Atlanta, Georgia - USA
March 24 to April 2, 2017
In the Spotlight today is the 41st Annual Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF), celebrating four incredible decades as one of the circuit's most prized stops that offers inventive indie programming year after year to an audience of more than 25,000 cinema fans. The Academy Award-qualifying festival showcased 151 films representing 37 countries last year. ATLFF seeks groundbreaking works in narrative and documentary features, short films, experimental films, puppetry films, music videos, television pilots, feature screenplays, and television scripts - outstanding films have the opportunity to earn Best of laurels along with cash prizes ranging from $500 USD to $1,000.
In the Capital of the South and national hotspot for television and film production as its backdrop, the festival makes its home at the historic Plaza Theatre. ATLFF presents an expansive range of exciting opportunities including a fest-favorite New Mavericks (female-directed shorts and features), SOUND+VISION (music films), Pink Peach films (LGBT), and Animated shorts and features. New this year, the Festival is thrilled to introduce the Georgia Film Award to honor a Georgia-made film from any filmmaker with a current Georgia address. The festival continues to nurture relationships with filmmakers beyond the festival. Each month ATLFF hosts Eat, Drink & B-Indie for the opportunity to network and engage through panel discussions.
Atlanta Film Festival screenings often include in-person dialog with filmmakers, providing audiences, artists and industry professionals with meaningful opportunities to network, interact and engage. Recent festival guests have included James Franco, Josh Brolin, Richard Chamberlain, Margaret Cho, Abigail Spencer, David Gordon Green, Jasmine Guy, Kara Hayward, Martin Henderson, Georgie Henley, Spike Lee, Chris Lowell, Ludacris, Ray Mckinnon, Pras Michel, James Moll, Julianne Nicholson, James Ponsoldt, Bill Plympton, Tye Sheridan, Chris Tucker, Eddie Vedder, and Carlos Cuaron.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
ATLFF leads the community in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. It works to develop the independent film lovers of the future through various screenings, networking events, and social media.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
ATLFF offers jury prizes in a variety of categories for both features and shorts. Winners of the festival's Narrative, Documentary and Animated Short competitions automatically qualify for the Academy Awards shortlist. For many gifted storytellers, ATLFF marks only the beginning of a limitless and thrilling journey in cinema as it has for Spike Lee, Robert Rodriguez, Ray McKinnon, James Ponsoldt and Benh Zeitlin.
Films, Screenplays, Music Videos, TV Pilots and more are now being considered for the 2017 Atlanta Film Festival - qualify your project today!