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Be a Part of America’s First Hispanic Culture Film Festival

In 2018, the Hispanic Culture Film Festival (HCFF) successfully inaugurated the first film festival ever held in the United States to celebrate Hispanic culture. Bringing together film directors, producers, leading actors and celebrities to Jacksonville, Florida, the HCFF also commemorated the fact that “JAX” was America’s first Hollywood—in the early years of the 20th century, Jacksonville attracted more than 30 movie studios. Jacksonville’s first silent film studio opened in 1908, followed by many more over the course of the next decade, including Metro Pictures – later to become Hollywood giant, MGM.

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WHY ST. AUGUSTINE

With its magical scenery deeply rooted in Hispanic history, Saint Augustine is the perfect place for a festival celebrating Hispanic culture and films to take place. Founded in 1565 by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, a visionary Spaniard, Saint Augustine is renown as the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in the US and has grown to become a major tourist attraction. It now has an infrastructure that is ready to welcome large numbers of visitors and make this film festival a world class nexus that will attract film makers and film lovers from all over the world. Spain, Guest Country of Honor in 2019, will bring major cultural events to the HCFF, which, along with the featured Hispanic films, will attract more than 4,000 visitors to this year’s Hispanic Culture Film Festival.

HCFF in Saint Augustine, the experience that you can’t miss

 

Following the paths of other great film festivals like Sundance, Telluride, Toronto, Cannes, Malaga among others, the Hispanic Culture Film Festival “experience” will include a wonderful selection of films and an awards ceremony. Besides great movies, attendees will also enjoy the warmth of a historic city with beautiful architecture, culture, music, gastronomy and sunny beaches, ensuring that visitors will return and recommend this magical, annual “experience” to others for many years to come.

The HCFF is an initiative of ART MUSEUM FOR PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, AM4PC, a non-profit organization founded in 2015 with the objective of educating through art. In 2018, AM4PC began organizing activities with the theme: “Before Hollywood, it was Jax” to educate the broader American population about Hispanic cultures and customs through film. Numbering more than sixty million people, today, Hispanics comprise the largest minority in the United States.

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Theatre Venue

The Corazon Cinema and Cafe

36 Granada Street

St. Augustine, FL, 32084

 

Festival office and submissions:

2054 Riverside Ave

Suite 5408

Jacksonville, FL 32204

 

(786) 287-2777

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