Festival

The 5th Annual World Arts Film Festival is May 23-25th, 2018

Browse the past festival schedules on this page.

Wednesday,  May 3

Session One: 10 am – 2 pm Film Screenings & Educational Programs with Guest Filmmakers, Artists, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Opening Welcome with WJCT’s Sherry Spearman and Guest Rachel Barcellona, Miss Florida International

Session Two: 5 pm – 9 pm

Red Carpet at 5 pm for Celebration of Young Filmmakers

Opening Night – Reception & Musical Performance 5 – 6 pm

Guest Host: Director Nadia Ramoutar at the Young Filmmakers Program – Short Film Screenings with Directors 6 – 7:30 pm

Make A Film Foundation (MAFF) presents ” The Black Ghiandola” 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Special Film Screening and Behind the Scenes. Talk with Executive Producer, Tamika Lamison. From a script written by Anthony Conti, a teen with life-threatening cancer whose wish to make his own film was granted. Starring Johnny Depp, David Lynch, Laura Dern, JK Simmons, and more. Directed by Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures), Sam Raimi (Spiderman Trilogy) and Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight).

After-Hours: Filmmaker’s Lounge at The Volstead 115 West Adams St., Jacksonville

Thursday,  May 4

Session One: 10 am – 2 pm Film Screenings & Educational Programs with Guest Filmmakers, Artists, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Opening Welcome with WJCT’s Karen Feagins at 10am and Michael Boylan at 11:15 am.
Special Benefit Screening at 4 pm of “The Flying Ace” (1926 Silent Film, with music) TRT: 65 mins. Courtesy of The Norman Studios, with historian Rita Reagan and “Richard Norman” in character appearance by Anthony Hodge.

*Attendees of this special screening please select the BENEFIT FILM SCREENING PASS ticket and use the promotional code from Norman Studios (NORMANSTUDIOS25) to purchase your ticket at a discount. After the film and Q&A you are invited to stay for the evening events at the festival as our guest (no additional cost).
Session Two: 5 pm – 9 pm

Red Carpet for Celebration of Women in Film with Reception 5 – 6 pm
Short Film Screenings followed by Q&A with Filmmakers 6 – 9 pm

Festival Speakers and Guests include Artist Richard McMahan of the documentary by Director Olympia Stone, The Original Richard McMahan; Jill Donnellan and Art Smith, Jr. of Women in Film and Television Florida; Sharon Y. Cobb Screenwriter.

After-Hours: Filmmaker’s Lounge at The Volstead 115 West Adams St., Jacksonville

Friday, May 5

Session One: 10 am – 2 pm Film Screenings & Educational Programs with Guest Filmmakers, Artists, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Opening Welcome with WJCT’s Andrew Wiechman at 10am

Festival Guest Rachel Barcellona, Miss Florida International, will present her film A Journey with Rachel directed by Adam Ricketts

Director Kevin O’Neill of Full Sail University will present his film Swipe produced by Duane A. Sikes Productions. Q & A with Director.
Session Two: 5 pm – 9 pm

Red Carpet at 5 pm with Reception: A Celebration of Film Culture & Community

Opening Welcome with Guest Host Damien Lamar

Short Film Screenings 6 – 8:00 pm
Presentation of Dalton Cyr’s Invisible and the musical trilogy, Breathe produced by Duane A. Sikes Productions. Q & A moderated by Sharon Y. Cobb

Special Feature Screening from 6 – 8:15 pm of “Things Never Said” (R-rated) TRT: 111 mins. Things Never Said is the debut film written and directed by Charles Murray known for his work on LUKE CAGE, SONS OF ANARCHY and THIRD WATCH. Q&A with festival guests.

Special Guest Host: Jacksonville artist, Mal Jones of The Lyricist Live will be in attendance.

World Arts Film Festival Kaleidoscope Awards

After-Hours: The “After-After” Wrap Party at The Volstead 115 West Adams St., Jacksonville
School Field Trips: Groups must register and schedule with our production office. To Register, go to Education

Filmmakers:
If your film has been selected for screening, please contact us for your passes.

To All Attendees:
Passes are now available here! www.worldartsfilmfestival.org/tickets

FAQs
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
The Festival is open to all ages. Films shown between 10 am and 2 pm are appropriate for 3 to 5th grade or older.  After 2 pm a notice will be posted at the theater entrance if a screening is suggested for adults only.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is available on site. Directions and city transportation are available online: WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Info@worldartsfilmfestival.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring it with you or you can download the Eventbrite App for accessing a mobile ticket.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
Each ticket can only be used once. Please note the name of the user on the ticket if it is not the same as the purchaser.

Thank you.

World Arts Film Festival Apparel
Some awesome merchandise for this event. Show your support and look good wearing it. Check it out!

Ask for festival merchandise, t-shirts, bags, and posters, available on site while supplies last!

 

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A Short Film Competition with Awards

The World Arts Film Festival highlights established filmmakers to first-time directors of all ages and all abilities.

We will be screening independent short films from around the world as well as presenting educational panels and interactive workshops.

The Festival showcases a continuous series of short films, each no longer than 20 minutes. The submissions are from any filmmaker wanting to create, inspire and share their work worldwide. In addition, longer format films are included as special screening events.

 Film Girl in Frame

An extraordinary event of film and culture in Jacksonville, Florida!

 

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