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Thursday, March 23
 

7:30pm

WonderRoot's Local Film Series
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:30 PM — 7 Stages Theatre, Main — $12 at door/$10 in advance
Once again, we kick-off the festival with WonderRoot’s generally local, mostly independent film series. Join us for a night of awe-inspiring short films from our own backyard.

Thursday March 23, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
 
Friday, March 24
 

12:00pm

Filmmaker Lounge @ Highland Ballroom
Open to Filmmakers, Film + Conference & All-Access Badge-holders.

Friday March 24, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

4:00pm

ATLFF Screenplay Competition: Table Read
Join us for a script read of selections from each of the three 2017 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition winners, featuring local SAG-AFTRA actors.

Friday March 24, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

5:00pm

Happy Hour @ Highland Ballroom
Open to All.

Friday March 24, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

7:00pm

OPENING NIGHT: Dave Made a Maze (presented by Moonshine Post-Production)
Directed by Bill Watterson
USA, 2017, English, 81 minutes
Friday, March 24, 2017, 7:00 PM — Plaza Theatre, Main
In a struggling attempt to create something of significance, Dave builds a fort in his living room where he falls victim to his own creation. Now trapped in a world filled with booby traps and fantastical pitfalls, Dave advises his girlfriend against entering the ever-changing mythical world to save him.

Director Bill Watterson and select cast and crew members scheduled to attend.

Friday March 24, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

7:00pm

AIGA Poster Show: Art Director's Cut
It’s the sequel to last year’s smash hit Poster Show + Mixtape Collaboration fundraiser with a new twist: MOVIES! Our carefully selected critics have curated a poster exhibition that will be on display during the festival to pay homage to our favorite movies. All attendees will take home an event poster for free.

Friday March 24, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

8:00pm

re:imagine/ATL presents: NO COMMENT
No Comment is a digital network featuring work conceived of, produced, and distributed by Atlanta teens. Join us for the premiere of our first episode, Identity, and a panel discussion from the teen storytellers themselves.


Friday March 24, 2017 8:00pm - 8:45pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

9:00pm

Opening Night Party (presented by Moonshine Post-Production)
Open to Opening Night Ticket-holders and Filmmaker & All-Access Badge-holders.

Friday March 24, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday March 25, 2017 12:00am
Paris on Ponce 716 Ponce De Leon Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

11:59pm

Rocky Horror Picture Show
It's a Plaza Theatre institution! Lips Down On Dixie performs the interactive version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at Midnight each Friday. $12 (at door only)


Friday March 24, 2017 11:59pm - Saturday March 25, 2017 2:00am
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
 
Saturday, March 25
 

11:45am

Holden On
directed by Tamlin Hall
USA, 2017, English, 102 minutes


No longer your average boy-next-door, Holden Layfield weaves audiences through his harrowing tale in this film set in the early 1990s. After succumbing to a secret battle with mental illness, Holden evolves from a beloved, small town Georgia football player to a lost, self-medicating prophet. —Jamie Traner


Saturday March 25, 2017 11:45am - 1:45pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

12:00pm

Não Deixe a Peteca Cair (Bad’ & the Birdieman)
directed by Lili Fialho & Kátia Lund
Brazil/USA, 2016, Portuguese, 50 minutes




Sebastião’s goal is to use badminton as a tool of escape for the kids in his community of Chacrinha, Rio de Janeiro. The kids enjoy playing the sport but lose at every competition, despite Sebastião’s vision for the kids to become champions. With love, hard work and dedication, the badminton team became qualifiers for the 2016 Olympic Games. —Chasity Wingard

Saturday March 25, 2017 12:00pm - 1:05pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

12:00pm

Filmmaker Lounge @ Highland Ballroom
Open to Filmmakers, Film + Conference & All-Access Badge-holders.

Saturday March 25, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

12:15pm

Milwaukee 53206
directed by Keith McQuirter
USA, 2016, English, 55 minutes


Milwaukee 53206: America's most incarcerated ZIP code. Three powerful characters relate their experiences of incarceration and how prison shaped their lives, families, and community. This film exposes the challenges a community faces when fighting to move forward despite a history of poverty, unemployment, and lack of opportunity, and how these factors sustain the crisis of mass incarceration in this region and across the nation. —Jamie Traner

Saturday March 25, 2017 12:15pm - 1:25pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

12:15pm

Planet of the Children (Kids)
Animation, Narrative & Pilot, 69 minutes

The Discovery of Dit Dodson | directed by Kelley Kali, USA, 10:35
In the Bayous of Louisiana, 14-year-old Dit discovers that she inherited magical healing powers, but they get her into a world of trouble.
#NewMavericks

Egér (Little Mouse) | directed by Ervin B. Nagy, Hungary, 7:12
1986, Budapest. The later olympic champion swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi is only 12. Her opponents are stronger and bigger.

Wishful Whiskers | directed by Pulkit Datta, USA, 9:55
Stuck in her dad’s boring lunch meeting, little Ella suddenly discovers the curious case of all the mustaches.
Nobody | directed by Elham Toroghi, Iran, 10:16
The story is about a white cat who lives in a city of black dwellers.
#Competition

Rum | directed by Russell Haigh, UK, 4:26
A quarrel between two pirates gets completely out of hand.
#Competition

The Wishing Jar | directed by Denver Jackson, Canada, 13:48
A girl, a flying goldfish, and a wishing star.
#Competition

Frolic 'n Mae | directed by Danny Madden, USA, 12:40
Frustrated, Mae creates Frolic, and Frolic creates mayhem.


Saturday March 25, 2017 12:15pm - 1:40pm
Towne Cinema 106 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

2:00pm

In the Realms of the Unreal (Sci-Fi/Horror)
Narrative (Sci-Fi/Horror), 97 minutes

Waste | directed by Justine Raczkiewicz, USA, 15:50
Roger gets to know his roommate Olive over a series of meals, which become increasingly strange and push the limits of his curiousity.

The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR | directed by Romain Quirot, France, 17:07
The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of his generation. However, few hours before the start of the mission, Paul disappears.

Creswick | directed by Natalie Erika James, Australia, 9:30
While a young woman helps her father pack up his house, they are both increasingly aware of the presence that they always knew was there.


The Purple Plain | directed by Kim Albright, United Kingdom, 12:41
The true story of the Mercury 13, the first American women who tested for space flight.

Home Education | directed by Andrea Niada, United Kingdom, 24:50
A girl is convinced by her mother that her dead dad will be resurrected if they show how much they miss him. That is, until he begins to rot...

They Charge For the Sun | directed by Terence Nance, USA, 16:52
In a future where people live nocturnally, a young black girl unravels the lie that has kept her and her sister in the dark.



Saturday March 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:50pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

2:15pm

The Boss Baby
Directed by Tom McGrath
USA, 2017, English
Meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ “The Boss Baby.” “The Boss Baby” is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim.

Saturday March 25, 2017 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

2:30pm

Farewell Ferris Wheel
directed by Jamie Sisley & Miguel "M.i.G." Martinez
USA/Mexico, 2016, English/ Spanish, 71 minutes


In the United States, tens of thousands of migrant workers are displaced from their once-reliable sources of income due to adjusted labor laws and as a result of H-2B labor abuse. “Farewell Ferris Wheel” spends six years uncovering the experiences of various legal Mexican migrant workers from one small town that predominantly works with carnivals. The adjustment of these laws could mean the end of carnival festivities nation-wide, despite the 200-year history in America. —Jamie Traner


Saturday March 25, 2017 2:30pm - 3:55pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

2:30pm

Trenches of Rock
Directed by Paul Michael Bloodgood
USA, 2017, English, 87 minutes
Trenches of Rock chronicles the 30-year history of the “Christian Metal" band Bloodgood, which was targeted not only by a mainstream music industry that found their blatant use of faith-based lyrics unfitting with heavy metal, but also by religious conservatives who believed their music was the work of the devil.

Saturday March 25, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Towne Cinema 106 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

4:30pm

Mr. Chibbs
directed by Jill Campbell
USA, 2017, English, 90 minutes



A retired professional athlete faces unexpected challenges in his post-athletic world. As life continues, Kenny Anderson discovers basketball did not prepare him for all facets of reality. The former New York City high-school prodigy and NBA All-Star confronts loss in its many forms and subsequently finds himself lost. Facing his personal demons head-on, the charismatic Anderson must come to terms with his past in order to find a way forward. —Meghan Faulkner


Saturday March 25, 2017 4:30pm - 6:15pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

4:45pm

San Fu Tian (Dog Days)
directed by Jordan Schiele
China, 2016, Mandarin Chinese (Changsha dialect), 95 minutes


Struggling to support her family as a dancer, Lulu comes home one night to an empty apartment. Desperate to find her missing husband and child, Lulu tracks down drag queen, Sunny, to aid her on her quest. After a night of high-running tensions, Sunny only agrees to help on the journey around China if Lulu promises not to turn her husband, Bailong, over to the police. Despite the agreement, Lulu decides to take matters into her own hands and some secrets come to light. —Jamie Traner


Saturday March 25, 2017 4:45pm - 6:35pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

4:45pm

An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes (Narratives & Documentaries)
Narrative & Documentary, 99 minutes

Limbo | directed by Konstantina Kotzamani, France/Greece, 29:50
The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore…

The Offering | directed by Billy Silva & Guille Isa, Peru, 6:42
Two musicians and a dancer make an ancient and sacred offering to the earth.

Wald der Echos (Forest of Echoes) | directed by directed by Luz Olivares Capelle, Austria, 30:00
A teenager, Christina, loses her friends in the forest. Looking for them she finds the bodies of three drowned kids on the shore of a lagoon.

