The Fairhope Film Festival

The 2017 Fairhope Film Festival is four days of brilliant, entertaining and award-winning films screened throughout our beautiful little town on the Bay! Every year has been bigger and better, thanks to all of the festivalgoers, volunteers sponsors and donors, and the many merchants and residents of Fairhope who make our festival’s setting unique. Thank you! We look forward to another exciting and entertaining event with you this Fall.

Feature Film Selections


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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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