2017 ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL — Film Competition & Jurors


 
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JURY CHAIR

Jim Farmer
Executive Director, Out on Film;
Film Publicist; Film Critic


BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Bryan Glick
Director of Acquisitions and Theatrical Releasing, The Film Collaborative

Jess Kwan
Associate, Archer Gray

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Rachel Morgan
Creative Director & Lead Programmer, Sidewalk Film Festival


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Danielle Bernstein
Filmmaker; Owner, Clear Films; ATLFF alumna

 

Tony Dayoub
Editor-in-Chief & Film Critic, Cinema Viewfinder; Writer, IndieWIRE, RogerEbert.com and Slant Magazine

Scott Teems
Writer & Director, ATLFF ‘09 Best Narrative Feature winner “That Evening Sun”


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

Penelope Bartlett
Programmer, The Criterion Collection; Contributor, Short of the Week; Industry Department Manager, Tribeca Film Festival

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Jeffrey Bowers
Senior Curator, Vimeo; Short Film Programmer & Columnist, VICE

Alessandra Raengo
Assistant Professor of Communication, Georgia State University

Films in Competition: Coming Soon


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Clint Bowie
Director of Programming, New Orleans Film Society

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Daniel Robin
Assistant Professor of Communication, Georgia State University; Filmmaker; ATLFF alumnus

Joi Tribble
Short Film Programmer, Sidewalk Film Festival

Films in Competition: Coming Soon


BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Fatimah Abdullah
Executive Producer, TRICK 3D; Former President, ASIFA-Atlanta

Todd James
Director of Post Production, Sesame Workshop

Emma Loggins
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, FanBolt

Films in Competition: Coming Soon


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Danielle Deadwyler
Actress; Filmmaker; Performance Artist; ATLFF alumna

Marcus Rosentrater
Animation Director, Floyd County Productions; Co-Founder & Filmmaker, Climenole LLC; Filmmaker-in-Residence, Atlanta Film Society

Jen West
Filmmaker, Four x Productions; Freelance Content Contributor, AJC; ATLFF alumna

Music Videos in Competition: Coming Soon


FILMMAKER-TO-WATCH AWARD

For the fourth year, our Kickstarter backers have been given the opportunity to participate in a Backers’ Jury for a unique award. The Filmmaker-to-Watch Award is chosen out of a wide selection of short films from the 2017 ATLFF lineup.