SAVE THE DATES! The Saint Augustine Film Festival 2022 Dates Are Official: January 20-23, 2022!
Ok, Let's Do This Thing!
We received confirmation from Flagler College to use their venues January 20-23. Flagler President, John Delaney met with Festival Director of Operation Carolyn Smith, Festival Producing Sponsor, Ken Walker and myself and discussed the film festival, our history and plans for 2022. President Delaney is a terrific and will be a wonderful leader for the College. Thank you Flagler College. The College is the Cultural Leader of St Johns County.
If you you would like to join our sponsors, email Greg@FLIFF.com
LIFE AFTER CORAZON
Like all of you, there is an emptiness in my heart left when The Corazon Cinema and Cafe closed its doors. It was terrific while it lasted, but the movie business, especially for indie cinemas is tough, even without COVID. No one could have done more than Karla Wagner.
But life goes on...
So Where Will SAFF2022 Take Place?
We still have Lewis Auditorium and Gamache-Koger Theatre. Flager College also added Keenan Hall's auditorium (about 80 seats). The City of St. Augustine ffered The Commission Meeting Room, in Lightner Museum. We could do 7r in there. The City also said we could use Francis Field for a Drive-In, and a grassy area over by the City Docks on the Harbor for an outdoor movie where you bring your own beach chair. There is a possibility we could have a night at The Distillery like we did a few years back.
So all is not lost. It will require us to spend more on equipping and staffing. And it will be different...and I'm a fan of different! Hope you are too!
PASSES Go On-Sale in November!
We still plan to have three parties during the Festival, Opening-Centerpiece-Closing. Locations to be announced soon.
For all of you All Access Pass holders, we are also planning to to the harbor Cruise before the Fest begins, where you will receive your badges. It will be catered plus beer & wine, as we cruise and take in the Nights of Lights.
We will also have a pre-fest event for other Pass holders to get their badges as well.
Gregory von Hausch President and CEO
Saint Augustine Film Festival
To provide a rich cultural experience to the public that highlights the skills of independent and foreign filmmakers and offers fresh insights into different cultures, the common bonds that link us, and the emotional art of storytelling.