First Wave of Documentary Features Announced

First Wave of Documentary Features Announced

After last week's announcement of the first 15 narrative features selected for the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival, we are excited to present the first 15 documentary selections. From the streets of Beijing to the shores of Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán, these documentaries cover a lot of ground. We couldn't be more pleased to share these films with Atlanta.

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Working in Locations - An Overview

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This course is designed for the individual considering the locations department as their entry into the film production industry. The course will detail the duties and responsibilities of the locations department and staff from the manager to the production assistant. It will also help you determine if you have the correct skill set, work ethic and personality to be successful as a freelancer in locations. Attendees should bring a notebook, pen or pencil to the class and will be required to turn off their cell phones during the duration of the course. 

Maximum of 25 students.


$60/member of GPP and ATLFF

March 1, 2014

9:00am - 12:00pm

Georgia State University - Classroom South (Room TBA)

Atlanta, GA 30303

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.

Instructor: Michael Riley (The Walking Dead - 40 Episodes, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Stomp The Yard, ATL, Warm Springs, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, etc. since 1992)


2014 Screenplay Competition Finalists Announced

2014 Screenplay Competition Finalists Announced

After some delays, the finalists for the 2014 Screenplay Competition have been announced! All of the chosen sixteen have been notified by email and will be interviewed by phone throughout the week. On Friday, February 7th, we will announce three winners that will go on to participate in a screenwriter's retreat to be held at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

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First Wave of Narrative Features Announced

First Wave of Narrative Features Announced

We are just two months out from the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring these films to our Atlanta audience. We are pleased to announce the first wave of narrative features—an incredibly diverse group of films, ranging from local filmmakers and up-and-coming American indie auteurs to hyper-imaginative animation and foreign language festival hits. This first group of films is just a sample of the feast to come.

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Readjusted 2014 Screenplay Announcement Dates Due to Weather

As Artistic Director, I want to personally apologize for the delay in sending this update to everyone that submitted to the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition. The first few weeks of January are a busy time as we're working on festival programming, festival operations, starting new interns, bringing on seasonal staff for the festival, as well as working on year-round events.

Due to the recent extreme cold, our offices on Georgia State University's campus were closed January 6 and January 7. Meetings and phone calls planned for January 4 and January 5 related to film and screenplay competition submissions (including receiving and reviewing updated judges scores) were also cancelled.

Accordingly, it took a few days to realign multiple project timelines and staff schedules. Below are the new announcement dates for the 2014 ATLFF Screenplay Competition.


January 23 - Announce 12 to 15 Screenplay Competition Finalists
January 27 and January 28 - Screenplay Finalists Interviews
January 31 - Announce 3 Winners Participating in Screenplay Retreat

We would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. New dates are reflected on the ATLFF Screenplay Competition page and we emailed all submitters with the new dates the afternoon of January 9.

Charles Judson
Artistic Director