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Sign Up for a Slot at the New Mavericks Open Mic Night on July 15!

This month, the New Mavs are hosting an open mic night for you to introduce yourself to the Atlanta filmmaking community!

Russell Sheaffer's Experimental Feature "Masculinity/Femininity" (ATLFF '15) is Available for Free

An example of ATLFF's dedication to both feature and short experimental films, 2015 selection "Masculinity/Femininity" from Russell Sheaffer is available for free on Vimeo On Demand.

ATLFF Now Accepting Pilot Episodes in Both Film and Screenplay Submissions

While ATLFF has screened network television shows for years and indie pilot "Pepper's Place" in 2015, we are now opening up both film and screenplay submissions to pilot episodes for the first time ever!

ATLFF '15 Best Documentary Feature Winner "Stray Dog"—One of the Year's Most Lauded Films

Debra Granik first played ATLFF with 2010's "Winter's Bone" and again this year with Jury Award-winner "Stray Dog." Both films have made significant impacts on the indie circuit.

Christina Humphrey and Alyssa Armand Step Into New Roles as ATLFF Shorts Programmers

The Atlanta Film Festival is pleased to announce the expansion of our programming department, including new titles for two of our talented programmers, Christina Humphrey and Alyssa Armand.

The Earlybird Deadline is About to Fly By!

Save some money and submit your film to ATLFF '16 before Midnight on Saturday, June 20!

Michael Lucker's Screenwriter School Returns in July!

Screenwriter School is offering a weekend workshop with professional screenwriter Michael Lucker who shares all the nuts and bolts one needs to know to bring their story to life. ATLFF Members get 10% off!

ATLFF '15 Best Documentary Short Award-winner Jesse Kreitzer Updates Us on His Next Project

"'The Murder Ballad of James Jones,' ATLFF’s Jury Award-Winner for Best Documentary Short, was a byproduct of fool’s luck and good fortune."

New Mavericks Kick-off a Monthly Meetup this Wednesday at JavaVino!

Starting this week, on the third Wednesday evening of every month, we will have a New Mavericks mixer at JavaVino! Join us for the launch of our new program.

WonderRoot's Local Film Series Returns to the Plaza on Thursday, June 18!

Come check out our latest local film short selections at WonderRoot's Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series this Thursday, June 18! 

Event Calendar
New Mavericks: Open Mic Night

Introduce yourself to the ATLFF New Mavericks community at our Open Mic Night on July 15! Talk about what you do, what you're working on and areas where you could use assistance.

The "Edgor & Izzy" Variety Beg-A-Thon All-Star Extravaganza Panhandle Review

Join ATLFF Filmmaker-in-Residence Darrell C. Hazelrig and his cast and crew for upcoming feature film "Edgor & Izzy" as they poke, prod and turn out your pockets while distracting you with a fun-filled evening of variety entertainment!

Screenwriter School with Michael Lucker

A lot of screenwriting teachers claim to teach what you need to make it in the movie biz— but how many of them have actually done it? At Screenwriter School, Michael Lucker will teach you how to go from first idea to first sale—the way only an experienced screenwriter can do it.

Eat, Drink, & B-Indie presented by Stella Artois: Screenwriting

Acclaimed screenwriter and industry expert Michael Lucker will join us for a special EDBI all about Screenwriting.

Workshop: Intro to the Film Business

Interested in a career in the growing Georgia film industry, but don't know where to start or fit in? This class walks you through the basic duties, responsibilities, and hierarchy of each department working on a film set and more.

Workshop: Creating a Proper Film Resume

Wonder why you send in your resume but don't get a call? Learn how to structure a resume correctly, whether you have experience or not. See if you have what it takes to get a job in the film business, and what department might best suit your innate skills.

Plaza Theatre Foundation Summer Series: "Clueless" (20th Anniversary)

We are pleased to present a 20th anniversary screening of "Clueless" as the first screening in the Plaza Theatre Foundation's Summer Series.

Homepsun Series - July Screening

Homespun is a curated series of short documentary films profiling unique individuals around the metro Atlanta area. This installment of Homespun will showcase a few of the artists working in and around the metro area who bring their innovative and sometimes homegrown creations to our city.

Plaza Theatre Foundation Summer Series: "Friday" (20th Anniversary)

We are pleased to present a 20th anniversary screening of "Friday" as the second screening in the Plaza Theatre Foundation's Summer Series.

Plaza Theatre Foundation Summer Series: "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" (30th Anniversary)

We are pleased to present a 30th anniversary screening of "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" as the final screening in the Plaza Theatre Foundation's Summer Series.

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