2014 Press


FLAGLER FILM FESTIVAL – Inaugural Flagler Film Festival a hit with audiences By DANIELLE ANDERSON, Correspondent, Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 5:30 a.m.

Inaugural Flager Film FestivalHal Hershfelt checks out the “Ghostbusters” replica car during the Flagler Film Festival at the Hilton Garden Inn in Palm Coast.

The first-ever Flagler Film Festival opened Friday to a near-full house for “Wave of Winter,” a surfing documentary and one of many independent productions screened over three days at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Created by former Flagler resident Mike Cianciulli, who now lives in Los Angeles, “Wave of Winter” was billed as a fundraiser for the Tommy Tant Memorial Foundation and drew members of the Tant family. It also raised $132 in donations for the Foundation. More

Inaugural Flagler Film Festival Draws Mixed Crowds and Promise Over 3 Days in Palm Coast, FlaglerLive | January 13, 2014

Inaugural Flagler Film Festival Draws Mixed CrowdsRichard Gold’s ‘In the Footsteps of Willie Sutton’ was one of films screened Saturday at the inaugural Flagler Film Festival, held over three days at the Hilton Garden Inn in Palm Coast. (© FlaglerLive)

A vintage Ghost Busters car parked in front of the entrance of Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn heralded the first-ever Flagler Film Festival this weekend. “We Believe You,” read the tag line next to the iconic logo of a ghost poking out of a red no-go sign on the side of the vehicle. It might well have said, “We believe IN you,” telegraphing to participating filmmakers the sentiment of Kathryn and James Barry, two of the festival’s founders. More


 Flagler Film Festival Featuring 4 Local Productions Among Dozens from Around the World FlaglerLive | January 11, 2014

Flagler Film Festival Featuring 4 Local ProductionsA scene from ‘The Beach House,’ a Patrick Russell horror flick filmed in Flagler Beach and entered in the inaugural Flagler Film Festival.

Rare is the aspiring filmmaker lucky enough to be the next Steven Spielberg, the guy who changed the industry with his “Jaws” almost 40 years ago and started the summer blockbuster tradition before he was 30. But any film teacher worth his Godard will tell you a serious student needs to watch movies—lots and lots of movies. And of course to enter film festivals. More


First annual ‘Flagler Film Festival’ this weekend, Examiner.com January 7, 2014

10th Voyage StudiosWhy go to the beach when it’s freezing cold? For the chance to see a selection of independent films from around the globe, that’s why (not to mention that it is forecast to be in the mid-60’s to low 70’s).

This weekend (January 10th-12th), http://www.flaglercounty.org/, Florida will join the worldwide group of districts that only has one facet for admission…




Flagler Film Festival, Flagler Surf Magazine, Jan. 6, 2014

flier Three days of Independent Films are happening right here in Flagler County…




surf magazineJanuary 10th at 6:00 pm there will be a showing of: The Wave of the Winter (Mike Cianciulli) Documentary.

Free to the public.

Please join us for this special presentation which benefits the Tommy Tant Memorial. The filmmaker grew up with Tommy Tant and is pleased to have his film shown as a fundraiser for the foundation.


Filmmakers to show work in Flagler County Date: December 24, 2013 by: Jonathan Simmons | Staff Writer

Filmmakers to show work

Palm Coast resident Kathie Barry had no idea how tough it could be to make an indie film — until her son made one.

When Kevin James Barry graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, he wasn’t ready to turn in his final project, a thriller called “Serena and the RATTS,” but he wasn’t sure he could continue without the school’s resources, either — until mom and dad pitched in, creating Wolfe Productions LLC to help finance the movie to completion.

Now, the family has teamed up with Florida video producer Orion Christy and created a film festival to help other aspiring filmmakers get their work out there.

Movies came in from as far away as China, Iceland, South Korea and Australia, and will be screened Jan. 10-12 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Palm Coast. More

Flagler Film Festival Broadens Palm Coast’s Cultural Frame–and Seeks Local Filmmakers, FlaglerLive | June 14, 2013

Flagler Film Festival BroadensCinema Paradiso goes Palm Coast as the first Flagler Film Festival prepares for its January debut. (Morgennebel)

There’s Cannes. There’s Sundance. There’s Toronto, Berlin, Tribeca and South by Southwest. And now, naturally, there’s the first and what may become the annual Flagler Film Festival, scheduled for the weekend of January 10-12, 2014, at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn.

Spearheaded by Kathryn Barry, who owns the local Wolfe Productions company, the festival will take its place among a growing corps of performing and visual arts events that have been forging Flagler’s and Palm Coast’s cultural identities in the last few years, with the festival making a distinctive addition to the frame of artistic genres. More