January 11-14: Saint Augustine Film Festival brings stars + 30 films to local screens

Honoring Women Filmmakers — Female special guests include Pamela Poitier,

Wendie Malick, Melora Hardin and Amy Glazer

St. Augustine, FL — Big names in film will be in St. Augustine, Florida for the 14th annual Saint Augustine Film Festival, taking place January 11-14, 2024 in St. Augustine venues. Films will screen in Lewis Auditorium and Gamache-Koger Theatre, both at Flagler College, and in the Alcazar Room, part of City Hall at Lightner Museum. Passes are on sale now at staugfilmfest.com

Special guest Wendie Malick will be in St. Augustine on January 14 for 7000 MILES, a film that follows Jo, a passionate pilot who is inspired by her grandmother’s mysterious legacy, and must decide what is more important, protecting the innocence of those you love or famed success. Malick starred as Judith Tupper Stone in the HBO sitcom Dream On, and as Nina Van Horn in the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!, for which she was nominated for two Primetime Emmys and a Golden Globe Award. She also starred as Victoria Chase in the TV Land comedy series Hot in Cleveland. She is also known for her recurring role as Gayle Buchannon on Baywatch as well as Ronee Lawrence on the final season of Frasier.

Pamela Poitier will attend on January 13 to introduce the film about her father, SIDNEY, a 2022 American documentary directed by Reginald Hudlin and produced by Oprah Winfrey. The film is a portrait of the life and legacy of actor Sidney Poitier in his final appearance. Pamela is a Bahamian actress and appeared in seven movies, and has worked on THE FIVE HEARTBEATS and AIR AMERICA.

Melora Hardin, known for her roles in The Office and Monk, will be in St. Augustine on January 13 for a screening of GOLDEN VANITY. After an unhinged stage crash at a 1967 awards show, faded movie star Mabel Montgomery-Mayflower flees and barricades herself in her mansion to tape-record her life story. In a solo tour de force, Melora Hardin (NBC’s The Office) powerfully and painfully embodies the end product of Hollywood’s use-them-up and spit-them-out machinery. 

Special guests on January 12 include Rod Lurie, Mark Ciardi, and Mike & Eileen Flynt, from the film THE SENIOR, a stirring sports drama starring Michael Chiklis as Mike Flynt and Mary Stuart Masterson as Eileen Flynt.

Denny Tedesco (son of musician Tommy Tedesco) and Leland Sklar (member of James Taylor’s backing band) will attend the 2024 Saint Augustine Film Festival on January 13 for IMMEDIATE FAMILY. This documentary tells the story of four musicians who find lasting success but stay out of the limelight while performing with iconic singers Phil Collins, James Taylor, Carole King and others.

The 2024 Saint Augustine Film Festival will include 32 films, three awards to actors, and six parties — at iconic and fun St. Augustine locations, including a cruise during Nights of Lights! 

Passes are available now and individual film tickets go on sale soon at staugfilmfest.com

The Saint Augustine Film Festival is an outreach program of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The event is supported in part by the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the St. Johns Cultural Council and the Florida Division of Arts and Culture.

Founding sponsors are Arnold and Barbara Grevior; along with Allen and Cathie Altman, and Shirley and Kenneth Walker. For the 2023 Saint Augustine Film Festival, festival sponsor opportunities also include parties and individual films. For sponsorship information, visit www.staugfilmfest.com/sponsors 

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2024 The Saint Augustine Film Festival Passes are available at www.staugfilmfest.com

  • ALL ACCESS PASS — $275 (All parties, events and film screenings)
  • ALL FILMS PASS — $110 (All films in screening venues)
  • ALL LEWIS PASS — $75 (All films in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College)


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