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Calls for Entries–Submit Films and Screenplays to the Atlanta Film Festival

Calls for Entries--Submit Films and Screenplays to the Atlanta Film Festival

The Atlanta Film Festival is now accepting shorts, features, docs, animation, experimental and international submissions for the 32nd Atlanta Film Festival, coming April 2008.

Hal Hartley at the 31st Atlanta Film Festival’s Closing Night, April 2007

The Atlanta Film Festival strives to introduce new talent to audiences and has been among the first places to show work by then new filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, and Victor Nunez. The Atlanta Film Festival is also a qualifying film festival for the Academy Awards for the Live Action Short Film category, and in 2002 “The Accountant” by director Ray McKinnon won the Oscar in that category after qualifying at the 2001Atlanta Film Festival.

32nd Atlanta Film Festival

Earlybird Deadline = October 19, 2007

“With the exciting and diverse selection of films we had in 2007, I’m looking forward to 2008’s submissions to discover even more great new works we can bring to the festival’s expanding audience.” –Dan Krovich, Festival Director

Earlybird Deadline = October 19, 2007


…We’ve also just extended our deadline for the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition to this Friday, September 6th

Winners of the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition will participate in weekend long retreat with accomplished mentors who will workshop the scripts, and help whip the works into production ready,state giving insight into the film business and production process.

Screenplay Retreat Mentors Confirmed thus far:

Chris Eyre

Alison Dickey

Joy Lusco Kecken
HBO’s The Wire; NBC’s Homicide Life on the Street

Traci Carroll
2005 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Semi-Finalist
Creative Manager at Warner Brothers

Margaret Mitchell House, where Gone With the Wind was conceived

Over the course of the weekend of Nov. 9, 10, 11, these professionals will offer their expertise and advice to six (6) screenwriters at the Margaret Mitchell House, home to the Center for Southern Literature.

There will also be networking opportunities, a stage reading of portions of each screenplay by members of SAG, and, of course, loads of Southern Hospitality.

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Closes September 6

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