Festival

The 4th Annual World Arts Film Festival

Thanks again to everyone for helping to make this year possible! See you at the Movies! Join us May 3 – 5th!

WEDNESDAY MAY 3

Session One: 10 am – 2 pm Film Screenings & Educational Programs with Guest Filmmakers

Opening Welcome with 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 by Rachel Barcellona 5 – 6 pm

Guest Host: Director Nadia Ramoutar at the Young Filmmakers Panel & 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 Talk with Executive Producer, Tamika Lamison (MAFF)

After-Hours: Filmmakers’ 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

Opening Welcome and Guest Speaker Karen Feagins, WJCT

Special Benefit Screening: 4 pm of “The Flying Ace” (1926 Silent Film, with music) TRT: 65 mins. Hosted by Women in Film and Television-FL (WIFT-FL) Jill Donnellan & Art Smith Jr. in honor of The Norman Studios, featuring historian Rita Reagan and character performance by Anthony Hodge.

Session Two: 5 pm – 9 pm

Red Carpet at 5pm for Celebration of Women in Film with Reception

Guest Hosts with Short Film Screenings, Q&A with Filmmakers 6 – 9 pm

Jacksonville Artist Richard McMahan will be our special guest at Q & A. Following the screening of the film documentary The Original Richard McMahan directed by Olympia Stone.

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

 

FRIDAY, May 5

Session One: 10 am – 2 pm  Film Screenings & Educational Programs

Opening Welcome with Festival Guest Tamika Lamison

Screenwriter, Sharon Y. Cobb presenting Swipe directed by Kevin O’Neill, and produced by Duane A. Sikes Productions. Followed by Dalton Cyr’s Invisible and his musical trilogy Breathe produced by Duane A. Sikes Productions. Q & A moderated by Sharon Y. Cobb.

Session Two: 5 pm – 9 pm

Red Carpet at 5 pm for Celebration of Film Culture and Community

Special Screening at 6-8:15 pm of “Things Never Said” (R-rated) TRT: 111 mins. with Surprise Guest! 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.

Short Film Screenings and Guest Hosts  5 – 8:15 pm  Studio A Theater

World Arts Film Festival Kaleidoscope Awards and Wrap Party  8:15 – 9 pm

After-Hours: The “After-After” Wrap Party, The Volstead 115 West Adams St., Jacksonville

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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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