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Experience the Rhythm In: -835 Days!

Countdown to Inspiration:
-835 Days!

Experience the Rhythm In:
-835 Days!


Star Wars is back on the Big Screen in “Force-Full Imagination” – An Interview with Director Jim Eimmerman

LMU Graduate Jim Eimmerman completed his thesis film “Force-Full Imagination” in 2013. His short film is one of the 2014 John Paul II International Film Festival Official Selections and will screen on April 5th, 2014 at 4:15PM at the Paragon Grove 13 theater in Coconut Grove, FL with ten other short films. PURCHASE TICKETS Frank […]

Press Release

  For Immediate Release Contact: Laura Alvarado Email: Phone: 786-246-5380   The John Paul II International Film Festival Opens for Submissions “Inspiration” is the official theme for the festival’s fourth edition in April, 2014.   MIAMI, FL – The John Paul II International Film Festival™ has officially opened for film submissions, marking the fourth […]

2012 Florida Catholic Article

Film festival strives to foster ‘Revelation’ John Paul II Film Festival features inspiring movies, interfaith dialogue Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Blanca Morales – Florida Catholic BLANCA MORALES | FC Laura and Frank Brennan, directors of the John Paul II International Film Festival, welcome guests to the kickoff Mass and concert Nov. 7 at St. Augustine […]

“Rise and Dream” Interview

RISE AND DREAM is a beautiful documentary about 13 teenagers in the Phillipines learning to play their own cultural instruments and put on a once in a lifetime show for their community for free! The struggles that the  teens face are well beyond the struggles of what any teenager should go through. These kids learn […]

An Interview with the 2012 Short Film Directors!

Short films have taken off lately, especially since the Youtube revolution. What does it take to make a short film, is it just running around with a camera or is there more to it than that. Sometimes a good short is born with a low budget and a passion for film making and other times […]

An Interview with Director David K. Marek: “Somewhere West”

I had the great pleasure of talking to director David K. Marek on his latest film, “Somewhere West”, which screens at the JP2 International Film Festival on Sunday November 11th, 2012 at 5PM. If you have not purchased your tickets yet, I suggest you lock them in because this is a visually stunning film that no one […]

JP2IFF Award Nominations

The 2012 Award Nominations are in! The Award Ceremony and Reception will be held on Saturday November 17th, 2012 at 9PM. Enjoy a cocktail reception as we announce our 2012 JP2IFF Award Winners and reveal the theme and dates of our 2013 event!   Tickets are $15: CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR NOMINEES!!! REEL ROSE BEST […]

“The Fighter’s Ballad”: An Interview

“The Fighter’s Ballad” is one of the standout films of the 2012 JP2 International Film Festival and I was able to speak with the cast and crew of the film to get some of their thoughts. Writer: Peter Cadwell Producer Jane Frisby Director: Tony S. Ukpo The Fighter’s Ballad will screen on Friday November 9th […]

Interview with David Whalen, Director of “Men of La Mancha”

Our film panelist, Mario Xavier, had the chance to discuss the 2012 Official Selection “Men of La Mancha” with its director David Whalen. Men of La Mancha which will screen at the 2012 JP2 International Film Festival on Saturday November 17th at 3:15PM. You can purchase your tickets here: David Whalen: Thank you for giving […]

Interview with Award Winning Director Chad Ahrendt of “Reconciliation”

Our film panelist Mario Xavier got the chance to talk with with Chad Ahrendt, writer and director of the award winning film “Reconciliation”.  Reconciliation won the 2011 People’s Festival Award, an award voted by the audience as the best film of the festival. It will be shown at the 2012 JP2 International Film Festival once […]

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