ATL Film News: September 1- September 14, 2011

Call for Entries and Atlanta Film Events
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Call For Entries for the 2012 Atlanta Film Festival are now open! The 36th Annual Atlanta Film Festival is scheduled to take place March 23-April 1, 2012, and we’re expecting it to be our best festival yet!  The earlybird deadline is Today!  Submit your film TODAY!

Feature Films (Running Time over 40 minutes)

…………………………Regular Entry Fee…….WAB Entry Fee

Earlybird Deadline
September 2, 2011…………..$40.00…………….$35.00

Regular Deadline
November 4, 2011……………$55.00…………….$50.00

Late Deadline
December 9, 2011…………….$65.00…………….$60.00

WAB Extended Deadline
December 16, 2011………….$80.00…………….$65.00

Short Films (Running Times 40 minutes and under)

…………………………Regular Entry Fee…….WAB Entry Fee

Earlybird Deadline
September 2, 2011…………….$30.00…………..$25.00

Regular Deadline
November 4, 2011………………$40.00…………..$35.00

Late Deadline
December 9, 2011………………$50.00…………..$45.00

WAB Extended Deadline
December 16, 2011…………….$70.00…………..$55.00
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ATLFF365 Networking

Eat, Drink & B-Indie
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Join us the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:30pm – 9:30pm at Manuel’s Tavern (602 N Highland Avenue Northeast) for networking, panel discussions, guest speakers, and new equipment demos over a cash bar. FREE and Open to the Public

Full Eat, Drink & B-Indie Schedule 

ATLFF365 Special Events

Georgia Production Partnership and Atlanta Film Festival 365 in association with PC&E present The Advanced Production Assistant Academy, underwritten by the Georgia Entertainment Media (GEM) work ready region initiative.
Looking to move from interning and dayplaying to full-time Set PA on your next studio feature or TV series?  Maybe you’re in the commercial world and want to make the transition?  If you’re a working PA, but just can’t get on a feature or TV series full-time, this FREE bootcamp is for you.
Final Selection Announcement: September 2nd, 2011
Workshop: September 17th and 18th, 2011
FREE to the 35-50 applicants that are chosen to attend the Academy (Underwritten by G.E.M)

For more info, including how to REGISTER, click here.


ATLFF365 Competitions and Submissions

ATLFF Screenplay Competition  2011 ATLFF Screenplay Competition

The Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition looks to discover high quality screenplays and then help the writer further develop and refine their script through an intensive workshop retreat with professional writers and filmmakers. Three (3) winning screenwriters will be invited to participate in a weekend retreat  where they will workshop their screenplay with industry professionals. Twelve to Fifteen finalists will be named, from which the three winning screenplays will be chosen.

Experience the chance to be mentored by writer, producer, director and consultant Michael Lucker. Mr. Lucker has penned more than twenty screenplays for Paramount, Dreamworks, Fox and Universal Pictures, including Vampire in Brooklyn, Home on the Range, and the Academy Award nominated animated feature, Spirit. He is also known for his work in creative affairs at Hollywood Pictures, developing such projects as Crimson Tide, Terminal Velocity, Taking Care of Business and Straight Talk. Be sure to look out for the spotlights on our other two mentors for the competition.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. SUBMIT TODAY!

Earlybird Deadline: CLOSED
Regular Deadline: CLOSED
Late Deadline: September 19, 2011
WAB Extended Deadline: September 26, 2011

Find submission fees and more info at and

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Ovation TV

ATLFF365 Recommends

50 Documentaries to See Before You Die50 DOUCUMENTARIES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE – The five, one-hour shows will take the viewer from the plains of Antarctica in March of the Penguins to the basketball courts of Chicago in Hoop Dreams; from early examples of the blockbuster doc like Roger and Me and The Thin Blue Line to more recent hits such as Catfish and Inside Job. The series will form part of a two-month season in which Current will air full-length presentations of many of the featured docs. Part 1 Reairs Friday, September 2 at 6pm on Current TV. Check for more air dates or watch the episodes on XFINITY On Demand

Community Events

Movies in Central Park: Steel Magnolias
Thursday, September 8, 2011

Atlantic Station
Summertime may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge in a few more of its perks.  And by perks we of course mean a special screening of the 1989 classic STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Bring the whole family out to enjoy this Southern delight starring Shirley McLaine, Sally Field and Julia Roberts.

More Info

Claire Revisited: A 10 Year Celebration, A New Evolution

Kickstarter Deadline: September 11, 2011

Milford Thomas’ CLAIRE, a 53 minute black and white short film shot on an antique handcrank 35mm, will reunite with the ORCHESTRA de LUNA for a special music and film presentation in Atlanta on November 3, 2011, exactly 10 years after its debut.  Support this awesome Atlanta filmmaker by pledging $1 to go towards securing a venue for the screening.

More info

Exhibition Premier: The Water and The Blood

August 27, 2011- December 3, 2011

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) is pleased to announce the opening of Micah Stansell: The Water and The Blood by AFF Special Jury Prize winning filmmaker, Micah Stansell. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Aug. 26th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. There will also be an Artist Talk with Stansell on Sept. 15 at 7pm. Both the Artist Talk and the Reception is FREE to the public. Micah Stansell: The Water and the Blood runs from Aug. 27 – Dec. 3, 2011.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Plaza Theatre
Come meet the filmmakers and actors of DEAR GOD NO!, a “biker/horror/sexploitation mash-up was shot entirely on Super 16mm film.”  Advanced tickets can be purchase here and you can check out the Red Band trailer here.

Get Connected
Atlanta Film & Music Industry Mixer
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Get Connected is a monthly film and entertainment industry networking mixer. Our mission is to connect filmmakers and entertainers outside of their ordinary networks, and to provide a relaxing and fun environment to establish valuable connections. Each month Get Connected will focus on a special industry themed event, i.e. “Actors & Actresses”. We will focus on inviting people with that specific background

Get Connected Event Page

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