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This event supports programs that promote greater opportunities in the creative industries for artists and filmmakers of all ages and all abilities including individuals with special needs. The signature film festival is based in Jacksonville, Florida. Home to a growing arts community with a rich, film history and a vibrant, cultural future.

For Festival Credentials and Media Requests, please contact us. World Arts Film Festival, An Extraordinary Event For Everyone.

To schedule interviews, appearances, or to receive our press releases, please contact Karen Sadler

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4th Annual World Arts Film Festival postponed due to hurricane. New dates are May 3, 4 & 5, 2017! Here is an excerpt from WJCT’s documentary about the World Arts Film Festival.

We are grateful to the WJCT production team – Stephen Jones, Sam Farmer and Shannon LeDuke. Short excerpt from full length program:

Students from St. Augustine School for the Deaf and Blind are joined by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts High School Cinematic Arts film students. For more information on this project, please contact the festival office.

Press Release_World Arts Film Festival 2017 (link is disconnected)

Browse 2015 Festival:  

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The Wound and the Gift by Director Linda Hoaglund, a special presentation on Saturday October 17th, The Conference Center At The Main Library 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Documentary about the animal rescue movements around the world.

FOLIO COVER STORY

GLOBAL FOCUS

Annual festival features an impressive roster of international films

Article by Kara Pound  

 

World Arts Film Festival logo by artist Sean Mahan

Unique Visual Voices On Film

Read More at EU Jacksonville

 

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One of A Kind Film Education For All Ages


 

Browse 2014:

5/7/2014  festival schedule overview

5/7/2014  festival selections guide

 

 

By Sarah Clarke Stuart, Photography by Woody Huband

The First Coast Celebrates Cinema

FIRST COAST MAGAZINE – May 12, 2014

“It’s about all of these different artists and points of view coming together through creativity”

 

Cover Story – FOLIO WEEKLY – May 7, 2014

Karen Sadler’s World Arts Film Festival wants to rekindle Jacksonville’s love affair with the movies — and help kids with special needs along the way

 

2014 LIST MENTIONS:

AUDNEWS.COM Article: Five Avant-Garde Film Festivals

 

SECOND ANNUAL WORLD ARTS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 DATES

MAY 15 – MAY 17  AT THE MAIN LIBRARY CONFERENCE CENTER,

CALL FOR ENTRIES OPEN!
EVENT WILL BENEFIT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:

PB&J HOSTS FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY ON MARCH 22ND AT THE VOLSTEAD

A NIGHT FOR FILM LOVERS

Read more at FOLIO Weekly.com

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Browse 2013:

World Arts Film Festival to launch at MOCA

2013 Read more at Jacksonville.com:

‘World Arts Film Fest’ begins Thursday at MOCA

2013 Read more at Daily Record:

 

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