Trailers + Interviews

The 4th Annual World Arts Film Festival is honored to welcome The Black Ghiandola

A short film produced by the Make A Film Foundation (MAFF).  Join us to meet Executive Producer, Tamika Lamison who will be a guest of the festival, May 3-5th at the WJCT PBS Television Studios in Jacksonville, FL. Here’s the trailer!

To learn more about this inspiring project, take a look at this recent piece from NBC Nightly News:

Make-A-Film Foundation grants film wishes to children who have serious or life-threatening medical conditions by teaming them with noted actors, writers, directors, and producers who help them to create short film legacies.

Anthony was diagnosed with stage 4 Adrenal Cortical Cancer and dreamed of writing and starring in his own short film. Make A Film Foundation granted that wish.

THE BLACK GHIANDOLA is a story about a young man risking his life to save a young girl he has grown to love, after his family has been killed in the Apocalyptic world of Ghiandola Zombies.

Join us at the 4th Annual World Arts Film Festival to see the film and get a behind-the-scenes look at THE BLACK GHIANDOLA.  A special event film screening and Q&A with Executive Producer Tamika Lamison.

Directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Ted Melfi (Hidden Figures) and Sam Raimi (Spiderman Trilogy)

Starring: Anthony Conti, JK Simmons, Laura Dern, David Lynch, Richard Chamberlain, Johnny Depp, John Grady, Jade Pettyjohn, Chad L. Coleman, Keith Allan, Pritesh Shah and Penelope Ann Miller.

Images from the Official Selection of short films at the 4th Annual World Arts Film Festival


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Hello Festival Friends!

Every year our workshop programs highlight the emerging ‘visual’ voices of young artists and filmmakers while giving individuals with special needs such as autism, the opportunity to make films of their own and learn side by side with their peers. Participation in World Arts’ events and programs supports individuals of all ages and abilities to find success in the creative industries and beyond.

 A clip from the World Arts Experimental Film Workshop with Canadian filmmaker and educator Lois Siegel. Attendees to this hands-on workshop can contribute to the Cameraless Film project.WAF bar image 2015


Englewood Elementary After-School Film Club “Behind the Scenes”

World Arts On Location: Englewood Elementary from World Arts Film on Vimeo.

Always an honor to work with Any Given Child Jacksonville, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. World Arts provided a film mentorship program to Englewood Elementary School in Duval County, Florida. We worked with their art teacher, Kris Campbell.

Industry Mentors:

Natalie Bogart and Joshua Pierre

Teen Mentor:

Gabrielle Bautista

Thank you to Duval County Public Schools, Any Given Child Jacksonville, Cathedral Arts Project, and UNF.

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