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Contraband Cinema presents "La Florida - Personal Histories of the Sunshine State" on 7/26

This Saturday at Contraband Cinema: Like the waves that continuously etch out the shape of Florida, the personal histories of its inhabitants etch out its identity. Since Juan Ponce de Leon stepped into its marsh in 1513 Florida has been a concept up for grabs. The documentary films in this program tell stories of people who by choice, force or coercion have made a claim to the idea and place the Spanish called La Florida.

ATLFF alum Frances Bodomo is one of the 25 New Faces of Indie Film

Each year Filmmaker Magazine profiles 25 emerging filmmakers. This year their list includes ATLFF alum Frances Bodomo.

BREAKING BAD’s Aaron Paul stars in HELLION, starting Friday at Plaza

When motocross and heavy metal obsessed, thirteen-year-old, Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father, Hollis, must finally take responsibility for their actions and for each other in order to bring Wes home.

Flashback to 1979 Atlanta with Contraband Cinema's "The Visitor" event this weekend!

Contraband Cinema is proud to present a two-night event devoted to the film Mondo Digital calls 'the Mount Everest of insane ‘70s Italian movies'—"The Visitor." Filmed in Atlanta in 1979, this overlooked cult classic serves as a time capsule of our beloved city by capturing iconic mainstays such as the Omni Hotel, 11 Alive and CNN Center.

Free advance screening of Sundance selection "I Origins"

In partnership with Fox Searchlight, the Atlanta Film Festival is excited to offer this special advanced screening of I, ORIGINS at the Plaza Theatre on July 15th at 7:30PM. This screening is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Homespun returns this month to highlight Atlanta's most unique characters

Created by ATLFF Filmmakers in Residence Jon Watts & Brantly Watts, Homespun is a curated series of short documentary films profiling unique individuals around the metro Atlanta area. This installment features three subjects who live on the outskirts of our society. Arguably one of the best local film screenings of the year, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

ATLFF 2014 fave "Obvious Child" opens in Atlanta this week

If you missed it at the festival in April, your chance to see this "honest and raw comedy" (Salon) has come. 

Discover the films we'll play at ATLFF 2015: become a screening volunteer.

Every year, the Atlanta Film Festival receives thousands of film entries from artists around the globe. From these hopefuls we have only the capacity to play fewer than 300 films. How do we decide which films to play? How do we go through those thousands of entries to sort the ones that will please our local audience the best? We get help from people like you.

Watch The First Two Episodes Of The Sundance TV Show Critics Are Begging You To See

Attendees of ATLFF 2013 will remember our sneak preview of the TV series Rectify, which was created by the multi-talented ATLFF alum Ray McKinnon and is produced in Georgia. McKinnon's Q&A following the screening of the Season 1 preview screening was one of the highlights of that year's fest. Now sneak previews of the first two episodes of the second season are available online from Sundance TV. Keep reading to learn how to see them.

Is your film ready? ATLFF 2015 Early Deadline for Film Submissions is this Friday, June 27

The lowest submissions fees of the season are about to go up. Get your film in this Friday, June 27th before that happens.

Event Calendar
Westside Provisions District: Sundown Series - Night Four

ATLFF is partnering with Westside Provisions District for the Sundown Series, taking place on the last Wednesday of every month—April-July. This month's theme is MUSIC.

A Will for the Woods - Presented by Mountainfilm on Tour ATL

The Atlanta Film Festival and Mountainfilm On Tour ATL proudly present the documentary feature "A Will for the Woods" as one of our 2014 Best of Fest screenings. ATLFF members get in free!

2014 Mountainfilm on Tour ATL

The 2nd annual Mountainfilm on Tour ATL

Screenwriter School with Michael Lucker

Acclaimed screenwriter Michael Lucker is offering a unique opportunity to share his expertise with local writers by hosting a session of his renowned Screenwriter School on September 20th and 21st.

2015 Atlanta Film Festival

The 39th annual Atlanta Film Festival

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