The Atlanta Film Festival is now accepting shorts, features, docs, animation, experimental and international submissions for the 32nd Atlanta Film Festival, coming April 2008.
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.
"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
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:
SMOKE SIGNALS, EDGE OF AMERICA, SKINWALKERS
PIGGIE, SKIPPED PARTS
Joy Lusco Kecken
HBO's The Wire; NBC's Homicide Life on the Street
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.