Check out the 2010 Atlanta Film Festival.
We’re excited that Atlanta participates in independent film. If you’re a movie buff but really enjoy some of the lesser known flicks then you might want to check this festival out.
The Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying festivals in the U.S.—is back. It is the largest and longest-running festival in the region, welcoming an audience of over 25,000 to discover 150+ new independent, international, animated, documentary, and short films, selected from 1,800+ submissions from all over the world. It is also the most distinguished event in its class, recognized as Best Film Festival by Creative Loafing, Sunday Paper, 10Best and Atlanta Magazine. Atlanta Film Festival’s executive director was honored as 2008’s Best Festival Director for a National Film Festival at the International Film Festival Summit.
Atlanta Film Festival screenings often include in-person dialog with filmmakers, providing audiences, artists and industry professionals with meaningful opportunities to network, interact and engage. Recent festival guests have included Josh Brolin (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN), Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Michael Ealy (BARBERSHOP), Jasmine Guy (DIFFERENT WORLD), Chris Moore (GOOD WILL HUNTING,), Howard Zinn (The Peoples’ History of the United States), Ray McKinnon (THE BLIND SIDE), Walton Goggins (THE SHIELD), Margaret Cho (DROP DEAD DIVA), comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Tichina Arnold (EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS), John Sayles (PASSION FISH), Hal Hartley (SIMPLE MEN), Carlos Cauron (RUDO Y CURSI) and Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers). *copy supplied by AFF website
“A must for movie buffs, this festival serves a feast of narrative driven movies, shorts, documentaries, and animation.” — Atlanta Magazine
“The Atlanta Film Festival’s Opening Night guarantees great film and a hip indie crowd” — Atlantan Magazine “Arts and Power Issue”
2010 Festival Dates: April 15-April 23
ATLFF is an Academy Award® qualifying festival for the Best Live Action Narrative Short and Best Animated Short categories
Voted Atlanta’s Best Film Festival by Creative Loafing, Sunday Paper, Atlanta Magazine and 10Best.com
The 2010 festival will be ATLFF’s 34th year
Over 21,000 attended the 2009 festival
Learn More at the Atlanta Film Festival Website