Jacksonville Film Festival

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Jacksonville, Fla. (March 25, 2024)—This year’s Jacksonville Film Festival (Jax Film Fest) is gearing up to illuminate the cultural landscape of Northeast Florida with its upcoming theme, “Viva La Cinema,” which underscores that movies and the art of filmmaking will never die. 

The festival promises an eclectic blend of cinematic themes for audiences of all tastes. Opening night starts Friday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. at WJCT Public Media. This will set the stage for the screening of “Join or Die,” a compelling feature documentary featuring Tom Buttigieg, Hillary Clinton, and more.

On Saturday, April 13, various locations in downtown Jacksonville will serve as cinematic venues, hosting film blocks and events designed to engage and enthrall attendees. From narrative features to documentary shorts, the festival’s lineup spans various genres and themes, including macabre, psychological thrillers, coming-of-age, LGBTQIA, cultural differences, and more. 

“We’re thrilled to unveil this year’s lineup for the Jax Film Fest,” festival organizer Tim Driscoll said. “With a carefully curated selection of films and events, we aim to celebrate the power of storytelling and foster meaningful connections within our community.”

Saturday’s lineup starts at 9:30 a.m. at Bellwether: Women’s Perspective Brunch, sponsored by ruckus and featuring Sharon Cobb, a Writers Guild of America member. Cobb’s new thriller, “The Man in the White Van,” co-written with director Warren Skeels, is scheduled for distribution later this year. Women’s Perspective celebrates, encourages and supports women filmmakers by providing a forum for networking, collaborating and learning from other women in the industry. 

Following the brunch, narrative shorts will screen at Jessie Ball duPont Center and feature films at The Jessie and the Jacksonville Main Library. Saturday’s lineup also offers a pitch workshop at 2:30 p.m. by renowned industry expert Pilar Alessandra, providing aspiring filmmakers invaluable insights about what it takes to package their ideas. The day also includes the enthralling short “Last Call,” by filmmaker Harry Holland (and starring his brother, Tom Holland), about a mother seeking to see her son again and the desperate measures she takes for reunification.

Sunday, April 14, will bring a selection of thought-provoking films centered around themes of reflection and remembrance. This includes a segment of feature-length movies and shorts reflecting the Holocaust at the Jesse Ball Dupont Center starting at 5 pm. Sunday’s lineup also includes an ode to Jacksonville filmmakers with the “From Jacksonville with Love” shorts block, highlighting the city’s best movie-making talent.

Visit www.jacksonvillefilmfestival.com for the complete schedule or to purchase tickets.

About Jacksonville Film Festival:

Founded in 2002, the Jacksonville Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization that fosters a vibrant and sustainable film community in Jacksonville, Fla. The festival aims to position Jacksonville as a leader in independent film creation and curation and rejuvenate the local film industry by creating an immersive atmosphere that connects filmmakers with audiences and the community.


april 12 (Friday) - 15 (Monday)


Downtown Jacksonville

1450 Flagler Ave

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