The Sleeping Saint | directed by Laura Samani, Italy, 19:40
In order to grow up, Giacomina has to learn the art of letting go.


To Be Free | directed by Adepero Oduye, USA, 12:18
In a tiny after-hours club, Nina Simone finds a way, for one moment, to be free.


Saturday March 25, 2017 4:45pm - 6:40pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

5:00pm

Happy Hour @ Highland Ballroom
Open to All.

Saturday March 25, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

5:30pm

Silver Scream Spook Show host: Sam & Mattie Present Zombie Spring Break Massacre
This live event will be hosted by Atlanta’s own horror host Professor Morte and the GOGO Ghouls, with magic tricks and spooky shenanigans! Featuring a Q&A with director Bobby Carnevale and Atlanta costars Madeline Brumby and Allison Maier. On a mission to save spring break, two badass bionic bros must fight and (more importantly) party their way through the zombie apocalypse. And hopefully defeat satan, who killed both of their moms.

Saturday March 25, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Towne Cinema 106 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

7:00pm

The Scent of Rain & Lightning
directed by Blake Robbins
USA, 2017, English, 103 minutes

After learning her parents' killer has been released from prison, Jody Linder must revisit old wounds, face suppressed memories, expose family secrets, and learn what happens in a life of hate. —Jamie Traner


Saturday March 25, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

7:30pm

Preso
directed by Ana Tipa
Uruguay, 2016, Spanish/Portuguese, 92 minutes


Miguel, a hard working family man, must come to terms with his double life. He frequently crosses the border of Uruguay and Brazil to ensure both of his families are taken care of. As his internal struggle thrives, he must find enough courage to tell them the truth. —Kevon Pryce


Saturday March 25, 2017 7:30pm - 9:20pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

7:30pm

A Woman, A Part
directed by Elisabeth Surbin
USA, 2016, English, 98 minutes


At the peak of her acting career, Anna decides she no longer wants to continue the profession despite facing a potential lawsuit. She impulsively flies to New York to revisit the past life she left behind. Upon reconnecting with former friends, she learns that they have used her as the inspiration for a character in a stage play. —Kevon Pryce


Saturday March 25, 2017 7:30pm - 9:25pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

8:30pm

Silver Scream Spook Show host: Sam & Mattie Present Zombie Spring Break Massacre
This live event will be hosted by Atlanta’s own horror host Professor Morte and the GOGO Ghouls, with magic tricks and spooky shenanigans! Featuring a Q&A with director Bobby Carnevale and Atlanta costars Madeline Brumby and Allison Maier. On a mission to save spring break, two badass bionic bros must fight and (more importantly) party their way through the zombie apocalypse. And hopefully defeat satan, who killed both of their moms.

Saturday March 25, 2017 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Towne Cinema 106 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

9:00pm

After Party @ The Sun Dial
Open to Filmmaker & All-Access Badge-holders.

Saturday March 25, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
The Sun Dial 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:45pm

Wonder Valley
directed by Heidi Hartwig
USA, 2017, English, 72 minutes


When Karian plans a weekend getaway with her new best friend Cloudy, she is upset to find out that Cloudy has invited her childhood friend, Sasha, a has-been actress, to join them. Tensions escalate quickly after the girls decide to take daturas, a dangerous psychotropic drug that blurs the line between real and imaginary. When Karian makes a chilling discovery during a hike, no one believes her, leading to a final show down between her and Sasha.


Saturday March 25, 2017 9:45pm - 11:15pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

10:15pm

Fear Haus
Blair Bathory and Drew Sawyer, with guests of honor Luchagore! FEAR HAUS is an Atlanta-based international brand that curates episodic and feature content with directors and filmmaking teams from around the world. We are proud to have Luchagore with us at the festival, kicking off our newest season. Additionally, Luchagore is collaborating with FEAR HAUS on original content in Atlanta as part of our brand new FEARMAKER program. FEARMAKER provides sustainable production opportunities for talented genre filmmakers, helping showcase them and other’s work around the world. Prepare to make horror your new home.

Saturday March 25, 2017 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
 
Sunday, March 26
 

11:30am

Unstrung Heroes (Puppetry)
Ropes in Life | directed by Gerardo González, Mexico, 13:00
Caro is a thoughtful puppet who wanders through streets, meeting other puppets will make him conscious of the impositions he lives.
#CineMás

Loren The Robot Butler: Teach Me How To Dougie! | directed by Paul McGinnis, USA, 3:18
Decommissioned and stored in the basement, Loren the Robot Butler begrudgingly teaches the kids of the household how to dance
the Dougie.

Belle and Bamber | directed by Alex Forbes, United Kingdom, 15:00
Belle and Bamber is a dark comedy about a child afraid of growing up and the dangers of psychotic imaginary friends.

Hot Air Balloon Animals | directed by Ben Johnson, Serene Bacigalupi & Jacques Duffourc, USA, 7:51
A lovable monster becomes inspired to embark on a hot air adventure filled with flying unicorns and cloud animals.

Lucky Chicken | directed by Gulliver Moore, United Kingdom, 12:15
A quirky silent romantic comedy about a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker... and a magic chicken.

B-Bot | directed by Bryan McAdams, USA, 5:55
After the tragic loss of his best friend, a robot must find happiness in a world destroyed by a catastrophe.

Rain | directed by Matt Glass, USA, 14:27
One town, sixty years without sunlight or rain, a tyrant who controls the people and a mysterious wanderer offering a bright side to it all.

The Owl and the Lemming | directed by Roselynn Akulukjuk, Canada, 3:33
In this fable in which a young owl catches a lemming to eat, children learn the value of being humble, and why pride is to be avoided.

Gute Nacht (Good Night) | directed by Henning Backhaus, Austria, 6:37
Music clip for the first song from Franz Schubert's song cycle “Winter Journey.”

The Pits | directed by Mike Hayhurst, USA, 3:11
In a world full of pears, what can you find to fill your pit? A story about longing, love, and finding your other half.


Sunday March 26, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

12:00pm

FOOD ON FILM: My Cousin Vinny - 25th Anniversary
Bill Gambini and Stan Rothenstein are a couple of 21-year-old college guys taking a cross-country road trek to UCLA via the back roads of the deep South. They should be having the time of their lives, except for one small mishap: They are wrongfully arrested in Wahzoo City, Alabama, for murdering a convenience store clerk. At best, they face long-term jail sentences; at worst...the electric chair. Their only hope is legal representation from Bill's cousin Vinny, a Brooklyn lawyer who took six years to pass the bar and only made it six weeks ago. This is not only his first murder trial it's his first case. Refusing help from his fiery Brooklyn girlfriend, Lisa, the novice lawyer must wrestle with legal procedures in an alien environment under the intimidating eye of Chamberlain Haller, a tough country judge with an obsession for the letter of the law and a powerful dislike for Vinny. This year, we are having an after-party to celebrate GRITS, in all the glorious, Southern dishes we can get our hands on. (After-party FREE with “My Cousin Vinny” ticket or festival badge.)

Sunday March 26, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

12:00pm

VICELAND presents "JUNGLETOWN"

In the depths of the Panamanian jungle, an American entrepreneur and hundreds of young people are building the 'world's most sustainable modern town.' Two-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Ondi Timoner directed the series and will be in attendance.

Join us following the screening at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for a "Jungletown" after-party.



Sunday March 26, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dad's Garage 569 Ezzard Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

12:00pm

Filmmaker Lounge @ Highland Ballroom
Open to Filmmakers, Film + Conference & All-Access Badge-holders.

Sunday March 26, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

12:15pm

Dwa światy (Two Worlds)
directed by Maciej Adamek
Poland, 2016, Polish, 51 minutes



As the only member of her family with the ability to hear, 12-year-old Laura guides viewers in this inspiring family portrait. The challenges she faces are surprising and unusual. As their story unfolds, the strength of their love in light of the challenges they face allows the viewers to confront a reality otherwise unknown to them. —Meghan Faulkner

Sunday March 26, 2017 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

2:00pm

Appropriate Behavior (Narratives)
Narrative, 98 minutes

Mother | directed by Simón Mesa Soto, Colombia/Sweden, 14:00
16-year-old Andrea comes down from her poor neighborhood in the hills of Medellín to attend a downtown casting call for a porno film.

Babysitter | directed by Aurit Zamir, Israel, 26:17
One night at Eilat’s babysitting job, during which motherhood and childhood manifest themselves in confusing ways.

Retaliation | directed by Ange-Régis Hounkpatin, Benin/France, 25:39
Awa, 18-years-old, goes to class in the military high school of Natitingou. One day, she learns that her father has just been murdered. She has just joined her family in Cotonou when a popular prosecution is put together in order to avenge the memory of the deceased. Facing the helplessness of the police, Awa decides to take part in it.

Your Day | directed by Ginger Gonzaga, USA, 31:49
A young couple, Jack and Jane, spend the day at a hotel, seemingly to celebrate Jane's birthday, until we realize they are there for aVERY different reason.


Sunday March 26, 2017 2:00pm - 3:50pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

2:00pm

Food on Film After Party
Open to Food on Film Ticket-holders and Filmmaker & All-Access Badge-holders.

Sunday March 26, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

2:15pm

Everything But a Man
directed by Nnegest Likké
USA, 2016, English, 110 minutes

She's sexy, smart, successful… and still single. A self-made career woman struggles to find love despite seemingly having it all.


