The 2016 Fairhope Film Festival
The 2016 Fairhope Film Festival has wrapped up another four days of brilliant, entertaining and award-winning films screened throughout our beautiful little town on the Bay!We’d like to thank everyone who made the 2016 festival our best yet–every festivalgoer and volunteer, our growing family of generous sponsors and donors, and the many merchants and residents of Fairhope who make our festival’s setting unique.
Visit the 2016 Award Winners page for a full list of this year’s prize winners awarded by our jurors and audience members. Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners!
Thank You, Sponsors!
These are some of the businesses, organizations and individuals that made the 2016 Fairhope Film Festival bigger and better than ever! Join our growing family of generous sponsors and become a Fairhope Film Festival Sponsor today.
Hearin Chandler Foundation
Cobb Family Foundation
Ben May Charitable Trust
David J Cooper Family Charitable Foundation
Betty Rossell McGowin Charitable Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Downey III
Stacey & John B. Howell
Lillian C. McGowin Foundation
Martin Family Foundation
Champ & Anne Meyercord
Mr. Patrick McDonald
Robert & Terry Foster Foundation
M.W. Smith Jr. Foundation
Richard F. Pate
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. The 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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