ATLFF Now Accepting Pilot Episodes in Both Film and Screenplay Submissions

 "Pepper's Place," from Zombie Cat Productions and Fake Wood Wallpaper.

"Pepper's Place," from Zombie Cat Productions and Fake Wood Wallpaper.

Through partnerships with cable networks such as HBO, Starz, SundanceTV, ESPN, Fox Sports, FX, AMC and BBC America, the Atlanta Film Festival has been screening amazing television programming for years. Earlier this year, at the 39th annual ATLFF, we showcased our first ever indie television pilot—"Pepper's Place," directed by Atlanta's own Molly Coffee of Zombie Cat Productions.

Incorporating colorful set pieces, skillful puppetry, and catchy music, "Pepper's Place" was a pitch-perfect and hilarious compliment to our annual Touch the Puppet Head event.

Having seen the success of "Pepper's Place" at ATLFF '15 and the growing number of pilots produced annually, we are now opening up both film and screenplay submissions to pilot episodes for the first time ever!

Working on a one-hour drama pilot? Maybe it's a 30-minute sitcom? Have a great web series idea? We are looking for great works in all categories. Haven't shot your pilot yet? No problem—we have a screenplay competition as well.


The Call for Entries is now open for Pilot Episodes and all other categories for the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival and for the 2016 ATLFF Screenplay Competition. The Regular Deadline is September 18.