Sunday March 26, 2017 2:15pm - 4:25pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

2:30pm

City of Joy
directed by Madeleine Gavin
Democratic Republic of Congo, 2016, Swahili/French/English, 76 minutes


A tale of hope and restoration unfolds in “City of Joy,” a film that follows students at a leadership center in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite the horrific abuse they have endured, this first class of women comes together as a community of leaders to positively revolutionize a place long deemed by many as hopeless. —Jamie Traner



Sunday March 26, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

3:00pm

The Benefits of Gusbandry (Comedy Pilot)
The Benefits of Gusbandry (3:00 PM)
Directed by Alicia J. Rose | USA, 2016, English, 1:17:00
One woman, one man, a lot of weed, a little crying and NO sexual attraction whatsoever. Love is so gay.

Sunday March 26, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Dad's Garage 569 Ezzard Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

4:30pm

Unscripted Pilots
UNSCRIPTED PILOTS
Tune into vignettes of local and domestic artists in our documentary block.
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 4:30 PM — 7 Stages Theatre, Main
$12 at door/$10 in advance

UNCODE
Directed by Myisa Plancq-Graham | USA, 2017, English, 25:00
An original series documenting the presence, global influence, and varied interests of the African diaspora.
[New Mavericks], [Pink Peach]

We The Creators
Directed by Babacar Ndiaye | USA, 2016, English, 6:00
“We the Creators” takes a closer look at a diverse group of artists specializing in multiple art forms.

Sunday March 26, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

4:45pm

No Light and No Land Anywhere
directed by Amber Sealey
USA, 2016, English, 75 minutes


Grieving her mother’s death and her own failing marriage, Lexi boards a plane from London to Los Angeles in search of the estranged father. Based out of a seedy Hollywood motel, she follows a tenuous trail of breadcrumbs, beginning with his aging former in-laws, collecting numbers and addresses in the hopes that one will lead to her father. Along the way, she establishes other unexpected connections: her father's ailing former second wife, her bitter half-sister Tanya and her caregiver girlfriend, and two local barflies.


Sunday March 26, 2017 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

5:00pm

Happy Hour @ Highland Ballroom
Open to All.

Sunday March 26, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

5:00pm

Minutes (Comedy Pilot)
The Minutes Collection (5:00 PM)
Directed by Jim Cummings & Dustin Hahn | USA, 2015, English, 1:27:10
Dona Nobis Pacem: grant us peace.

Sunday March 26, 2017 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Dad's Garage 569 Ezzard Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

5:30pm

Teenage Love Bomb
directed by Mads Erichsen
Denmark, 2016, Danish, 84 minutes

Thomas is working his way through the seventh grade, lives in Denmark with his mom and brother, and occasionally maintains a relationship with his cop father. A unique set of skills allows him to team up with his crush, school bad-girl Vikki, and her band of misfit friends (and Vikki's boyfriend) to blow up their teacher's bike. All's fair in love and war. —Jamie Traner


Sunday March 26, 2017 5:30pm - 7:10pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

5:45pm

Mele Murals
directed by Tadashi Nakamura
USA, 2016, English, 66 minutes


“Mele Murals” follows the stories of two renowned street artists, Estria Miyashiro (AKA Estria) and John Hina (AKA Prime), as they attempt to express their knowledge of the last 20 years in Hawaii and discover cultural identities through street art. This documentary emphasizes the artists' desires to unite their communities and educate the public on modern mural-making and traditional Hawaiian culture. —Jamie Traner

Sunday March 26, 2017 5:45pm - 7:05pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

7:00pm

Chee and T
directed by Tanuj Chopra
USA, 2017, English, 80 minutes

Two friends working as collectors for a family crime ring are assigned what proves to be their most challenging task yet—delivering the indifferent, drug-induced nephew of their boss to an event across town. As the three men cruise to their various destinations in a pale blue hot rod, they encounter more than they bargained for and find themselves caught in a web of politics, drugs, love, and their own moral values. —Meghan Faulkner

Sunday March 26, 2017 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

7:30pm

Hart of America (Comedy Pilot)
Hart of America (7:30 PM)
Directed by Arlen Konopaki | USA, 2016, English, 55:00
Alcoholic bigfoot, sex-crazed teens, and a hard-nosed detective cross paths in the Georgia woods searching for fulfillment.

Sunday March 26, 2017 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Dad's Garage 569 Ezzard Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

7:30pm

Season of Strangers (Experimental)
Experimental, 74 minutes
Auto | directed by Conner Griffith, USA, 6:19
A choreographed dance of pedestrians and automobiles, presented on their routinized stages.

Fault Lines | directed by Mandy Bea, USA, 3:12
I only see in neon.

A Hard World for Little Things | directed by Sonja Bertucci, USA, 2:00
“A Hard World for Little Things” is a film about toys insofar as they channel the violence of the adult world into the space of childhood.

Forged From the Love of Liberty | directed by Vashti Harrison, Trinidad and Tobago/USA, 4:45
A visual poem about a family's curse, and two superstitions surrounding it.

Clandestine | directed by Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Ireland/Estonia, 14:23
“Clandestine” Layers both space and time, superimposing imagery and creating entrancing patterns of repetition and startling interruption.

Back Track | directed by Virgil Widrich, Austria, 7:00
A 3D remix of flat feature films.

Skin in the Game | directed by Ariana Gerstein, USA, 5:02
From many pieces, marked by light, by pressure, sliced.

More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters | directed by Kelly Gallagher, USA, 6:19
An experimental animated documentary exploring the powerful and inspiring life of revolutionary Lucy Parsons.
#NewMavericks

Underbelly Up | directed by Josh Yates, USA, 3:57
A disembodied entity meditates on the trauma caused by a devastating flood that occurred during October, their favorite month.

Colombi | directed by Luca Ferri, Italy, 20:46
A reflection on the last century and two people's precise unwillingness to accept the changes imposed by society.


Sunday March 26, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

8:00pm

Woman on Fire
directed by Julie Sokolow
USA, 2016, English, 84 minutes



Truly one of New York’s bravest, Brooke Guinan breaks barriers when she becomes the city's first and only transgender firefighter. Guinan reveals her experience of facing adversity while remaining steadfast in her goals. The documentary waxes inspirational as she reflects upon her upbringing, 9/11, and her experiences as a transgender firefighter. —Meghan Faulkner

Sunday March 26, 2017 8:00pm - 9:40pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

9:00pm

Hangout @ Church
Open to All.

Sunday March 26, 2017 9:00pm - Monday March 27, 2017 12:00am
Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium 466 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

9:30pm

Puppet Slam
Hosted by Beau Brown, the Puppet Slam (formerly known as Touch the Puppet Head) is a combination of live puppetry performances and curated short puppet films. Featuring “New Roommate” directed by Victor Yerrid, “Pets” directed by Raymond Carr & Molly Coffee, “Fade to Grey” directed by Rowan Patel and “Fruit Flies” directed by Benjamin T. Wilson.

Sunday March 26, 2017 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
 
Monday, March 27
 

9:30am

Location, Location, Location
A director, production designer, and location managers discuss finding the right location and how collaboration can produce the perfect look.

Monday March 27, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

9:30am

Reputation is Everything
From your resume to the basics of IMDB, learn to accurately and properly list your credits whether you're an actor or crew.

Monday March 27, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
7 Stages Theatre, Black Box 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

11:30am

Create Me
A writer, director, actor, propmaster, and costume designer work together to construct different characters from the page to the stage.

Monday March 27, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

11:30am

Trust Me
Documentary filmmakers explore when and how to build trust with their subject(s), the difficulty of staying neutral, and the lines to avoid crossing.

Monday March 27, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

12:00pm

Filmmaker Lounge @ Highland Ballroom
Open to Filmmakers, Film + Conference & All-Access Badge-holders.

Monday March 27, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

1:30pm

Breaking In
Production Assistants discuss how they got started, what they wish they'd known, tips for success, and networking best practices to keep getting gigs.

Monday March 27, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

1:30pm

Make It Work
Development is crucial to success - what's involved, why it's about more than just script rewrites, and how the right team can help bring your ideas into focus.

Monday March 27, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

3:30pm

I'll Be in My Trailer
Actors working on network television shows and studio features share what it took to get there, and how indie film started their careers.

Monday March 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

3:30pm

SAGindie: Get Great Talent
Producers and production staff: SAGindie offers an indepth look at the various low budget contracts that the Screen Actors Guild has to offer.

Monday March 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

5:00pm

Happy Hour @ Highland Ballroom
Open to All.

Monday March 27, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

6:00pm

Virtual Reality Open House
Transpose your senses with the next step of story and cinema. We’re thrilled to bring VR to ATLFF!

Monday, March 27 & Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6PM to 10PM - 7 Stages Theatre, Black Box
$12 ticket for access to the VR Theatre at any time during the blocks / Free with Badge, MovieHopper or Buddy Pass

Check out the website, box office or VR theatre for further info on scheduled presentations by the VR filmmakers during the blocks.

Ch'aak' S'aagi (Eagle Bone)
Directed by Tracy Rector
USA, 2016, Lushootseed/English/Tlingit, 5:00
Nature reminds us that we are all connected and to reflect on the teachings of the old ones.

Fossil Hunters of the Gobi
Directed by Jason Drakeford
USA, 2016, English, 3:44
We immerse the viewer in the journey of 1920s explorer and fossil hunter Roy Chapman Andrews, leading up to current day research.
[Georgia]

haunt
Directed by Lilian Mehrel
USA, 2016, English, 7:39
"haunt" is a short virtual reality film about presence, experienced through the eyes of a ghost.
[New Mavericks]

I Philip
Directed by Pierre Zandrowicz
France, 2016, English, 13:00
“I Philip” is an immersive short fiction that takes the viewer inside the mind of one of the greatest writers of science-fiction of our time.

