The 12th annual St. Augustine Film Festival will be held Jan. 20-23 at three venues — Lewis Auditorium and Gamache-Koger Theater at Flagler College, and the Alcazar Room at St. Augustine City Hall (Lightner Museum). More than 50 independent and international films will be screened. Passes are on sale at staugfilmfest.com.
The film festival is organized by Gregory von Hausch, CEO of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Films will include dramas, comedies and documentaries from all over the world, as well as films from independent U.S. filmmakers.
“We are so excited to be back in person screening films in beautiful downtown St. Augustine … enjoying film festival openings and parties,” said von Hausch. “The January 2021 festival went virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are thrilled to celebrate filmmaking with audiences in 2022. However, we will still offer some virtual options for those not quite ready to join us in person.”
The St. Augustine Film Festival has a reputation of showing films that aren’t usually available in North Florida. The films chosen are created by independent filmmakers from around the globe.
The film guide at staugfilmfest.com has descriptions of all the films, including the filmmaker, actors, a film trailer, the run time and the festival schedule.
All-access passes are $150 and include admission to all films at all venues; access to all virtual screenings; and admission to all events, including the Jan. 18 Harbor Cruise, the Jan. 20, dinner at Lightner and the Jan. 22 party at Colonial Quarter.
Volunteers are needed to help at all screenings. To volunteer, contact Leslie Lacika at [email protected] An orientation session will be held prior to the festival, where volunteers will get an official festival crew T-shirt. Volunteers will receive free tickets to attend films playing at Lewis Auditorium for those who commit to at least two four-hour shifts over the weekend.
Founding sponsors are Arnold and Barbara Grevior, Allen and Cathie Altman and Shirley and Kenneth Walker. For the 2022 St. Augustine Film Festival, festival sponsor opportunities also include parties and individual films.
For sponsorship information, go to www.staugfilmfest.com/sponsors or contact Michel Pawlowski at [email protected]
For further details, go to staugfilmfest.com.