What to Expect at the St. Augustine Film Festival

Films have a special way of bringing lovers of cinema and entertainment together for a storytelling experience unlike any other. Whether you’re a fan of all things film or searching for something fun to do in the nation’s oldest city, the St. Augustine Film Festival is an absolute must! Held annually each January, this exciting presentation of unique films is sure to become the highlight of your visit to St. Augustine. Read on to learn everything you need to know about the upcoming festival or use our complimentary Vacation Guide to find more annual events that you’ll want to mark into your calendars.

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More About the St. Augustine Film Festival

Hosted in historic Downtown St. Augustine, the St. Augustine Film Festival has grown to become of the top Florida film festivals! From foreign films and independent films to documentaries, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of one-of-a-kind movies.

The director of the film festival, Gregory von Hausch, is also responsible for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and handpicks some of the best films from that event to show during the St. Augustine Film Festival.

You’ll also have the option to view any and all films that you may be interested in. Whether it’s just one or all of them, you can purchase a pass that is just right for you! Holders of the All Access Pass will spend three evenings in beautiful St. Augustine and join the filmmakers and other filmgoers at special parties. It’s an exciting way to converse about the films you’ve just watched and make lifelong memories.

Films at the St. Augustine Film Festival 2019

This January 17th-20th, an entire lineup of fantastic films are waiting just for you! There will be five screening rooms at three locations across St. Augustine’s historic district including the Lewis Auditorium and the Gamache-Koger Theater.

Here is a quick look at just a few of the films that will be shown at the St. Augustine Film Festival:

  • Cracking Aces: This documentary tells the fascinating story of the women who broke through the glass ceiling of professional poker.
  • Rescue Under Fire: Based on a true story, Rescue Under Fire follows the crew of a medical helicopter that suffers an accident after helping USA and United Nations troops under Spanish command in Afghanistan.
  • A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.: In the spring of 1974, a young boy and an older man meet by chance at a roadside cafe. The man delights the young boy with a tale of personal heartbreak and loss and his understanding of love. This film has already won several awards and is the directional debut of actress Karen Allen.

Interested in more films? Check out the full lineup on the St. Augustine Film Festival website today!


During the festival, films will run all day and into the evening. Passes can be purchased online or on-site at one of the three screening locations. Smaller venues tend to fill up fast, so be sure to get your passes for your favorite films soon!

Purchase your tickets and passes right now!

Need a Place to Stay for the Festival? Welcome to the Victorian House!

Victorian House B&B AccomodationsLocated right in the heart of St. Augustine’s historic district, our beautiful and elegant bed and breakfast is the perfect home-away-from-home during your getaway to our beloved city. You’ll find our historic building nestled right in between two of the oldest streets in America and just minutes from where the St. Augustine Film Festival’s showing locations. After a full day of watching your favorite movies, you’ll be invited to come back and relax in a peaceful and romantic setting while enjoying all the modern amenities that you’d expect for your typical hotels.  

Our lovely Aviles Suite may be ideal for you and your sweetheart or close friends during your stay. This large and private guestroom lends to the ambiance of a bygone era and features an enclosed private porch overlooking Aviles Street, a spacious king-sized bedroom, a Victorian-style clawfoot soaking tub, an electric fireplace, and more. After a full night’s rest, join us in our dining room for a delicious homemade breakfast to fuel for another day of St. Augustine adventures.

Book your favorite room at the Victorian House today! We look forward to hosting you soon.