Submissions Now Being Accepted For 2006 Jacksonville Film Festival

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Festival returns May 18-21, 2006 to downtown Jacksonville.

The 2006 Jacksonville Film Festival will once again present a broad spectrum of independent features, documentaries, international, experimental and short films as well as panels and workshops. The festival is looking for new voices and unique perspectives to enlighten and entertain the audiences of the North Coast of Florida.

Selected films will be eligible for Audience Awards for Best Documentary, Best Narrative Feature and Best Short. The official "Call for Entries" begins January 1, 2006.

Films can be submitted via or directly to the festival. For details and more information, please visit

In other Jacksonville Film Fest news, Northeast Florida film lovers will be celebrating the Oscars at a viewing party to benefit the Jacksonville Film Festival.

The inaugural Jacksonville Film Festival Oscar Party is Sunday, March 5 from 7:30 -11:30 p.m. at the J.Johnson Gallery in Jacksonville Beach.

Party goers can cast their predictions for Oscar winners with an interactive ballot, view the arrivals and ceremony on multiple screens from Sight and Sound, and participate in an auction featuring film memorabilia.

The event features a specialty dessert selection, gourmet coffee menu and full bar.

Tickets are limited, and are $100 per guest. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jacksonville Film Festival.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

This year’s Jacksonville Film Festival is May 18-21, 2006, at various venues throughout the Downtown and San Marco neighborhoods. More than 60 feature length, short films and documentaries will be screened at six historic venues in the heart of Jacksonville.

All access passes for the Jacksonville Film Festival are $200, and include all screenings and events. Individual screenings are $8.50. For screening passes, tickets or more information, please log on to

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