Please State Your Name
Directed by Jak Wilmot
USA, 2016, English, 9:00
Stuck with a broken voice box, a decapitated robot head desperately tries to escape a giant garbage facility.
[Georgia]

Traces
Directed by Gabriela Arp
USA, 2016, English, 8:00
Traces is a cinematic virtual reality film exploring the meaning of memory for one woman living with Alzheimer's disease.
[Georgia], [New Mavericks]

Women on the Move
Directed by Shannon Carroll
Niger, 2016, English, 6:24
A woman's life in rural Niger changes when she enters into a savings group. Will her granddaughter take the next step out of poverty?
[Georgia]

Monday March 27, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Black Box 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

7:00pm

The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle
directed by Fran Burst-Terranella
USA, 2017, English, 87 minutes


Sissy writes in her journals about the life she wants as she finds her reality less than interesting. With the help of her brother and some newly-found friends, Sissy starts creating a life worth living. —Chasity Wingard


Monday March 27, 2017 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

7:15pm

Children of the Mountain
directed by Priscilla Anany
Ghana/USA, 2016, English, 101 minutes

Caught between love for her child and respect for her culture, a mother confronts the social stigma of special needs. When her child is born with a cleft lip, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, Essuman’s future becomes bleak. As her community disowns her and her baby, she is faced with a decision—abandon her child or defy society. She turns to the rural mountains of Ghana as she searches for answers and salvation. —Meghan Faulkner

Monday March 27, 2017 7:15pm - 9:10pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

7:15pm

Reassemblage (Animation)
Animation, 84 minutes
Presented in partnership with ASIFA-South
Ceci n'est pas une animation | directed by Federico Kempke, Canada/Mexico. 5:14
A group of pretentious animators are followed through the process of creating the ‘ultimate animated film.’ But do they really have the skills to back up their claims?
#CineMás, #Competition


Related | directed by Ida Andreasen, Denmark, 15:00
Related is a drama about love and genetics. A daughter and her father strive to learn to live with their uncontrollable tempers.
#Competition

Once a Hero | directed by Xia Li, USA, 8:13
Wanting to be a superhero, a boy befriends with a girl who is bullied by all her classmates. One day, he is forced to make a choice, betray the girl or not.
#Competition

Confessions of a Breastimator | directed by Jisu Kim, USA, 3:24
The story of a breast aficionado who reflects back on her life as an animator, confessing her longtime passion for cartoons and animating double Ds.
#Competition, #NewMavericks


Thank You for Visiting | directed by Dinesh Ram, India, 10:54
The story of habitat loss told through the life of a bear in a regular city zoo.
#Competition

The Laughing Spider | directed by Keiichi Tanaami, Japan, 7:24
A psychedelic phantasmagoria from Japan’s greatest veteran animator, based on childhood memories of air-raids.
#Competition

"The Talk" True Stories About The Birds & The Bees | directed by Alain Delannoy, Canada, 8:50
There are things in life you never forget. One of them, like it or not, is ‘the talk.'
#Competition

Summer's Puke is Winter's Delight | directed by Sawako Kabuki, Japan, 2:59
Painful events become memories over time. Still, we vomit and eat again. Life is Eco.
#Competition

Fox and the Whale | directed by Robin Joseph, Canada, 12:03
The story of a curious fox who goes in search of an elusive whale. A journey of longing and discovery.
#Competition

The Wrong End of the Stick | directed by Terri Matthews, United Kingdom, 9:40
Malcolm Fetcher faces an all-consuming identity crisis. His marriage disintegrates and he is forced to express a deep, hidden desire.
#Competition


Monday March 27, 2017 7:15pm - 9:20pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

8:00pm

Sylvio
directed by Albert Birney & Kentucker Audley
USA, 2017, English, 80 minutes

It's the story of a small town gorilla, Sylvio, who is stuck in his job at a debt collection agency. Deep down he just wants to express himself with his hand puppet, Herbert Herpels, and his experimental puppet show that highlights the quiet moments of life.


Monday March 27, 2017 8:00pm - 9:35pm
Dad's Garage 569 Ezzard Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

9:00pm

Hangout @ Sweet Auburn BBQ
Open to All.

Monday March 27, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Sweet Auburn BBQ 656 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

9:15pm

Southern Comfort (Local Narratives)
The Ebbing Tree | directed by DaManuel Richardson, USA, 12:58
A young teen gains the courage to leave his home for the mainland after a chance encounter with an old friend.
#Georgia

Leaving Charlie | directed by Amanda Brooke Avery & Diane Calhoun, USA, 15:38
A young, queer, stripper is forced to reevaluate her boundaries when a customer gets too close.
#Georgia, #NewMavericks, #PinkPeach



Northfield | directed by Cameron Schwartz, USA, 18:40
After kidnapping his son's murderer, a distraught father takes up a dangerous journey and faces a harrowing dilemma.
#Georgia

My Indian Rhapsody | directed by Abijeet Achar, India/France/USA, 15:31
A once famous author works on a new book about a life with a brother he never knew, but is distracted by dreams of a lover he left behind.
#Georgia

It's Just Skin | directed by Haley Wetherington, USA, 7:02
After a misconstrued moment between Stella and her neighbor Matt, Stella is left to contend with the blame she puts on herself.
#Georgia, #NewMavericks


Cul-De-Sac | directed by Damon Russell, USA, 14:30
Two parents, living in a quiet cul-de-sac, discover a wiretap hidden inside their son's teddy bear.
#Georgia


Monday March 27, 2017 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

9:30pm

Death by a Thousand Cuts
directed by Juan Mejia Botero & Jake Kheel
USA/Dominican Republic, 2016, Spanish/Haitian Kreyòl, 73 minutes


Showcasing the tension between Haitians and Dominicans over charcoal, “Death by a Thousand Cuts” focuses on the investigation into the death of a Dominican Park Ranger, Melaneo. Melaneo was found brutally murdered by a machete in the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, after he was investigating the illegal charcoal production. The film sheds light on the deforestation in the Dominican Republic, and the relationship between the murder weapon and Dominican trees being chopped. —Chasity Wingard

Monday March 27, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

9:45pm

دم سرد (Cold Breath)
directed by Abbas Raziji
Iran, 2017, Persian, 83 minutes


Born a woman and living as a man, 30-year-old Maryam struggles in conforming to societal gender norms. She is living paycheck to paycheck when her daughter succumbs to cancer and she must find a way to pay for treatment. Trusting in love for survival, Maryam faces her greatest fears head on when her secret is revealed. —Chasity Wingard


Monday March 27, 2017 9:45pm - 11:20pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

10:30pm

Late Night: Karaoke @ The Local
Open to All.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:30pm - Tuesday March 28, 2017 12:00am
The Local 758 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
 
Tuesday, March 28
 

9:00am

Fincannon & Associates: Casting Master Class
Mark Fincannon explains the art of casting, self-taping, auditions, discovering new talent, and more.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

9:30am

Based on a True Story
Narrative, reality TV, and documentary filmmakers discuss the pros and cons of crafting stories based in real life.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

11:30am

A Fist Full Of Dollars
Art department members share tips and tricks to save money, like recyling big budget sets to keep them out of landfills.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Black Box 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

11:30am

Back to One
Actors and directors explore how to find a common language to best communicate intention, and what makes a good working relationship.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

11:30am

The Pinewood Panel: Candy Jar - An Indie Case Study
Please join Producing team Judy Cairo and Michael A Simpson, Line Producer Carole Peterman, and Director Ben Shelton as they discuss their new film shooting at Pinewood, Candy Jar.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

12:00pm

Filmmaker Lounge @ Highland Ballroom
Open to Filmmakers, Film + Conference & All-Access Badge-holders.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

1:30pm

Note to Self
A writer, director, producer, and editor talk about the art of giving and receiving notes, whether from each other or a studio.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

1:30pm

Working in a Virtual World
Directors and DPs examine the differences and challenges of VR storytelling vs typical narrative work.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

3:30pm

Block, Light, Rehearse, Shoot
From shot lists to scheduling, how the DP, Director, and 1st AD collaborate to ensure a production runs smoothly.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

3:30pm

The Business of The Biz
Former film crew members explain how their insider knowledge allowed them to start an ancillary business that serves the film industry and their previous craft.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

4:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

Happy Hour @ Highland Ballroom
Open to All.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

6:00pm

Virtual Reality Open House
Transpose your senses with the next step of story and cinema. We’re thrilled to bring VR to ATLFF!

Monday, March 27 & Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6PM to 10PM - 7 Stages Theatre, Black Box
$12 ticket for access to the VR Theatre at any time during the blocks / Free with Badge, MovieHopper or Buddy Pass

Check out the website, box office or VR theatre for further info on scheduled presentations by the VR filmmakers during the blocks.

Ch'aak' S'aagi (Eagle Bone)
Directed by Tracy Rector
USA, 2016, Lushootseed/English/Tlingit, 5:00
Nature reminds us that we are all connected and to reflect on the teachings of the old ones.

Fossil Hunters of the Gobi
Directed by Jason Drakeford
USA, 2016, English, 3:44
We immerse the viewer in the journey of 1920s explorer and fossil hunter Roy Chapman Andrews, leading up to current day research.
[Georgia]

haunt
Directed by Lilian Mehrel
USA, 2016, English, 7:39
"haunt" is a short virtual reality film about presence, experienced through the eyes of a ghost.
[New Mavericks]

I Philip
Directed by Pierre Zandrowicz
France, 2016, English, 13:00
“I Philip” is an immersive short fiction that takes the viewer inside the mind of one of the greatest writers of science-fiction of our time.

