The Saint Augustine Film Festival returns to the ancient city for its 7th year with another fabulous international line-up of independent films, documentaries and shorts.


Saint Augustine offers an idyllic setting to celebrate the arts.

Readers of USA Today selected St. Augustine as one of the Top 10 Best Historic Southern Attractions. USA Today (June 2015)

St Augustine was listed as #4 on Travel + Leisure’s reader- selected Annual America’s Favorite Towns list. Travel & Leisure (May 2016)

“We have romantic comedies, mysteries, drama…and, we are pleased to be showcasing Florida through the lens of several people and events to a degree we haven’t done before” says Gregory von Hausch.

As a self-proclaimed cinephile, I have been proud to support local film festivals over the years. Every city has its own unique programming initiative to enlighten, engage and entertain – building a bridge for communication through film.

The mindfulness of the mission is evident at the moment the audience opens up to the story and becomes totally immersed. If you have ever watched a powerful foreign film, you understand the dynamic. The subtitle graphics are intertwined much like the music bed soundtrack. You lose yourself, unaware of the current place or time. It is truly a beautiful thing! To experience the power of film is to be forever changed.

This Festival features a special selection of over 40 films from all over the world. This year’s feature films include works from Argentina, Chile, Israel, Romania and the United States.

My Top Picks Based on Trailer Teasers:

  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong? – Israel 
  • Our MotherFrance/Algeria
  • Mirage D’Amour – Chile 
  • Kiki, Love to Love – Spain 
  • Dreamland – USA 
  • Demimonde – Hungary
  • Born to Dance – New Zealand

The Saint Augustine Film Festival is produced by the The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, part of the Broward County Film Society, which recently showcased many of the films in late 2016 in South Florida.



Saint Augustine’s historic Lightner Museum and  Flagler College are among the five appointed venues for the January Festival showings.

Individual Tickets are $10 with discounts for seniors, students and military.

The “All Venue Pass” with access to all films is $95.

No festival would be complete without social fanfare, parties and discussion. Attendees can add on the “All Party Pass” for only $110. The pass, a $30 savings, includes admission to all parties during the festival – Opening Night Cocktail Party, Opening Night Party, Centerpiece Party & Wrap Party.

The festival’s full schedule with detailed movie descriptions and ticket information is now available on the Saint Augustine Film Festival website.

For your vacation planning needs or to order a free travel guide, visit the Saint Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches tourism office online.