2016 Press

Movie buffs find plenty to like during 3-day fest, Daytona News Journal, Published by By Danielle Anderson – Jan. 20, 2016

winnersIndependent filmmakers from as far away as Canada, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Colorado made the trip to the 3rd annual Flagler Film Festival over the weekend to see their submissions screened before an audience.

Drawing it’s largest attendance yet, the Hilton Garden Inn in Palm Coast saw a full house for many of the three-day festival’s showings, with some attendees staying for the entire weekend.

Kathy Winter of Palm Coast screened all 44 films and by 9:30 p.m. Sunday was overwhelmed by what she had experienced.

“This is the best one ever out of the three,” said Winter, who has seen every film in all three of the Flagler Film Festivals. “I loved ‘My Father’s Vietnam.’ That was my favorite documentary. I cried a lot.”

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Radio Spot for the Flagler Film Festival on Beach 92.7 and 100.9 Easy Oldies on January 12, 2016

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3rd Annual Flagler Film Festival takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn – A  Quarter and a Dream Pictures, Published by Sareth Ney on 01/18/16

clive-barkerPALM COAST, Fla. – The 3rd Annual Flagler Film Festival took place at Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast Town Center, on Jan. 16 through Jan. 18. 15 blocks of various categories were featured including:  Tommy Tant benefit, comedy, horror/thriller, anything goes (light and dark), eight documentary blocks and two drama blocks. After each block, those involved in the filmmaking process were invited to participate in a question and answer (Q & A) session.

Films from the following states were screened at the 3rd Annual Film Festival. They included:  Calif., Fla., Mass., Pa., Ill., N.Y., La., Ga., R.I., Nev. and N.J. Many countries participated in the festival, as well. They were from:  Spain, Australia, Canada, Germany, England, Poland and Uganda.

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Flagler Film Festival, Drawing on Works Near and Far, Flicks On For 3rd Year Friday – Flagler Live, Published 01/13/16

As an 8-year-old kid growing up in Colorado, David Karner would get the willies watching “Night Gallery,” that creepy post-“Twilight Zone” TV series by Rod Serling.

“It scared the crap out of me, but I absolutely loved every moment that led up to the surprise ending,” said Karner, a Palm Coast web designer, ex-Marine and Desert Storm veteran.

And now Karner is hoping to scare the crap out of film fans, particularly horror movie buffs, with his two entries in the Third Annual Flagler Film Festival. Karner’s 11-minute film “The Killer Inside” landed him a nomination for Best Director Horror/Thriller.

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The Flagler Film Festival: featuring 50 independent films – Palm Coast Observer, Published 01/08/16

The Flagler Film Festival received a record breaking 150 film submissions from over a dozen different countries across the world. Of those submitted, almost 50 films will be featured in blocks separated by the following categories: comedy, drama, horror, documentary and anything goes.

“We feel that every film we are screening is deserving of an audience,” said Director Kathie Barry. “We hope that everyone will find these selections educational, inspirational, evocative, or simply entertaining.”

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Flagler Film Fest to host Florida Premier of Award-Winning Vietnam Documentary, – Local Flagler, Published 01/07/16

flaglerlogoProvidence, RI (January 7, 2016) – My Father’s Vietnam (79 min., USA), a new documentary film directed by Soren Sorensen, is an official selection of the 3rdAnnual Flagler Film Festival. The screening is scheduled to take place on Saturday January 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Boulevard in Palm Coast, FL. The screening includes a Q&A with the director. For tickets and information please visit: www.flaglerfilmfestival.com/shop .

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Indie films highlight annual Flagler Film Festival – Daytona Beach News Journal, Published 01/06/16

Somewhere in the darkness, “Animals” await.

Delving into the underworld of a relationship driven by love and addiction, “Animals” is just one of many independent short films that will be shown Jan. 15-17, during the third annual Flagler Film Festival at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd., Palm Coast.

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Palm Coast Observer Listing for Film Festival: Published on 01/05/16

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Flagler Film Festival (3rd Annual) at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd, Palm Coast, FL – Jan 15-17, 2016.
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 Flagler Festival director accepting films – Published by Jeroline D. McCarthy in the Daytona Times, Dec. 17, 2015

daytona-times logo_The Flagler Film Festival will add a photo finish to filmmaking and showcase new filmmakers in all genres, features and shorts to take place Jan. 15-17 in Town Center at the Hilton Garden Inn. The success of the festival’s first year is said to be surpassed by its second, and the third is on track to exceed all expectations.