Please State Your Name
Directed by Jak Wilmot
USA, 2016, English, 9:00
Stuck with a broken voice box, a decapitated robot head desperately tries to escape a giant garbage facility.
[Georgia]

Traces
Directed by Gabriela Arp
USA, 2016, English, 8:00
Traces is a cinematic virtual reality film exploring the meaning of memory for one woman living with Alzheimer's disease.
[Georgia], [New Mavericks]

Women on the Move
Directed by Shannon Carroll
Niger, 2016, English, 6:24
A woman's life in rural Niger changes when she enters into a savings group. Will her granddaughter take the next step out of poverty?
[Georgia]

Tuesday March 28, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Black Box 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

6:45pm

The Florida State University College Of Motion Picture Arts Presents: Selected Keylight Films
The FSU College of Motion Pictures Arts presents a showcase of eight short student films followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the College. Ranked by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the top 25 film schools in the country, FSU College of Motion Picture Arts produces student films that regularly win prestigious awards like the Student Emmys and Oscars. Join us for an evening of cinematic entertainment as we showcase this year's selected Keylight Films.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

7:00pm

Fish Tank (Documentaries)
Documentary, 92 minutes

More is More | directed by Alexis Boling, USA, 6:24
Unearthly creatures from another dimension climb out of the mind of a transformational artist and onto the streets of NYC.

Gut Hack | directed by Kate McLean & Mario Furloni, USA, 14:00
A former NASA scientist turned bio-hacker attempts an experiment that makes him confront the multitudes inside.

Powder Fresh | directed by Lyntoria Newton, USA, 7:37
“Powder Fresh” is an experimental look into the racial and gender implications of hygienic practices through targeted advertising.
The Sandman | directed by Lauren Knapp, USA, 18:56
A doctor walks the line of his own morality as he participates in executions, while personally opposing capital punishment.


Distribution | directed by Sam Ellison, Nicaragua/USA, 11:10
The pirate movie industry of Nicaragua, seen in kaleidoscopic detail.

Raised by Krump | directed by Maceo Frost, USA/Germany/Sweden, 22:00
“Raised by Krump” explores the LA-born dance movement ‘krumping,’ and the lives of some of the area’s most influential and prolific dancers.

Matthew's Gift | directed by Jon Watts, USA, 11:54
We follow photographer Oana Hogrefe as she dedicates her one day a year taking remembrance photos of a child nearing the end of life.


Tuesday March 28, 2017 7:00pm - 8:45pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

7:00pm

The Hero
Directed by Brett Haley
USA, 2017, English 96 minutes
Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

8:00pm

Your Ride is Here
directed by Fraser Jones
USA, 2017, English, 58 minutes

An Uber veteran and a talkative rookie take on a night of driving each other mad through the streets of Nashville. Throughout the night, passengers find solace within the confines of the vehicle, and break down walls only approached in late hours amongst the comfort of strangers. —Jamie Traner


Tuesday March 28, 2017 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Dad's Garage 569 Ezzard Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

9:15pm

Atlan
directed by Morin Karimoddini
Iran, 2015, Farsi, 62 minutes

A Turkman horse trainer, Ali, plans to spend his life-long prize winnings on his wedding. When some life events head south, Ali must take the reigns and participate in this revered Iranian sport through the northern Sahara in order to guarantee a successful marriage. —Jamie Traner


Tuesday March 28, 2017 9:15pm - 10:35pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

9:30pm

League of Exotique Dancers
directed by Rama Rau
Canada, 2016, English, 91 minutes


With a blast of brassy jazz and a spin through the glitz of modern Las Vegas, League of Exotique Dancers sets the stage for a provocative and eye-opening backstage tour of the golden age of Burlesque through the colourful lives of unforgettable women who made it glitter.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 9:30pm - 11:15pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

9:30pm

Hangout @ Hand in Hand
Open to All.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 9:30pm - Wednesday March 29, 2017 12:00am
Hand in Hand Pub 752 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306
 
Wednesday, March 29
 

9:30am

Grip Truck Show and Tell
Day 1 Production Services showcases the typical 3 ton non-CDL grip truck used by indie features and smaller productions.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
7 Stages Theatre, Back Parking Lot 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

9:30am

The Fine Print
Entertainment attorneys discuss the contracts necessary to protect everyone involved on your next production.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

11:15am

Light and Shoot Your Indie
PC&E demos cameras, lighting, and grip equipment to help you choose the right gear for your next production.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 11:15am - 12:45pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

11:30am

Animate It
Hands-on workshop provides the tools, equipment, and know how to create an animated project in under an hour.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
The Workshop 320 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

11:30am

Stop and Care: Set Safety
From insurance and safety meetings to stunts and guns, how to get the shots you need, encourage your crew to speak up, and keep your set safe.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

12:00pm

Filmmaker Lounge @ Highland Ballroom
Open to Filmmakers, Film + Conference & All-Access Badge-holders.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

1:30pm

Show Me The Money
Film investment, tax credits, sales reps, and self distribution, panelists share how their process works and best practices.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

1:30pm

Sound is Half the Picture
From on location sound recording and basic equipment to post audio and foley, the do's and don'ts of sound recording.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

3:30pm

ShareGrid: Cinematography
Directors of Photography discuss cameras, lenses, and the best approach for investing in gear. Get tips on branding yourself as an owner/operator and how to fully monetize your time and gear. 

Join us for a ShareGrid sponsored Happy Hour at Highland Ballroom following panel discussion! 

Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

3:30pm

Media Services: Payroll-101
Everything you need to know about payroll: union issues, workers’ comp, incentives, budgeting and the latest digital tools from Media Services Payroll.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

4:00pm

Virtual Reality Open House
Transpose your senses with the next step of story and cinema. We’re thrilled to bring VR to ATLFF!

Monday, March 27 & Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6PM to 10PM - 7 Stages Theatre, Black Box
THIRD DAY ADDED! Wednesday, March 29, 4PM to 10PM - 7 Stages Theatre, Black Box
$12 ticket for access to the VR Theatre at any time during the blocks / Free with Badge, MovieHopper or Buddy Pass

Check out the website, box office or VR theatre for further info on scheduled presentations by the VR filmmakers during the blocks.

Ch'aak' S'aagi (Eagle Bone)
Directed by Tracy Rector
USA, 2016, Lushootseed/English/Tlingit, 5:00
Nature reminds us that we are all connected and to reflect on the teachings of the old ones.

Fossil Hunters of the Gobi
Directed by Jason Drakeford
USA, 2016, English, 3:44
We immerse the viewer in the journey of 1920s explorer and fossil hunter Roy Chapman Andrews, leading up to current day research.
[Georgia]

haunt
Directed by Lilian Mehrel
USA, 2016, English, 7:39
"haunt" is a short virtual reality film about presence, experienced through the eyes of a ghost.
[New Mavericks]

I Philip
Directed by Pierre Zandrowicz
France, 2016, English, 13:00
“I Philip” is an immersive short fiction that takes the viewer inside the mind of one of the greatest writers of science-fiction of our time.

Please State Your Name
Directed by Jak Wilmot
USA, 2016, English, 9:00
Stuck with a broken voice box, a decapitated robot head desperately tries to escape a giant garbage facility.
[Georgia]

Traces
Directed by Gabriela Arp
USA, 2016, English, 8:00
Traces is a cinematic virtual reality film exploring the meaning of memory for one woman living with Alzheimer's disease.
[Georgia], [New Mavericks]

Women on the Move
Directed by Shannon Carroll
Niger, 2016, English, 6:24
A woman's life in rural Niger changes when she enters into a savings group. Will her granddaughter take the next step out of poverty?
[Georgia]

Wednesday March 29, 2017 4:00pm - 10:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Black Box 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

5:00pm

Happy Hour @ Highland Ballroom
Open to All.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

7:00pm

Ah, My Hometown (Documetaries)
Documentary, 77 minutes
Presented in partnership with Homespun

Digital Edition | directed by James Kicklighter, USA, 26:02
In the midst of a print revolution, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution experiments with new storytelling tools in the digital era.

Nadia | directed by Erin S Murray, USA, 3:04
A ballerina discusses her relationship with ‘perfection’ and how she finds individuality within the rigorous standards of ballet.


7 Days | directed by Rashel Stephenson, USA, 25:12
“7 Days” goes behind the scenes with three organ transplantation surgeons as they turn death into life and desperation into hope.

We the Creators: Daniel Lamb | directed by Babacar Ndiaye, USA, 2:08
“We The Creators” is a documentary series that examines the inner thoughts and processes of a select group of artists.

American Moderate | directed by Jared Callahan, USA, 16:34
A first-time voter from the South struggles to find herself, and a candidate that best represents her, in the 2016 presidential primaries.


Wednesday March 29, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

7:00pm

Scripted Pilots
SCRIPTED PILOTS
Head to Poncey-Highland for some late night drama.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7:20 PM
$12 at door/$10 in advance

Reset
Directed by Christelle Gras | France, 2016, French, 33:57
The end of the world, the beginning of theirs

Steps
Directed by Fernando Sanchez & Pascual Sisto | USA, 2016, English, 59:00
A series that rearranges itself to form unique episodes for each viewer as it weaves the deviant drives of several unconnected people.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 7:00pm - 8:40pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

7:00pm

The Zookeeper's Wife
directed by Niki Caro
UK/USA/Czech Republic/New Zealand, 2017, English, 126 minutes

In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.


Wednesday March 29, 2017 7:00pm - 9:20pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

8:00pm

FSU Film Forum
Wednesday March 29, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

8:00pm

LOL (Laughing Out Loud) (Comedies)
Narrative (Comedy), 114 minutes

The Accomplice | directed by Jon Hoeg & John F. Beach, USA, 7:56
Jerry arrives home to a full answering machine and realizes he might be in trouble.

