The 2016 Fairhope Film Festival

Mark your calendars for November 10th-13th, and get ready for four days of brilliant, entertaining and award-winning films screened throughout our beautiful little town on the Bay. Our selection committee has been hard at work throughout this past year, attending some of the world’s best film festivals and reviewing hours of innovative and creative films as part of our mission to deliver the Best of the Best in filmmaking. Stay updated with the latest festival-related news via our Facebook page and email newsletter. Sign up and follow us now so you can stay in the know…

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Thank You, Sponsors!

These are some of the businesses, organizations and individuals committed to making the 2016 Fairhope Film Festival bigger and better than ever! Join our growing family of generous sponsors–click here to become a Fairhope Film Festival Sponsor today.

Hearin Chandler Foundation

Cobb Family Foundation

International Alliance Theatrical & Stage Employees Local 478-Louisiana

Ben May Charitable Trust

David J Cooper Family Charitable Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Downey III

Stacey & John B. Howell

Lillian C. McGowin Foundation

Martin Family Trust

Champ & Anne Meyercord

Mr. Patrick McDonald

Robert & Terry Foster Foundation

M.W. Smith Jr. Foundation

Richard F. Pate

Mary Riser

Dr. Marshall Shoemaker OB/GYN

Dr. Savan Wilson

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About Our Festival

Located at the geographic center of America’s Gulf Coast, the quaint, beautiful and historic bayside city of Fairhope, Alabama, is the home of the Fairhope Film Festival. Founded as a nineteenth century utopian experiment, Fairhope has flourished as an arts community for over 100 years. Fairhope Film Festival OfficeThe five festival venues, within walking distance of each other, will be located in the famous, flower-filled downtown area—considered Carmel by the Bay–convenient to restaurants, hotels, locally owned shops and the town bluffs, which boast sweeping views of the 413 square mile Mobile Bay.

The Fairhope Film Festival is a film lover’s film festival held each year on the second weekend in November, offering participants the opportunity to see world-class award winning films in a unique, picturesque location over a four-day period. [Continue…]



Let’s say this: film festivals are for brave people. They’re for people who want the world to be brought to them, who want to see it in its minutest detail, and who want to be opened, changed, and made better for it. They’re for people who want to embrace the world, not escape from it. In this year of belittling words and violent actions, come experience what brings us together, what makes us empathize, what allows us to put our arms around each and marvel at who we are. And love.

Michael Brody

Programming & Artistic Director, Crested Butte Film Festival