Picture and the film “Chau Beyond the Lines” has been nominated for Best Short Documentary Film.

Over 30 films will be featured at this years St Augustine Film Festival. The films will be screened in five local venues: the Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache Theatre, and three screens at the Corazon Theatre.

The Flagler College student films will be hosted on Friday, January 29 at Flagler College, Gamache Theatre. This showing is free and open to the public. Nine short films will be shown including the film “St Augustine’s Michael Jordan”.

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Morris family in Nobody Fights Alone. photo: St Augustine Film Festival

This local singer/songwriter, Michael Jordan, not only gathers attention because of his name, but also because of his unique style. This film stars Michael and gives a brief look into Michael’s journey on the streets of St Augustine. The films director, producer, cinematographer and editor is Natalie Alford with music by Michael Jordon himself.

Another student featured film is entitled “Lost” by Stephanie Lee and Josh Pinero. Starring Lee as a young mother loses her daughter, she will do whatever it takes to find her.This film is written and directed by, Stephanie Lee and Josh Pinero. Cinematography by Josh Pinero and edited by Stephanie Lee and Josh Pinero.

“Nobody Fights Alone” is a film about the struggle a family has with childhood cancer. The movie looks into the life of 13 year old Makinley Rain Morris and how her illness affects her life. Camera and editor is Alexa Wint. The cast includes: Makinley Rain Morris, Shawn Morris, Amanda Morris, Sierra Morris.

On Saturday January 30th at the Lewis Auditorium, Gil Bellows stars in the film: 3 DAYS IN HAVANA. Showtime is at 8PM. Along with the films at this years event, Academy Award Nominee Candy Clark, who played Debbie in “American Graffiti” will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday, January 31st at Lewis Auditorium.

Founding Sponsors, Arnold & Barbara Grevior are once again enriching the film community in St Augustine with the presentation of this film festival as well as supporting the Film Studies Program at Flagler College.Get your tickets and enjoy the festivities all weekend long.

Flagler Student Films- FREE Admittance -January 29th!

For tickets visit: FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS