STAFW Launches with Film at Corazon Cinema & Cafe

DIOR and I , a Red Carpet Event – Monday, September 12th 2016
STAFW & Corazon launched with the film “DIOR and I” an event of fabulous porportion! St. Augustine Fashion Week’s Partner, Corazon Cinema and Cafe will opened their doors for a night of Fashion Culture at it’s finest. It was well attended and wrapped in fashion, music and champagne.

Corazon Cinema & Cafe and STAFW Team Up

First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with Karla Wagner and Brittany Alphonso, because on Monday, September 12th 2016 the film DIOR and I , a Red Carpet Event marks the beginning of St Augustine’s Fashion Week.
St. Augustine Fashion Week’s Partner, Corazon Cinema and Cafe will open their doors for a night of Fashion Culture at it’s finest.

St Augustine Film Festival Comes to an End

St Augustine Film Festival came to an end on Sunday, January 31st. The last film to hit the screen was Tokyo Fiancee, and later the crowd headed to the Solarium room at Flagler College.

First Coast.TV went on to talk to some people at the Solarium, and get their thoughts on the St Augustine Film Festival.

Candy Clark Is Presented With A Lifetime Achievement Award

Academy Award Nominee Candy Clark, who played Debbie in AMERICAN GRAFFITI was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the St Augustine Film Festival Sunday January 31st at Lewis Auditorium.

First Coast.TV got a chance to talk to her after the event.

Loretta Swit, Jan Thompson and “Never The Same”

First Coast.TV got a chance to talk briefly with Loretta Swit and Jan Thompson about the film Never the Same: The Prisoner of War Experience.  The film brings to the screen an intimate and moving portrait, American prisoners of Imperial Japan during World War II reveal their indomitable will to survive. Starved, beaten, sick and brutalized, but always keeping a wry sense of humor, these amazing soldiers used gallows humor to beat the odds. Some of the men were artists, some wrote poetry and songs and many collected recipes. 

The number of men on the ship the USS Houston was over 1,000 and those who survived were 369. Thirteen remain as of March 12,2013, and Bill Ingram is one of them. Bill Ingram was among the audience and honored with other vets with a standing ovation.

Thank you, thank you to you all.

St Augustine’s 6th Annual Film Festival 2016 Begins

The St Augustine Film Festival will feature many films to be screened in five venues: the Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache Theatre, and three screens at the Corazon Theatre. Some of the most popular films will be repeated throughout the weekend.

On Friday, January 29, 2016, the Friday Night Opening Gala (for All Access Pass holders) was hosted by the Lightner Museum, with cocktails from 6 to 7 p.m. and the Gala Dinner and Dance from 9 to 11 p.m., following the showing of the opening film”Le Pere Noel” (France). Over 30 films will be screened during this international festival, including “3 Days in Havana” (Cuba), “Apples from the Desert” (Israel), “Haemoo” (Korea), “Le Pere Noel” (France), “Tokyo Fiancee” (Japan), “A Tree Without Roots” (Vietnam and India), and “A Ballerina’s Tale” (USA), just to name a few.

Human Trafficking: NE FL & Beyond

Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked around the world,
including Florida.
The St. Augustine Film Festival partnered with the Golden Way to bring this special pre-festival event in honor of January Human Trafficking month.
The event was free and open to the public.

St Augustine Film Festival Almost Upon Us

The St Augustine Film Festival will feature over 30 films to be screened in five venues: the Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache Theatre, and three screens at the Corazon Theatre. Some of the most popular films will be repeated throughout the weekend. First Coast.Tv got a chance to speak with Gregory Von Hausch at the Lewis Auditorium, he spoke to us about what to expect from the film festival, and the best ways to experienced it. So keep your calendar open Jan. 29-31.

Film: The Last Marranos; Screened at Flagler College

The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society screened the feature film The Last Marranos on Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. in the Gamache-Koger Theater on the first floor of the Ringhaver Student Center on the Flagler College Campus.  The 64 minute long French film is in Portuguese with English subtitles.  The movie screening portrayed the struggle for survival during the Spanish Inquisition was open to the public at no charge, the film was provided by the National Center for Jewish Film associated with Brandeis University. All were welcomed and a Q & A about the film followed. After the Q & A, First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with Rabbi Shapiro  about the film.

Mende Film & Cultural Arts Festival 2015

As the City of St. Augustine celebrates it’s 450th Anniversary the Gullah Geechee Group hosted the 1st Mende Culture and Film Festival. This festival is to honor those unique Africans known as Gullah Geechee who settled on the shores of St Augustine in 1565 and to highlight those Gullah Geechee many of whom self emancipated to St. Augustine 150 years before the Civil War settled communities such as Fort Mose (1738) and Lincolnville and Armstrong (1866), after the Civil War. These 3 communities are in St. Johns County, Florida. The festival is being held in October to coincide with Governor Scott’s Gubernatorial Gullah Geechee Proclamation, which the Governor issues every October and has for the last 4 years highlighting the rich history and culture of these unique Africans known as Gullah Geechee who settled many Maroons communities and established some of the first militias protecting La Florida.
The festival had the Gechee Gullah Ring Shouters perform, basket weaving and other arts. Many films related to the Mende topic were showed to a packed audience. The festival continues in Miami & Ft Lauderdale. FL in January 2016.

For more info go to www.mendefilmfest.org