Actor, activist, and ATLFF friend Ruby Dee passes away at 91

Actor, activist, and ATLFF friend Ruby Dee passes away at 91

Cinema legend, Academy Award nominee, Grammy and Emmy winner Ruby Dee passed away at 91. She was known for her roles in RAISIN IN THE SUN, DO THE RIGHT THING and AMERICAN GANGSTER. In 2001, Atlanta Film Festival (known then as IMAGE Film & Video) inaugurated the Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Awards. Dee helped to establish the awards in memory of her late husband and fellow actor, Ossie Davis, and the festival presented the awards for several years. 

Read More

ATLFF & XFINITY Partner To Create The Film Festival Collective VOD Program

ATLFF & XFINITY Partner To Create The Film Festival Collective VOD Program

The Atlanta Film Festival and XFINITY announced today the creation of the Film Festival Collective, a program to showcase the best film festival programming in the Southeast and to foster the discovery of new filmmaking talent from around the world. The XFINITY On Demand program will feature short films and other quality content from a variety of film festivals across the Southeastern United States.

Read More