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Atlanta Film Festival

March 20-29, 2015

Atlanta, US

What’s It All About?

The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is an Academy Award qualifying, international film festival held in Atlanta, Georgia. Started in 1976 and taking place every spring, the festival shows a diverse range of independent films, including genre films such as horror and sci-fi. Since 2008, the festival has presented the Pink Peach category, which showcases the best in LGBTQ films.

Now in its fourth decade, the ATLFF – one of only two-dozen Academy Award qualifying festivals in the US – is the area’s preeminent celebration of cinema. It is one of the largest and longest-running festivals in the country, welcoming an audience of over 25,000 to discover hundreds of new independent, international, animated, documentary and short films selected from all over the world.

The festival’s screenings often include in-person dialogue with filmmakers, providing audiences, artists and industry professionals meaningful opportunities to network, interact and engage. This year, the ATLFF has received 3,761 submissions and the line-up consists of 62 feature-length films and 93 shorts.

Watch Out For!

Opening Film:

I Am Michael

The film directed by Justin Kelly stars James Franco, Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts in lead roles and is based on the true story of ex-gay activist Michael Glatzeand. Lead actor James Franco is scheduled to attend the screening.

Narrative Features

The films to be screened under this section are:

  • Aerobics: A Love Story
  • Apartment Troubles
  • Breathe
  • Christmas Again
  • The Firefly
  • Funny Bunny
  • Helicopter Mom
  • Krisha
  • Love And Mercy
  • Next Year
  • Results
  • While We’re Young

There will be screenings of several short films based on real-life incidents. Some of the titles are:

  • Broken Branches
  • Chop My Money
  • Crooked Candy
  • The Murder Ballad Of James Jones
  • One Year Lease
  • Unmappable
  • What’s In A Name

Other Worlds

The films which will be screened in the Other Worlds section are:

  • American Hell
  • Artemis Falls
  • Burnt Grass
  • Crow Hand!
  • Myrna The Monster
  • Polaroid
  • Resting Place
  • Slut

Closing Film:

Sunshine Superman

The film is director/writer/producer Marah Strauch’s debut feature film and showcases exclusive, heart-stopping footage of Carl Boenish, the pioneer of foot-launched human flight. The festival is also scheduled to be attended by Strauch.

Screenplay Competition

The Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition looks to discover high quality screenplays and then help three writers further develop and refine their scripts through an intensive workshop retreat with professional writers and filmmakers coinciding with the Atlanta Film Festival.

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