Tickets are now on sale for the previously announced films! Don't wait any longer to buy your tickets to the first 15 narrative features, the first 15 documentary features, our short film blocks and our opening and closing night films.Read More
If you're at all connected to the filmmaking industry in the South -- or filmmaking in general -- you've probably already heard of "Slates for Sarah," a social media tribute to the late Sarah Elizabeth Jones. Jones, a Camera Assistant who lived in Atlanta, was in Savannah earlier this month working on the set of Midnight Rider when she was struck and killed by a train. Online recollections from her colleagues and friends in the South and around the world echo the remembrances sent to us here at the Festival from locals who knew her and worked with her.Read More
The 38th Annual Atlanta Film Festival will open with "Joe," starring Nicolas Cage as an ex-con and unlikely role model who meets a 15-year-old boy (Tye Sheridan) and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin. Director David Gordon Green ("Pineapple Express," television's "Eastbound & Down") is scheduled to attend. Closing out this year’s fest is "The Double," a stylish black comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. Eisenberg plays Simon James, a timid man living an isolated existence in an indifferent world until his exact physical double and opposite personality arrives in the form of new co-worker, James Simon. "The Double" is directed by cult favorite Richard Ayoade ("Submarine," television’s “The IT Crowd").Read More
One of only a handful of Academy Award-qualifying festivals in the United States, the Atlanta Film Festival has long championed short films. For the 2014 event the organization received 2,212 short film submissions, 84 of which will be shown during the festival.Read More
ATLFF 2013 selection Cinema Six (a raunchy comedy about what happens when you work for too long at a movie theater) is now available on iTunes and other home video sites. Co-writer/director Mark Potts sends this video reminiscence of his time at the Atlanta Film Festival and what we're pretty sure is a description of a detour he took to the Clermont Lounge.Read More
Out of 352 submissions and 16 finalists, the writers of three winning scripts were chosen to participate in a two-day retreat during this year's festival, held at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.Read More
Snowed in? Can't get to the 7-11 to get your Valentine a gift? We got ya covered.
Arriving just in time to save your bacon from the metaphorical relationship fire, it's the Atlanta Film Festival Valentine's Day Two-Fer Deal.Read More
After more than seven years of service to the Atlanta Film Festival, Artistic Director Charles Judson has left to pursue other opportunities.
"The past seven years have been an amazing time of change for both the film industry and for the Atlanta Film Festival, and I feel honored to have been a part of that change," said Judson. "Now it's time for a change of my own direction in the industry and in the direction of the Festival."
Executive Director Christopher Escobar has delegated Judson's duties among the current staff, and Judson will consult with staff during the transition and lead-up to this year's annual event (March 28 - April 6). There are no current plans to place a successor to Judson.
"Charles has made valuable contributions to the organization that will be felt for years to come," said Escobar. "We wish him the best and we're looking forward to a great 2014 festival."