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Finger Mullet Film Festival

The Finger Mullet Film Festival (FMFF) is seeking experimental films and videos for our forthcoming festival on May 18-20, 2023 at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College, in St. Augustine, FL.

Works should be no longer than five minutes in length, and should creatively explore the theme Local Waters. Local Waters is a conceptual framework for embracing the aesthetics of our landscape as a template for a creative community. Water is essential to life. It can provide vital coastal resources one day and life-threatening weather the next. Water has played a profound role in the difficult history of this community and our democracy. We understand that to live in St Augustine, or near any significant body of water, is to know the beauty of water as a force of nature as well as a cultural symbol of power.

The Finger Mullet Film Festival (FMFF) is dedicated to nurturing an experimental art and film culture in St Augustine by providing an inspired platform of the best national and international short films alongside a burgeoning local and regional culture of time-based creators and storytellers. Our goal is to discover, cultivate and screen new local narratives as a means of generating critical discussion and empowering community collaboration.



The festival will take place at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College over the course of three days, from May 18-20, 2023. The festival schedule is as follows:

Thursday, May 18

5:00 pm: Opening of Boys and Girls Club Exhibition
6:00 pm: Opening Reception for Finger Mullet Film Festival
7:00 pm: Screening of Video Works by Ilana Harris-Babou followed by a panel discussion with the Artist, Dr. Lori Lee and Dr. Nicholas Miller.

Friday, May 19

6:00 pm: Introduction and Combinatory Play with cyriaco lopes terri witek & Kevin Mahoney
6:45 pm: Student Films Screening
8:00 pm: Local Water Screenings, Block A

Saturday, May 20

6:00 pm: Local Water Screenings, Block B
7:30 pm: Live Music + Artist Collabo Performances

The Finger Mullet Film Festival is supported through grants from The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Additional funding is provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.