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14th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival 2020

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - February 23 @ 11:00 pm


Become a Beaufort Film Society member today to receive discounts on all but one of the film festival tickets! Single screening ticket is $6 for everyone. For your convenience, select the BFS membership at the TOP of the tickets page to join. If not a member of the Beaufort Film Society, then the higher priced ticket applies to you.

All ticket sales are final with no refunds. There will be NO ticket sales at the door of the Opening Ceremony and NO ticket sales at the door of the Awards Ceremony.

Online ticket holders should print your ticket and present at the door. If you need to reach our office for inquires our phone number is 843-522-3196.

The Beaufort Film Society is pleased to present the 14th annual Beaufort International Film Festival February 18 – 23, 2020. Our 2019 festival welcomed 16,000 film lovers to Beaufort for 6 fun filled days of movie watching and star gazing all with the beautiful backdrop of the marshes of the Carolina Sea Islands. Come experience what has been called by many as the “best little film festival in the southeast.”

This year our festival will be 6 days!!!! We will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 18th @ 6:00 pm and end on Sunday night, Feb. 23rd around 11:00 pm.

The Pat Conroy Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Eugene Gearty at the Awards Gala taking place on Sunday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm (Red Carpet Reception) and the Awards Gala begins promptly at 7:00 pm at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort, Center for the Arts. Gearty was one of the first digital sound designers/editors in the film industry. He has worked with some of the best Directors in the business, Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee, Spike Lee, the Coen Brothers to name a few. Eugene is legendary in the movie world of ‘sound. He possesses a lengthy list of credits such as The Wolf of Wallstreet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Do The Right Thing, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy and Mary Poppins Returns. Gearty won the Academy Award for best achievement in sound editing on Martin Scorsese’s 2011 film Hugo. He received two other Oscar nominations for Gangs of New York and Life of Pi. He was awarded an Emmy for his work on the HBO series, Boardwalk Empire. Most recently, Eugene just completed work as Sound Editor/Mixer on another Martine Scorsese film, The Irishman.

John David Reynolds will be presented with the prestigious Behind-The-Scenes Award. A Charleston, SC based Cinematographer/Gaffer, John has traveled the world capturing images for film and television. He has performed practically every behind the scene task there is to include that of grip, gaffer, electrician, lighting director, editor, producer and director. His passion for light and beautiful imagery has lead him to countless opportunities, including serving as cinematographer for the feature film Warrior Road, contributing to numerous Olympics as a lighting director and other jobs (Athens, Turin, Beijing, Vancouver, London, Sochi), 20 years and counting of illuminating the Marlboro Man and numerous assignments in News, Television and Feature Films, including: The Patriot, The Notebook, The Royal Wedding, The Queens Diamond Jubilee and numerous Presidential debates from 2003 until the present.

The following categories of Features, Documentary, Animation, Short Films, Student Films, and Screenplays will receive the prestigious Jean Ribaut Awards. Other awards to be presented will be Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Comedy (Audience vote) and Audience Choice (Audience vote).

The Opening Night Filmmakers Receptoin will take place on Tuesday February 18th @ 6:00 pm at Tabby Place, 913 Port Republic Street , Downtown Beaufort. Dress code: Business casual. Advanced Ticket Sales only – No sales at the door.

Screenings on Wednesday, Feb. 19, Thursday, Feb. 20, Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22 to be held at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort, Center for the Arts, located at 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC 29902. Online Ticket Sales and at the Door Sales for all screenings. Daily tickets or individual screening tickets may be purchased.

The Awards Ceremony will be held at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort, Center for the Arts, on Sunday, Feb. 23rd, located at 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC 29902. Dress code: Black Tie Optional @ 6:00 pm Champagne Reception; 7:00 pm Awards Ceremony will begin. Advanced Ticket Sales only – No sales at the door.


University of South Carolina Beaufort
Beaufort, SC 29902 US + Google Map

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