Special Screenings

Join us May 23rd-25th, 2018 for the next World Arts Film Festival

Take a look at some of our previous special programs!

Date: Wednesday, May 3rd

Time: 7:30 pm

World Arts Film Festival presents…

The Black Ghiandola 
(TRT:16 mins.)

Make A Film Foundation (MAFF) and Executive Producer Tamika Lamison are proud to present MAFF’s latest film, The Black Ghiandola *, by Anthony Conti. Seventeen-year old screenwriter and cancer patient Conti brings us the story of a young man risking his life to save a young woman he has grown to love after his family is killed in the Apocalyptic world of Zombies. The film stars Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, J.K. Simmons, Penelope Ann Miller, Richard Chamberlain and writer, Anthony Conti. The film is directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Sam Raimi (Spiderman Trilogy) and Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures).

After the screening, join us for Behind the Scenes (TRT: 22 mins.) look and Q&A with the Executive Producer, Tamika Lamison.

*Parents please note there is zombie violence.

Benefit Screening from The Norman Studios

Date: Thursday, May 4th

Time: 4:00 pm

World Arts Film Festival at WJCT Studios

Women in Film and Television – Florida and The Norman Studios Museum present a rare, silent film from 1926 with a music soundtrack

The Flying Ace  by Director Richard Norman  (TRT: 65 mins.)

SYNOPSIS: A rural crime drama revolving around a pair of rival aviators. The Flying Ace is popular entertainment in the traditional Hollywood style, and a unique aviation melodrama in that no airplanes actually leave the ground (the spectacular flight scenes being performed on terra firma, in front of neutral backdrops). The film is divided into chapters so that exhibitors could show the film as a feature or as a six-episode serial. The narrative is buoyed by the presence of Norman Studios regular Steve “Peg” Reynolds, who in one memorable scene rides a bicycle while firing a rifle built into the shaft of his crutch.

The Norman Studios’ Museum Historian, Rita Reagan will introduce the film and attendees will enjoy a special appearance by “Richard Norman” who will answer questions after the screening. Mastered from 35mm film elements from The Norman Studios Collection, preserved by the Library of Congress. Guest actor Anthony Hodge (in the role of Richard Norman). This presentation is courtesy of The Norman Film Studios.

Your ticket is an invitation to attend an extraordinary event dedicated to community and culture. Please use this code to receive a special price ticket from The Norman Studios.

  1. Select the Benefit Screening Ticket
  2. Use this code (NormanStudios25) when making your payment and you will receive a special price of $25.00 for two tickets.
  3. When you arrive at the festival, just go to WILL CALL and show your printout and the second ticket will be given to you there!

All ticketholders of this benefit event are invited to also attend the Celebration of  Women in Film reception that follows the screening. Meet festival guests and honorees, see a selection of short films from around the world and participate in discussions with filmmakers throughout the evening.

Tell your friends! Go here to get your ticket for this rare film today!  This ticket includes the event that follows, stay for a fun evening! Thank you to The Norman Studios.


(Please use the code: NormanStudios25 or WAF4ProgramSuccess for your sponsored discount) Your purchase supports World Arts’ youth film education programs.

Thank you to Rita Reagan, The Norman Studios Museum and Women in Film and Television Florida, The Volstead,  Program Success Magazine and all of the Attendees for your support.

Special Screenings

Date: Friday, May 5th

Time: 6:00 pm – Special Feature Length Screening

World Arts Film Festival presents…

Things Never Said  by Director Charles Murray (TRT:111 mins.)

KALINDRA STEPNEY (Shanola Hampton) is an aspiring poetess, but inside she’s an artist who’s lost. Haunted by dreams deferred and a dangerous marriage, this Los Angelean yearns to perform on New York’s most acclaimed spoken word stage. A romantic and modern story of a woman finding her voice and finding love again, THINGS NEVER SAID is an assured first feature from writer/director Charles Murray (Sons of Anarchy, Castle, Third Watch).


Brian “Skinny B.” Lewis

Guest Host, Mal Jones of Jacksonville’s The Lyricist Live will introduce the art form of Spoken Word and our Special Guest Filmmaker, Brian “Skinny” Lewis, Producer of  Things Never Said. Q & A will follow the screening. This Film is Rated R for Adults Only.