Hit | directed by Katie Trew Cheline, USA, 15:51
“Hit” follows Brandon, who thinks he's met the girl of his dreams in the mysterious Izzy… until they go on the first date of his nightmares.

Seeking: Jack Tripper | directed by Quinlan Orear, USA, 14:30
A married gay couple try to have a threesome in an attempt to reignite the spark in their relationship.

Chicken / Egg | directed by James D'Arcy, United Kingdom, 15:00
Mark's a good guy. Kenneth not so much. Mark's gonna help Kenneth out. Maybe.

The Session | directed by Morgane Becceril, France/USA, 13:08
A novice dominatrix fights to free a tortured client.
Pregnant | directed by Joseph Sackett, USA, 9:30
A pregnant man communicates psychically with his unborn fetus.


Perfect Roast Potatoes | directed by Nick Frew, USA, 18:00
A bittersweet comedy about cooking and grief. Dysfunctional British siblings have an awkward Christmas with the corpse of their dead mum.

Lightningface | directed by Brian Petsos, USA, 19:57
After an inexplicable incident, Basil Stitt sequesters himself inside his apartment and begins a profound transformation.


Wednesday March 29, 2017 8:00pm - 10:10pm
Dad's Garage 569 Ezzard Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

9:00pm

Hangout @ Dad's Garage
Open to All.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 9:00pm - Thursday March 30, 2017 12:00am
Dad's Garage 569 Ezzard Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

9:15pm

Cherry Pop
directed by Assaad Yacoub
USA, 2016, English, 77 minutes

Drag Queens encounter an outsider and must face their own baggage during a wild night at a failing drag club. The quirky group of patrons, family, friends, and lovers experience heartache, betrayal, and acceptance through a bizarre series of events. The night begins like any other and ends with celebration of both beginnings and endings as the queens and those in attendance learn to set aside their differences and embrace what unites them. —Meghan Faulkner


Wednesday March 29, 2017 9:15pm - 10:45pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

9:30pm

Whose Streets?
directed by Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis
USA, 2017, English, 103 minutes


Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, “Whose Streets?” is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

11:30pm

Music Videos
“Oh Elise” - VIECH
Directed by Arne v. Nostitz-Rieneck | Austria, 2016, German, 6:19

“It Keeps You Running (To The Hills)” - Metal McDonald
Directed by Video Rahim | USA, 2016, English, 6:37
[Georgia]

“Dangerous” - Big Freedia
Directed by Wilberto Lucci | USA, 2015, English, 4:30
[PinkPeach]

“The Rush” - Langtunes
Directed by Sahar Tarzi | Iran, 2015, English, 3:37

“Young Rebels” - TW Walsh
Directed by Brit Wigintton | USA, 2016, English, 3:03
[Georgia]

“Soy Yo” - Bomba Estéreo
Directed by Torben Kjelstrup | Denmark, 2016, Spanish, 2:55

“Left & Right” - Pazes
Directed by Camila Lima | Brazil, 2016, 3:29

“Ponura Tresura” - Makabreski
Directed by Ala nunu Leszynska | Poland, 2016, Polish, 5:09

“Time Stops” - StarBenders
Directed by Benjamin Roberds | USA, 2016, English, 3:49
[Georgia]

“Fighter” - Supa Good D Smoke feat. Jackie Gouché + Davion Farris
Directed by Erica Eng | USA, 2016, English, 6:00

“Redefine” - TRENTEMØLLER
Directed by Åsa Ritton & Andreas Emenius | Denmark/Sweden, 2016, English, 5:08

“Move” - Austin Royale
Directed by Josh Yates | USA, 2016, English, 2:30

“Funeral Regrets” - Closet Witch
Directed by Autojektor | UK/USA, 2016, English, 2:55

“Flight Attendant” - XXX
Directed by Mattis Dovier | South Korea/France, 2016, Korean, 3:52

“Beasts in the Garden” - Spires That In The Sunset Rise
Directed by Lori Felker | USA, 2015, English, 6:29

“The Was” - The Avalanches
Directed by Soda_Jerk | Australia, 2016, English, 13:40

Wednesday March 29, 2017 11:30pm - Thursday March 30, 2017 1:00am
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
 
Thursday, March 30
 

9:30am

Disrupting Hollywood
The Hollywood system has made movies the same way for over 100 years. Is Atlanta poised to disrupt the status quo using data and new technologies?

Thursday March 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

9:30am

I Recognize That Voice
From animation to VO and narration, Atlanta's voice talent community examines what it takes to succeed.

Thursday March 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

11:30am

Good, Fast, Cheap: Pick Two
Filmmakers share the challenges and freedom of low budget filmmaking, and tips and tricks to help you succeed.

Thursday March 30, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

11:30am

Unions & Guilds
Reps discuss who their unions/guilds represent, how to join, how they work with indie productions, and what to expect when under a union contract.

Thursday March 30, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

12:00pm

Filmmaker Lounge @ Highland Ballroom
Open to Filmmakers, Film + Conference & All-Access Badge-holders.

Thursday March 30, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

1:30pm

It's a Small World Afterall
How diversity behind and in front of the camera increases marketability and sales, delivering your message to an ever growing diverse, worldwide audience.

Thursday March 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

1:30pm

Truth or Consequences
Documentary filmmakers examine "Truth" in today's climate, its affect on their power to pursuade, and whether agenda based or neutral approaches may work best.

Thursday March 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

3:30pm

#ShePersisted
Film Fatales, PGA WIN committee, BWFN, WIFTA, New Mavericks, and more discuss opportunties for females in education, mentorship, and support.

Thursday March 30, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

3:30pm

Not Your Parents' Cartoons
Network animated series creators share how new digital platforms expand distribution possibilities for their shows as well as animators in general.

Thursday March 30, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

5:00pm

Happy Hour @ Highland Ballroom
Open to All.

Thursday March 30, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

5:30pm

The Art Institute of Atlanta Presents: Senior Film Screening
A showcase of short films created by senior level students from The Art Institute of Atlanta.

Thursday March 30, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

7:00pm

The Lost City of Z
directed by James Gray
USA, 2016, English, 140 minutes

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, “The Lost City of Z” tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as ‘savages,’ the determined Fawcett — supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) — returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.


Thursday March 30, 2017 7:00pm - 9:35pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

7:00pm

SOUND+VISION
Now in its sixth year, SOUND+VISION—ATLFF’s signature mid-week event—moves to 787 Windsor, after previously being held at Atlanta landmarks like The Goat Farm and Ponce City Market. Featuring live music, daring experimental films, unforgettable art installations and Atlanta’s best food trucks—this event is a true festival highlight!

Featuring Art + Installations by:
Alessandra Hoshor, Cass Cameron, Dylan Mulshine, Evan D'elia, Eva Nelson, House of June, Kris Pilcher, Natalie Escobar, Rebecca Shenfeld, Sloane Hilton, Wihro Kim and more!

ChooseATL Stage Performances by:
Xavier BLK
Yung Baby Tate
Lonnie Holley + Special Guest
Tank and the Bangas
+ More TBA

Thursday March 30, 2017 7:00pm - Friday March 31, 2017 12:00am
787 Windsor 787 Windsor St SW, Atlanta, GA 30315

7:15pm

Rat Film
directed by Theo Anthony
USA, 2016, English, 82 minutes


Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. "Rat Film" uses the rats—as well as the humans that love them, live with them, and kill them—to explore the history of Baltimore. ‘There's never been a rat problem in Baltimore, it's always been a people problem.’

Thursday March 30, 2017 7:15pm - 8:55pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

10:00pm

Ann
directed by Carla Forte
USA, 2016, Spanish/English, 79 minutes

Ruben, a visual artist, is tormented by his reality. He copes by retreating into his vivid imagination; creating a parallel world unlike his own. As his alternate world becomes more attractive, Ruben becomes more disconnected from the material world, societal norms, and emotional attachments. He must come to terms with reality after this disconnect and subsequent loss of ego. —Meghan Faulkner


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
 
Friday, March 31
 

11:30am

Managing Media
Post-production companies handling studio features, network TV shows, and indie features explain best practices for organizational workflow.

Friday March 31, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

11:30am

Playing Games
With over 100 video game studios, Georgia is a hotbbed of talent, creating opportunties for gamemakers and interesting alliances with filmmakers.

Friday March 31, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

12:00pm

Filmmaker Lounge @ Highland Ballroom
Open to Filmmakers, Film + Conference & All-Access Badge-holders.

Friday March 31, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

1:30pm

Airport Shorts: Puppetry and Stop Motion Animation
Molly Coffee and friends discuss the making of Passing 66, her felt puppet stop motion animation airport short.

Friday March 31, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

1:30pm

Georgia On My Mind
Georgia has a deep and diverse music scene - how to license songs, get an original score, and use music to compliment rather than overwhelm the moment.

Friday March 31, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

3:30pm

Case Study: A Scene for Sound Design
John Kassab, sound designer and Producer of last year's ATLFF feature Like Lambs, dissects scenes from the movie to illustrate the art of sound design.

Friday March 31, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

3:30pm

Case Study: VFX in GIFs
Self- taught viral video GIF maker Chris Nik demystifies the process, explains improv comedy's influence, and how to VFX problem solve on a DIY budget.

Friday March 31, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

5:00pm

Happy Hour @ Highland Ballroom
Open to All.

