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The 2019 Jacksonville Film Festival Announces This Year’s Winners

The 2019 Jacksonville Film Festival Announces This Year’s Winners, Awards

Congratulations to all of the filmmakers at the 2019 . The festival received a record 471 film submissions from 41 countries. A total of 101 films were selected, representing 21 countries with 26% being women directors. Congratulations to the winning filmmakers: Best of Fest Mr Sam (United States) Director: Zeus Kontoyannis Best Feature Documentary Who Killed Lt Van Dorn (United States) Director: Zachary Stauffer Best Feature Narrative Every Time I Die (United States) Director: Robi Michael Best Short Narrative Mr Sam (United States) Director: Zeus Kontoyannis Best Short Documentary Exit 12 (United States) Director: Mohammad Gorjestani Best Student Short Mariposas …

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Putting Jax on the International Map: The Jacksonville Film Festival Returns

Jacksonville Film Festival, Actress Christina Wren, Women's Perspective, San Marco Theatre

2019 Jacksonville Film Festival If you want to reach people universally, you need to speak specifically. For Jacksonville Film Festival’s , art in all its forms is a way of educating each other on our perspectives and our lives. Film as a medium incorporates the individual performance elements that connect us all as human beings in a universal language we all understand. As program director of the , Driscoll mined through hundreds of submissions to create an inclusive schedule that demonstrates humanity in all its forms. The 2019 Jacksonville Film Festival returns November 15-18 at the (www.jacksonvillefilmfestival.com).  The Jacksonville Film Festival …

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Documentary Honoring a Generous Supporter: The Legacy of Joseph A. Strasser

Joseph A. Strasser

For , life is a numbers game. The successful financier and philanthropist budgeted many years of his life to building a career in finance and public administration. He’s now the subject of a 13-minute documentary that details and preserves the legacy of an unusual life well-lived. Directed by Ana Paula Habib and Isaac Brown, “The Legacy of Joseph A. Strasser” recounts his story, beginning with his escape from the Holocaust and immigration to the United States as a small child. The film will be screened October 24 at the . The event will honor his life, surviving the hardship of …

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 2019 Jacksonville Film Festival Returns Nov 15-17

Lady Hater, Directed by Alexandra Barreto, TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 2019 Jacksonville Film Festival Returns Nov 15-17

Jacksonville Film Festival will host the 2019 Jacksonville Film Festival Nov 15-17 at the . Organizers will celebrate the city’s colorful film history with the theme “First Hollywood” representing the city’s past as the “Winter Film Capital of the World.” For over a century, Jacksonville was home to 30 film studios and played a vital role in the country’s film history. The recalls Jacksonville’s past as a destination for the independent film community and future generations of filmmakers poised to utilize the city as their canvas. “By bringing the festival back to where the industry first began, our organization celebrates …

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It Starts Here: 2018 Jacksonville Film Festival Films Announced

The Jacksonville community will get to experience a variety of films September 14 and 15. The will start with a red carpet event Friday, September 14 at 6:15 p.m. After the red carpet, JFF will start with the heartwarming documentary block, “HEART YOUR DOCS.” Following the short documentaries, JFF will screen the world premiere of Demetrius Wren’s feature film, Rehabilitation of the Hill. Mr. Wren will be in attendance for a Q&A following the 90 minute feature narrative about the cultural damages of gentrification. “I’m really excited to show Jacksonville this collection of films. I think this program brings the …

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‘I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday’ Experience From the Jacksonville Film Festival

I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday, Jacksonville Film Festival, Durden Godfrey

The Jacksonville Film Festival seems like it’s starting to make a modest comeback, screening such films as ’s I am Going to Kill Someone This Friday. The film fest is largely defunct, but the non-profit under that name is looking to hold screenings throughout the year. Durden Godfrey is a Jacksonville director, working with Jacksonville talent and shooting in Jacksonville. He’s known for his music videos and slasher type films. This film is less straightforward, more of a psychological thriller with slasher elements. The crowd that came out was a mixed one both in dress and attitude: Bikers in evening …

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SPECIAL SCREENING: Jacksonville Film Festival presents Durden Godfrey’s “I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday”

Local independent film, I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday, sets a new bar for how indie productions are produced and what should be expected from the end result, offering moviegoers a quality experience that dares to reach for the quality and consistency of big budget films while enjoying the depth and edginess that is commonly exclusive to indie cinema. With a story inspired by Hitchcock and an aesthetic inspired by Kubrick, ‘Kill’ lands right on the mark it intended to hit. I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday will screen for a limited audience in Jacksonville, Florida …

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LOL Jax Film Festival Premiers Aug 4 at Sun-Ray Cinema

LOL Film Festival, Jenn Weeks, Events, Concerts, Theatre, Art, Happenings, Restaurants & All Things Jacksonville, Florida. EU Jacksonville Newspaper serves more than a million readers across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, including St. Augustine, Orange Park, The Beaches, and Fernandina. Founded in 1978, our printed newsprint magazine and editorial news platform grants readers 24/7 online access to current events and happenings in their beloved River City on the First Coast of Florida. #eujax

Jacksonville, FL — It all started with a question while sitting in the back row of the Sun-Ray Cinema in Five Points, July 2016. “Think we can create a comedy film festival?” Monique Madrid asked her husband, filmmaker Adam Madrid. He did not answer her right away but instead pondered the question overnight before responding: he was onboard for the new adventure. From there, LOL (Laugh Out Loud/Love Our Locals) JAX Film Festival was born. The co-creators quickly recruited local stand-up comedian Jenn Weeks to host the event. Local filmmakers submitted their short films before the June 30, 2017 deadline …

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🍿 MOVIE TICKET GIVEAWAY! 🍿 “I Feel Pretty” Starring Amy Schumer

In I FEEL PRETTY a woman who struggles with feelings of deep insecurity and low self-esteem, that hold her back everyday, wakes from a brutal fall in an exercise class believing she is suddenly a supermodel. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed? In Theaters April 20, 2018. CAST: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Phillips, Tom Hopper with Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton DIRECTOR: Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein WRITER: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein PRODUCERS: McG, Mary Viola, …

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Something For Everyone at the St. Augustine Film Festival This Weekend

When he thinks of St. Augustine, Gregory von Hausch is reminded of vintage postcards of Old Florida. Images of roadside orange stands, stately palms, that blend of rustic charm and the elegance of history seeping through the cracked cobblestone, that’s the flavor he had in mind when he staged his first film festival eight years ago in the Oldest City. Now in its 8th year, this intimate, four-day Festival is held January 18-21 in the historic city center, with theaters within walking distance of one another and many opportunities in between films to take in the sites, stroll down St. …

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