Jacksonville Film Festival

It Starts Here

September 14-15


Hicks Auditorium - Main Public Library, Downtown Jacksonville
303 N. Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202


2018 Festival Program:

View the Full 2018 JFF Program (PDF)

2018 Jacksonville Film Festival Program - Preview



2018 Film Festival Award Winners:

Congratulations to all the winners!

The Best Documentary Award was presented to:

My Paintbrush Bites / U.S.A (Director: Joel Pincosy) -- A man battling reclusion and a racehorse on the brink of death save each other in unexpected ways.

The Best Short Narrative Award was presented to:

8328 / Canada (Director: Marc-Andre Girard) -- The film is about an unexpected encounter between young Hugo and Raymond, to whom life has given few gifts- except a few wooden carvings.

The Best Screenplay was presented to:

8328 / Canada (Director: Marc-Andre Girard)

The Best Feature Narrative Award was presented to:

Rehabilitation of the Hill / U.S.A. (Director: Demetrius Wren) -- Pittsburgh’s Historic Hill District which is next in line for a full scale gentrification project. Kelly Saikaly, a local Hill District Resident and activist is ready to chain herself to the construction equipment in order to stop folks from taking away her neighborhood and kicking out the residents for new upscale condos.

The Best Director Award was presented to:

Great Choice / U.S.A. (Director: Robin Comisar) --

A woman gets trapped in a Red Lobster commercial.

The Best Actor/Actress Award was presented to:

Actress Carrie Coon for her performance in Great Choice / U.S.A.

Read the Full Press Release here