Coming soon is the documentary “Imba Means Sing,” featuring three youngsters from Uganda who are touring with the African Children’s Choir. The documentary will be spotlighted Jan. 17, 5 p.m.

If you have a film that’s innovative, low budget, micro-budget – or even a no-budget film – founder/director Kathryn Barry encourages you to submit the film. Student films will be given special consideration.

The Flagler Film Festival is a sponsor of the Flagler County Education Foundation, the Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic, and the African-American Mentorship Program.

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The 3rd Annual Flagler Film Festival announces lineup – Published by Sareth Ney at A Quarter and Dream Pictures, Dec. 18, 2015

flaglerlogoPALM COAST, Fla. – The 3rd Annual Flagler Film Festival announced their lineup, on Dec. 17. The festival will take place from Jan. 15 through Jan. 17 at Hilton Garden Inn. Submissions from Canada, the U.S., Spain, Australia, England, Germany, Poland and Uganda will be screened. A question and answer (Q&A) session will follow each category block, shortly after.

On Jan. 15 at 6 p.m., the 3rd Annual Flagler Film Festival begins with the Tommy Tant Benefit. It will feature “The Emotional Dimensions of the James River” and “Wave of the Winter”.
Starting at 6:30 p.m., the comedy portion will showcase: “A Warming Trend”, “Far Off Places”, “Jangled”, “Fixed”, “Basted” “January’s Waiting” and “No. 2: Story of the Pencil”. Comedy will be followed by the horror/thriller genre including: “Soccer Moms in Peril”, “The Killer Inside”, “12:36” and “Ghosting”.

Jan. 16 will start off with the light version of the anything goes category. Films include: “Chinese Princess”, “Islands Without Cars”, “Ron Pope: One Way Ticket” and “Far Out – The Cherry Drops”. Documentaries will soon follow featuring: “Appalachia-Mountaintop to Moonscape”, “Women of the Storm” and “Coastal Dune Lakes”. The dark submissions of the anything will follow and will show: “Selfish”, “Experience Needed”, “The Perfect Dish”, “Genevieve”, “Troy”, “The Kleptomaniac”, “Carne de Gaviota” and “Spot On”. A set of documentary blocks will follow including: “Picking Up The Pieces”,”Blivits!”, “Lasting Memory” and “My Father’s Vietnam”. Drama will conclude Saturday’s screenings with “Ride or Die” and “Animals”.

Five blocks of documentaries will begin Jan.17’s lineup showcasing: “Pop, Pop ‘Til You Drop”, “Extra Innings”, “I Remember Better When I Paint”, “Nature”, “All Black Towns: An Endangered People’s History”, “Hymns of Three Cities”, “Time Simply Passes”, “Black Towns in Oklahoma: Vernon, A Pastor Learns to Forgive”, “Imba Means Sing” and “Mt. Lawrence”. The second drama block will close out the screenings with “Protocol”, “Crossing Paths”, “The Deepest Cut”, “Hop Skotch the Funk Dumpling” and “Posthumous”. The awards ceremony will take place at 10 p.m.

FLAGLER FILM FESTIVAL – 3rd Annual Flagler Film Festival Published by Local Flagler Online Magazine

flaglerlogoLocal FlalgerThe 3rd Annual Flagler Film Festival of Palm Coast Florida will be taking place January 15 – 17, 2016. The success of the Festival’s first year was surpassed by its second and the third is on track to exceed all expectations.

The Flagler Film Festival showcases emerging, new filmmakers of all genres, features and shorts. If you have an innovative, low budget, micro-budget or even a no budget film you are welcome here! Student films will be given special consideration.

The Festival is a community supporter through their free screenings of “Wave of the Winter” films (proceeds benefit the Flagler County Education Foundation), as well as a sponsor of the Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic and the African American Mentorship Program.

LocalFlagler.com is proud to be among the first to report that according to Kathy Barry, the Festival’s Founder and Director, “We hope to have a block of films by high school students. I am trying to encourage local filmmakers who are still in high school to participate and if we set aside a block specifically for them, I hope they will send their work in. There is a student discount available for submissions.”

All who attend the Festival, will be captivated by the beauty of Flagler Beach. A small, artistic community located halfway between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach, and less than 90 minutes from Jacksonville and Orlando International Airports. Known for miles of unspoiled beaches and close to many attractions including Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Kennedy Space Center and our own Marineland where you can swim with the dolphins!

The early bird submission period ends May 1st, 2015.