Friday March 31, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

7:00pm

Wexford Plaza
directed by Joyce Wong
Canada, 2017, English, 82 minutes


The daily occurrences within Wexford Plaza uncover what it means for 20-year-old Betty to explore love whilst maintaining her job as a security guard. A cohabiter of the Wexford Plaza, Danny, weaves his way into Betty's life, and both parties need to decide where their priorities lie and at what cost they come. —Jamie Traner


Friday March 31, 2017 7:00pm - 8:25pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

7:00pm

Ties That Bind (Narratives)
Benny Got Shot | directed by Malcolm Washington, USA, 20:01
Naomi, an autopsy assistant, realizes her brother is missing the night of a police shooting and fears that his body may be
in her morgue.
Let the Past Go By | directed by Maryam Naraghi, Iran, 21:00
Unlike her father, Bahar hasn’t yet overcome the tragedy of her younger brother’s death. When his killer is released from jail, she tries to make him suffer emotionally. Her endeavors result in a change in her perspective.
#Competition, #NewMavericks


Death in a Day | directed by Lin Wang, USA/China, 14:05
After visiting his comatose father, a young Chinese boy must come to grips with the impending death falling upon his family.

Fox | directed by Jacqueline Lentzou, Greece, 28:02
Stephanos, a reactive teenager and the oldest of a family with no father, has a fight with his mother. Left home-alone with his
siblings and sick dog, Lucy, he has no idea that this would be the last, most carefree day of his life.
Vìré | directed by Hugo Rousselin, France/Guadeloupe, 19:50
A young Guadeloupean named Isaac has troubles to mourn over the death of his brother Legba.
#Competition


Friday March 31, 2017 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

7:00pm

Jackson
directed by Maisie Crow
USA, 2016, English, 92 minutes



Forty-five percent of all pregnancies in the USA are unplanned, and one in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. And yet, the battle for women's access to reproductive healthcare is far from over. Inside the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi, “Jackson” is an intimate, first-of-its-kind look at the issues, through the voices of women in the Deep South who stand on both sides of the debate.


Friday March 31, 2017 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

9:00pm

After Party @ Gallery L1
Open to Filmmaker & All-Access Badge-holders.

Friday March 31, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday April 1, 2017 12:00am
Gallery L1 828 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

9:30pm

Waiting for B.
directed by Paulo Cesar Toledo & Abigail Spindel
Brazil, 2016, Portuguese, 72 minutes




Documented in Brazil, “Waiting for B.” exposes the journey young Beyoncé super-fans undergo in an attempt to be closer to the front of the stage. Lacking the money to buy their way to the front, they camp out in the streets for two months waiting for a chance to be closer to their idol. As their lives intertwine, commonality is found between victims of hype, a community of hope forms, and the contradictions of humility and vanity at the heart of diva worship are explored. —Meghan Faulkner

Friday March 31, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

9:30pm

Born River Bye
Directed by Tim Hall
USA, 2017, English, 84 minutes Two childhood friends reunite in their sleepy hometown as they each face a crossroads in their lives. Scott is drifting through town (and life) after a long departure, much like a ghost to haunt his estranged family and friends. Laura, still stuck in their hometown, is living in a stagnant reality of mediocrity out of fear of following her dreams. Both feel superior to those around them, and yet experience an overwhelming unhappiness with their choices. As the days unfold, Scott and Laura begin to turn a new leaf, forgiving themselves for their past, making amends, and looking to their futures with renewed optimism. —Meghan Faulkner


Friday March 31, 2017 9:30pm - 11:15pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

11:59pm

Rocky Horror Picture Show
It's a Plaza Theatre institution! Lips Down On Dixie performs the interactive version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at Midnight each Friday. $12 (at door only)


Friday March 31, 2017 11:59pm - Saturday April 1, 2017 2:00am
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
 
Saturday, April 1
 

12:00pm

Filmmaker Lounge @ Highland Ballroom
Open to Filmmakers, Film + Conference & All-Access Badge-holders.

Saturday April 1, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

12:15pm

A Chapter in Her Life (Narratives)
Narrative, 91 minutes

Fract | directed by Georgina Bloomfield, New Zealand, 13:49
A teenage outcast discovers her cast is a friend magnet.

Birthday Cake | directed by Brantly Jackson Watts, USA, 17:16
A woman who fled a violent relationship must choose between love and survival on the first anniversary of leaving her abuser.


Solatium | directed by Christina Tynkevych, Ukraine/United Kingdom, 10:43
Anna, an ambulance doctor, arrives at a night call which brings back her painful past and challenges her moral compass.


One Up | directed by Eimi Imanishi, USA, 14:41
Hadley jumps into an uncomfortable sexual encounter after she's brutally rejected by her teammate crush Christine.


How Far She Went | directed by Ugla Hauksdottir, USA/Iceland, 13:06
An unflinching look at family, personal sacrifice, and the lengths we'll go for those we love.

Submarine | directed by Mounia Akl, Lebanon, 0:20:51
Under the imminent threat of Lebanon’s garbage crisis, Hala, a wild child inside of a woman is the only one to refuse evacuation.


Saturday April 1, 2017 12:15pm - 2:00pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

12:15pm

In the Radiant City
directed by Rachel Lambert
USA, 2016, English, 95 minutes

After 20 years away, Andrew Yurley returns to his hometown in Kentucky to play key-witness in his brother's resentencing. Having lived with the remorse of his statement—which put his brother away for life—Andrew must now face an angry sister, a doped-up mother, and countless degrading town folk, thanks to his niece, Beth. In the midst of dealing with lawyers and the case, Andrew must now answer the question—can what is broken ever be put back together again? —Jamie Traner


Saturday April 1, 2017 12:15pm - 2:15pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

12:30pm

La Selva Negra (The Modern Jungle)
directed by Charles Fairbanks & Saul Kak
Mexico/USA, 2016, Spanish/Zoque, 72 minutes



An intimate portrait of Zoque culture is painted through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman. The film highlights their challenges in the midst of increasing globalization and fetishization of commodities, while addressing the predicament of documentary. The shaman's financial hardship and hopes of a better future emotionally engage viewers as the film unapologetically explores its subject. —Meghan Faulkner


Saturday April 1, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

2:30pm

La Soledad
directed by Jorge Thielen Armand
Venezuela/Italy/Canada, 2016, Spanish, 89 minutes


Capturing the life of real people amidst the Venezuelan crisis, “La Soledad” is the story of José, a young father who discovers that the dilapidated mansion he inhabits will soon be demolished. Desperate to save his family, José begins a search for a cursed treasure that is said to be buried in the house.



Saturday April 1, 2017 2:30pm - 4:15pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

2:45pm

Stories We Tell (Documentaries)
Notes From Buena Vista | directed by Elizabeth Lo, USA, 9:38
A working-class mobile home park in Silicon Valley faces imminent closure. Notes From Buena Vista glimpses into the lives of low-income families in one of the wealthiest places in the world.
The Move | directed by Maija Hirvonen, Finland, 18:51
Unlike her father, Bahar hasn’t yet overcome the tragedy of her younger brother’s death. When his killer is released from jail, she tries to make him suffer emotionally. Her endeavors result in a change in her perspective.
#Competition, #NewMavericks

El Hara | directed by Margaux Fitoussi & Mo Scarpelli, Tunisia/France, 16:00
“El Hara” poetically explores how the places we grow up in haunt who we become, forever.
#Competition

Se Shin Sa | directed by Eunhye Hong Kim, USA, 10:52
“Se Shin Sa” is a hybrid of fiction and documentary portraying an undocumented woman living and working as a masseuse in Koreatown, Los Angeles.
#Competition, #NewMavericks


Refugee | directed by Joyce Chen & Emily Moore, USA/Senegal, 27:14
“Refugee” tells the story of a West African woman who left her five children in 2003 to come to the USA and provide them with a better future.
#Competition, #NewMavericks


Saturday April 1, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

2:45pm

The Nine
directed by Katy Grannan
USA, 2016, English, 98 minutes



The Nine is a no-man’s land where rules of polite society do not apply; a resting place for those who have relinquished the American dream. This emotional documentary unearths the stories of those living along the Nine in Modesto, an area in California's Central Valley devastated by the Great Depression. In a city with no hope, Kiki, exploited by personal trauma, is a rare bright light whose magnetic optimism is a means of self-preservation. Her childlike enthusiasm belies the stark reality of her Darwinian existence, emphasizing the beauty of those who fall by the wayside. —Meghan Faulkner

Saturday April 1, 2017 2:45pm - 4:40pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

5:00pm

Happy Hour @ Highland Ballroom
Open to All.

Saturday April 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

5:00pm

Raising Bertie
directed by Margaret Byrne
USA, 2016, English, 102 minutes


“Raising Bertie” follows three young African American boys over the course of six years as they grow into adulthood in Bertie County, a rural African American-led community in Eastern North Carolina. Through the intimate portrayal of these boys, this powerful vérité film offers a rare in-depth look at the issues facing America's rural youth and the complex relationships between generational poverty, educational equity, and race. The evocative result is an experience that encourages us to recognize the value and complexity in lives all too often ignored.

