Atlanta Film News

It’s that time again!!  Call For Entries for the 2012 Atlanta Film Festival are now officially 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!  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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Did you know?

With our Movie Fanatic Membership ($99), you’ll receive up to (6) screening tickets for the Atlanta Film Festival. That’s a rare opportunity to see six films, of your choosing, long before they hit theaters. One of the many perks of being an ATLFF365 member!

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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 Workshops

Create a Proper Film Resume
Sunday, August 28, 2011  11am-1pm
Cost: $30 for ATL Film 365 & GPP Members/ $40 for non-members
Instructor: Linda Burns

Do you have what it takes to work in the film business? Learn how to craft a film resume and translate prior experience into film related experience. Bring your CURRENT RESUME to WORKSHOP in the class.

Register Now and More Info

How to Create a Proper Business Proposal
Sunday, August 28, 2011  2pm-6pm
Cost: $150 for ATL Film 365 & GPP Members/ $175 for non-members
Instructor: Linda Burns

Business proposals are always evolving.  Whether you are looking for $25,000 or $250,000 or more, the basics are the same.  Learn what to include and not include in a business proposal, as well as the relevance and legality of including a strong risk statement, whether making it “artsy” is a good idea, how you can better sell yourself and your team, and what a festival, sales, and marketing plan should really look like.

Register Now and More Info

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.
Application Deadline: August 26th, 2011
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.


ATLFF Films In Theaters – Watch 365

General Orders No. 9General Orders No. 9 run at Georgia State’s Cinefest ends Sunday, August 21st. World Premiering at ATLFF09, General Orders has accumlated numerous praise and awards, including Best Cinematography at Slamdance and Riverrun film festivals, and the Soul Southern Film at Indie Memphis. Catch the film that has been described as “By far one of the best films…I saw at Either Sundance or Slamdance” and [a film that] “continues to haunt me weeks after I first saw it. For more info check out

Watch this video to learn more about Cinefest!

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

Sponsored by:

Ovation TV

Community Events

Special Screening: Mars Needs Moms
Friday, August 19, 2011

Brook Run Park- Dunwoody, Georgia
XFINITY and REELZChannel continues their “Movies Under the Stars” series with a special screening of MARS NEEDS MOMS starring Seth Green, Joan Cusack and Dan Fogler.  With the kids back in school, this is the perfect opportunity to indulge in some FREE weekend fun. Lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and happiness are encouraged.

More Info

Get Connected
Atlanta Film & Music Industry Mixer
Thursday, August 25, 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

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.

FREE Set Safety Seminar
Saturday, August 20, 2011

Calling ALL Motion Picture and Television Workers! Sign up for the Georgia Work Ready/ Georgia Entertainment Media/ IATSE/ IBT FREE Set Safety Seminar on Saturday August 20th 11:00AM to 6:00 PM at The Cleveland L. Dennard Center on the campus of Atlanta Technical College.  Did we mention it’s FREE? Reserve your spot NOW by emailing  Registration begins at 10:30am on Saturday.

Die Monster Die at The Plaza
Saturday, August 27, 2011
1pm & 10pm

Cost: $7.00 for 1pm Show, FREE for Kids/ $12.00 for ALL for 10pm show
Experience THE SILVER SCREAM SPOOK SHOW, a live 30 minute stage show filled with tons of fun tricks and games for whole family, followed by DIE MONSTER DIE on 35mm film.