The St. Augustine Film Festival
Thursday to Sunday, January 16 – 19, 2020
The 10th Annual St. Augustine Film Festival features four days of films from multiple countries shown at several theaters within walking distance of one another in St. Augustine's historic district. The 2020 St Augustine Film Festival will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 17, 18, and 19, with a Preview Day on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
Films are shown in Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache-Koger Theater at Flagler College, and at all three viewing rooms of the Corazón Cinema and Café. See below for addresses for all locations.
The St. Augustine Film Festival, now in its tenth year, will again be organized by Gregory von Hausch, the CEO of the acclaimed Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. Films will include dramas, comedies, and documentaries from all over the world, as well as fine films from independent U.S. filmmakers.
The Festival will begin with America's Untold Story, a PBS documentary that talks about the founding of St. Augustine in 1565, two generations before the Pilgrims arrived. The four-hour documentary was shot in and around St. Augustine. It will be shown in two parts: Part I on Thursday, January 16, at 7:00 p.m., and Part II at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2020. The screenings are free and open to the public and will be held at Lewis Auditorium.
The closing night film will be another documentary with a local focus, GAMBLE ROGERS: Down at the Terminal Tavern, which will be screened at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Lewis Auditorium.
Visit here for a complete list of films and descriptions. See below for the daily schedules for the Film Festival.
All Access Pass holders are invited to three parties in historic St. Augustine locations on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.
The Opening Night Party will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020, at the Lightner Museum, in the area that was the Hotel Alcazar's indoor pool. A buffet dinner with complimentary Stella Artois, wine, and cocktails from the St. Augustine Distillery will begin at 5:30 p.m., and will be followed by the Opening Night Film.
On Saturday, January 18, 2020, the Centerpiece Party will be held at the Colonial Quarter, with drinks, hors d'oeuvres, life music, and a parade. There will be surprises along the way as the party proceeds down St. George Street following the 5:30 p.m. film.
Following the 4:00 p.m. screening of GAMBLE ROGERS: Down at the Terminal Tavern, the Closing Night Party will take place on Sunday, January 19, at the Art 'n Motion venue. Though the only way to attend all three parties is to purchase an All Access Pass, there may be some individual Closing Night Party tickets available for $25 (party only).
When: The 2020 Festival will take place Thursday through Sunday, January 16 through 19, 2020.
Where: Films will be shown at these three downtown venues: The Corazón Cinema and Cafe (36 Granada St.), Flagler College's Gamache-Koger Theater (50 Sevilla St.), and Lewis Auditorium (14 Granada St.). Party locations are: The former Hotel Alcatraz indoor pool area at the Lightner Museum (entrance at 25 Granada St.), the Colonial Quarter (33 St. George Street), and Art 'n Motion at the Assembly Room (283 San Marco Ave.).
Admission: The All Access Pass, which includes three parties and advance access to the screening rooms 20 minutes before the film, as well as access to the exclusive Preview Day on Thursday, January 16, is $190.00. The All Films Pass (advanced access to screening rooms and access to Preview Day) is $130.00. The All Lewis Auditorium Pass (which includes all the film screenings in the main venue, as well as the Opening and Closing Night films) is $80.00. Visit here to purchase tickets.
Pricing for individual films is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for seniors, military, students, and first responders.
Below are the daily schedules for the 2020 Film Festival.