42nd Annual Atlanta Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival

Photo by Mike McKinney

Celebrating its 42nd year, the Atlanta Film Festival is the region’s preeminent celebration of cinema. The organization offers entertainment, networking, education & professional development year-round. The festival itself is one of the largest and longest-running in the region. It is also the most distinguished event in its class, recognized as the ‘Best Spring Festival’ by Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ‘Best Film Festival’ by Creative Loafing, Sunday Paper, 10Best and Atlanta Magazine, as well as one of the ’25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World’ and one of ’50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee’ by MovieMaker Magazine. The festival runs Friday April 13 – Sunday April 22.

Highlights of the films included in the festival:

Friday April 13th  7:00 pm  Blindspotting  Actors/writers/producers Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casal is scheduled to attend.

Saturday April 14th 7:15 pm  Woodruff Arts Center   Lean on Pete

Sunday April 15th  6:30 pm  Fernbank Museum   25th Anniversary Presentation Jurassic Park

Sunday April 15th  7:15 pm  Plaza Theatre  Tully  Director  Jason Reitman is scheduled to attend.

Tuesday April 17th 8:15 pm   Hilan Theatre   In The Shadows

Wednesday April 18th  6:30 pm   Plaza Theatre  RGB

Friday April 20th  8:00 pm   Plaza Theatre  Hearts Beat Loud  Actress Kiersey Clemons is scheduled to attend.

Saturday April 21st  5:15 pm  Woodruff Arts Center  Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Saturday  April 21st  7:30 pm  Plaza Theatre   Eighth Grade  Director/actor Bo Burnham is scheduled to attend.

Sunday April 22nd  6:00 pm  Rialto Center   Maynard

In addition to over 200 films, the festival also runs a five-day Creative Conference. Nearly 40 Creative Conference events will join the 42nd Annual Atlanta Film Festival’s stacked lineup of film, educational and special programming. The Creative Conference will take place April 16-19 during the festival, which runs from April 13-22.

As ATLFF’s educational programming track, the five-day Creative Conference features workshops, panels, talks and demos that delve deeper into the captivating world of cinema, focusing on topics such as screenwriting, pitching, acting, producing, casting, funding and distribution—and how they all come together to make a film or television episode.

The 2018 ATLFF Masterclass Series is back with 4-time Academy Award® nominee Jason Reitman, PRISON LOGIC filmmaker and star Romany Malco and “Archer” star Amber Nash.

The Atlanta Film Festival runs April 13 – 22

Atlanta Film Festival website.

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