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Introducing our SAFF Mascot


The Reel Film Buddy


Are you a film buddy?!


We have a film ambassador this year! He is the REEL FILM BUDDY. Film Buddy sees the world as one big movie! There is always action and excitement and dancing when Film Buddy is out around town!


SAFF Film Buddy believes, ”Movies are a great way to experience the World; experience different cultures, different people, and seeing unique situations. He believes films connect people on the screen and with the audience and that is what makes ‘going to the movies’ a really great thing”!

A lion by nature, and the symbol of Saint Augustine, this lion is a film fan extraordinaire! Film Buddy will be seen around town, venues and events for anyone that wants to talk about movies or replay a scene from a movie!


If you spot Film Buddy outside being his fun self, take a picture and post it to our Facebook page! We would love to see how people experience his joyful presence. 


BTW, Film Buddy has QR codes that will take you right to our website to purchase tickets and gather information about the festival.


Facts about REEL FILM BUDDY:

  • ·A Lion is a social cat.

  • The Saint Augustine Lion is the mascot of the city, but did you know that our Lion is also a true film fan

  • Film Buddy” loves the history of film making.

  • Film Buddy”  loves to read scripts, act out scenes(without words Film Buddy does not speak), dance along and sing along while watching movies.

  • Film Buddy”  loves learning various techniques and styles and eras.

  • Film Buddy”  doesn’t like everything, but as a good film “cinephilia” “Film Buddy” gives every movie a try!

  • Film Buddy” wants everyone to be a movie fan!

  • Film Buddy” responsibility, as a volunteer, is to invite everyone he meets to the Annual Saint Augustine Film Festival





Dates, Est. Time,  &  Areas where Film Buddy will be: *weather permitting


Friday 12/16, 11-2   -   A1A Anastasia Island to Crescent Beach    


Tuesday 12/20, 11-2   -   US1 from St. Augustine to Palm Coast

Wednesday 12/21, 9a-12p -   St. Aug. Beach Wednesday Farmers Market 

Friday 12/23, 11-2 - US1, CobbleStone Shops, Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby


Tuesday 12/27, 1230-3   -   US1 from St. Augustine to Palm Coast

Wednesday 12/28 9a-12p   -   St. Augustine Beach Wednesday Farmers Mrkt

Friday 12/30, 11-2   -   The Avenues Mall/Mayo Hospital

Saturday 12/31 9a-12p - St. Aug Amphitheater Farmer's Market A1A Costal Hwy.


Tuesday 1/03/23, 11-2,\   - A1A Anastasia Island to Crescent Beach

Wednesday 1/04/23, 9a-12p   - St. Augustine Beach Wednesday Farmers Mrk

Friday 1/06/23, 11-2   - The Avenues Mall/Mayo Hospital

Saturday 1/07/23, 11-2   -   St. Aug Amphitheater Farmer's Market A1A Costal Hwy 


Monday 1/09/23, 11-2,   - Pointe Verde Shops/Saw Grass/WGV

Tuesday 1/10/23, 9a-12p   - Currie Brothers Market 3874 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd. Wednesday 1/11/23, 9a-12p   - St. Augustine Beach Wednesday Farmers Market



See Film Buddy during the Festival: 

Thursday 1/12 - SAFF opening night at Asado, 


Friday 1/13 - all day at film showings, SAFF at After Party at Butterfield Garage & Gallery and the Art Box Gallery   


Saturday 1/14 - all day at film showings.  SAFF night party at The Solarium, Flagler College 


Sunday 1/15 - all day at film showings. SAFF CLOSING night party at Markland House 


St. Augustine Distillery on occasional visits to relax, SAFF signature cocktails available 

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