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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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…]

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June Monthly Movie

Greetings Film Fans, Our monthly movies remain in popular demand and our last showing for this year is right around the corner. All our monthly movies are on the last Monday of the month, February through June! On JUNE 27, we are proud to announce the showing of City... read more

Thank You, Sponsors!

Please view our list of festival sponsors who made the 2015 festival possible. Help make our next film festival even better and become a Fairhope Film Festival Sponsor!


…one of the really loveliest and most unpretentious  festivals I’ve ever been to.

Michael O'Neill


It’s an absolutely beautiful town, and we’re thrilled at the response of the audience here.

David Rodriguez


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