Saturday April 1, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

5:15pm

The New Love and the Old (Narratives & Documentaries)
Narrative & Documentary, 95 minutes
Modern Love | directed by Francesca Mirabella, USA, 10:03
Romance in the era of Snapchat.
Vcitor & Isolina | directed by William D. Caballero, USA, 5:45
Victor and Isolina (now in their 80s) answer questions about their life-long, complex and arduous relationship.
#Competition

Gema | directed by Kenrick Prince, USA, 13:24
When Gema gets roped into meeting her fiancé’s parents for the first time, she grapples with facing the truth he’s been keeping from them.
All Good Things | directed by Chloe Domont, USA, 26:00
In a portrait of a modern marriage, a filmmaker follows her mother's relationship with two men, each whom satisfy her different needs.
#Competition

Call Your Father | directed by Jordan Firstman, USA, 19:04
On Josh and Greg's first date, they quickly realize that the generational divide between them is the least of their worries.
#PinkPeach
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In the Hills | directed by Hamid Reza Ahmadi Rahmatabadi, United Kingdom, 21:00
In the idyllic English Cotswolds, Sharam, a young immigrant man, takes a rather radical approach towards integrating with British society.
#Competition


Saturday April 1, 2017 5:15pm - 7:05pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

5:15pm

Cortez
directed by Cheryl Nichols
USA, 2016, English, 99 minutes

Jesse—A misguided musician—finds his way to the town of Cortez where he will face old love and new relationships. Anne—a woman from his past—will teach him a little something about what happens when a rockstar lifestyle meets responsibility and how re-creating oneself doesn't always mean saying goodbye to adventure. —Jamie Traner


Saturday April 1, 2017 5:15pm - 7:15pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

7:30pm

CLOSING NIGHT: Menashe (presented by Music Matters)
directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein
USA/Israel, 2017, Yiddish, 91 minutes
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7:30 PM — Plaza Theatre, Main
Presented in partnership with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Deep in the heart of New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a kind, hapless grocery store clerk, struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah’s death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah’s memorial. It’s his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood, and restore respect among his doubters.

Executive Producer & Unit Production Manager Danelle Eliav scheduled to attend.

Saturday April 1, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

9:00pm

Closing Night Party (presented by Music Matters)
Open to Closing Night Ticket-holders and Filmmaker & All-Access Badge-holders.

Saturday April 1, 2017 9:00pm - Sunday April 2, 2017 12:00am
Old 4th & Swift 621 North Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308

10:00pm

Adult Swim presents: "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell"
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 PM — Plaza Theatre, Downstairs
FREE Admission with Purchase of $5 Food & Beverage Voucher
(redeemable for one small popcorn and one small soft drink)

Breaking hearts and sometimes taking souls, the boys in red are back with all-new episodes of "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell." Get a fresh taste of Hell and preview what’s to come! New episodes premiere Sunday, April 2 on Adult Swim, but you can see them here first!


Saturday April 1, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
 
Sunday, April 2
 

12:00pm

Filmmaker Lounge @ Highland Ballroom
Open to Filmmakers, Film + Conference & All-Access Badge-holders.

Sunday April 2, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

12:30pm

Dean
directed by Demetri Martin
USA, 2016, English, 87 minutes

Dean (Demetri Martin) is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for an interview with an ad agency in Los Angeles. His retired engineer dad Robert (Kevin Kline) takes a more regimented approach to grief, including putting the family home up for sale. Both father and son set out on their own paths to find a new normal as unexpected circumstances and potential new love interests threaten to thwart all plans.


Sunday April 2, 2017 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

12:30pm

ENCORE: Ah, My Hometown (Documentaries)
Documentary, 77 minutes
Presented in partnership with Homespun 

Digital Edition | directed by James Kicklighter, USA, 26:02
In the midst of a print revolution, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution experiments with new storytelling tools in the digital era.

Nadia | directed by Erin S Murray, USA, 3:04
A ballerina discusses her relationship with ‘perfection’ and how she finds individuality within the rigorous standards of ballet.


7 Days | directed by Rashel Stephenson, USA, 25:12
“7 Days” goes behind the scenes with three organ transplantation surgeons as they turn death into life and desperation into hope.

We the Creators: Daniel Lamb | directed by Babacar Ndiaye, USA, 2:08
“We The Creators” is a documentary series that examines the inner thoughts and processes of a select group of artists.

American Moderate | directed by Jared Callahan, USA, 16:34
A first-time voter from the South struggles to find herself, and a candidate that best represents her, in the 2016 presidential primaries.

Sunday April 2, 2017 12:30pm - 2:15pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

12:45pm

The House on Coco Road
directed by Damani Baker
USA/Grenada, 2016, English, 79 minutes


“The House on Coco Road” depicts the times and trials of Fannie Haughton, an activist and teacher who moves her children from Oakland, California to participate in the Grenada Revolution, unknowingly amidst a US military invasion. Her son's search for truth to confirm Fannie's place in American history is this beautifully painted homage to family, nationalism, freedom, and the dream of a better world. —Jamie Traner

Sunday April 2, 2017 12:45pm - 2:20pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

2:45pm

ENCORE: The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle
directed by Fran Burst-Terranella
USA, 2017, English, 87 minutes

Stranded in a life she didn’t choose, a shy writer yearns for an exciting life as she fills secret journals with daring fantasy adventures. A chance encounter with an intriguing young performance artist leads Sissy Carlyle to face a decision—will she remain safely cocooned in the secret fantasy lives in her journals or venture out and discover what her real life might become?



Sunday April 2, 2017 2:45pm - 4:30pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

2:45pm

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
directed by Joseph Cedar
USA/Israel, 2016, English, 117 minutes

Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) only wants to matter. Living a lonely life in the shadow of power and money, he uses any angle or connection to put himself in a position of significance. He is an opportunist, just not a very good one. Until he finally bets on the right horse by buying a pair of expensive shoes for Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), a lowly Israeli politician. When Micha becomes Prime Minister, Norman finds himself in the center of a geopolitical drama beyond anything he could have imagined.


Sunday April 2, 2017 2:45pm - 4:45pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

3:00pm

ENCORE: LOL (Laughing Out Loud) (Comedies)
Narrative (Comedy), 114 minutes

The Accomplice | directed by Jon Hoeg & John F. Beach, USA, 7:56
Jerry arrives home to a full answering machine and realizes he might be in trouble.

Hit | directed by Katie Trew Cheline, USA, 15:51
“Hit” follows Brandon, who thinks he's met the girl of his dreams in the mysterious Izzy… until they go on the first date of his nightmares.

Seeking: Jack Tripper | directed by Quinlan Orear, USA, 14:30
A married gay couple try to have a threesome in an attempt to reignite the spark in their relationship.

Chicken / Egg | directed by James D'Arcy, United Kingdom, 15:00
Mark's a good guy. Kenneth not so much. Mark's gonna help Kenneth out. Maybe.

The Session | directed by Morgane Becceril, France/USA, 13:08
A novice dominatrix fights to free a tortured client.
Pregnant | directed by Joseph Sackett, USA, 9:30
A pregnant man communicates psychically with his unborn fetus.


Perfect Roast Potatoes | directed by Nick Frew, USA, 18:00
A bittersweet comedy about cooking and grief. Dysfunctional British siblings have an awkward Christmas with the corpse of their dead mum.

Lightningface | directed by Brian Petsos, USA, 19:57
After an inexplicable incident, Basil Stitt sequesters himself inside his apartment and begins a profound transformation.


Sunday April 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

5:00pm

Happy Hour @ Highland Ballroom
Open to All.

Sunday April 2, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

5:00pm

ENCORE: Southern Comfort (Local Narratives)
The Ebbing Tree | directed by DaManuel Richardson, USA, 12:58
A young teen gains the courage to leave his home for the mainland after a chance encounter with an old friend.
#Georgia

Leaving Charlie | directed by Amanda Brooke Avery & Diane Calhoun, USA, 15:38
A young, queer, stripper is forced to reevaluate her boundaries when a customer gets too close.
#Georgia, #NewMavericks, #PinkPeach



Northfield | directed by Cameron Schwartz, USA, 18:40
After kidnapping his son's murderer, a distraught father takes up a dangerous journey and faces a harrowing dilemma.
#Georgia

My Indian Rhapsody | directed by Abijeet Achar, India/France/USA, 15:31
A once famous author works on a new book about a life with a brother he never knew, but is distracted by dreams of a lover he left behind.
#Georgia

It's Just Skin | directed by Haley Wetherington, USA, 7:02
After a misconstrued moment between Stella and her neighbor Matt, Stella is left to contend with the blame she puts on herself.
#Georgia, #NewMavericks


Cul-De-Sac | directed by Damon Russell, USA, 14:30
Two parents, living in a quiet cul-de-sac, discover a wiretap hidden inside their son's teddy bear.
#Georgia

Sunday April 2, 2017 5:00pm - 6:45pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

5:15pm

ENCORE: Your Ride is Here

Directed by Fraser Jones
USA, 2017, English, 58 minutes

An Uber veteran and a talkative rookie take on a night of driving each other mad through the streets of Nashville. Throughout the night, passengers find solace within the confines of the vehicle, and break down walls only approached in late hours amongst the comfort of strangers. —Jamie Traner

SCREENS WITH:

"Megan's Shift" | directed by Zeke Farrow, USA, 10:52
It's never too late to give up.


Sunday April 2, 2017 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

5:30pm

ENCORE: Born River Bye
Directed by Tim Hall
USA, 2017, English, 84 minutes Two childhood friends reunite in their sleepy hometown as they each face a crossroads in their lives. Scott is drifting through town (and life) after a long departure, much like a ghost to haunt his estranged family and friends. Laura, still stuck in their hometown, is living in a stagnant reality of mediocrity out of fear of following her dreams. Both feel superior to those around them, and yet experience an overwhelming unhappiness with their choices. As the days unfold, Scott and Laura begin to turn a new leaf, forgiving themselves for their past, making amends, and looking to their futures with renewed optimism. —Meghan Faulkner


Sunday April 2, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

7:00pm

The Promise
Directed by Terry George
Spain/Portugal/Malta/USA, 2016, English/German/French, 134 minutes
Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac) arrives in 1914 Constantinople as a medical student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey. Photo-journalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale), has come here only partly to cover geo-politics. He is mesmerized by his love for Ana (Charlotte le Bon), an Armenian artist he has accompanied from Paris after the sudden death of her father. When Michael meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between the two men even as Michael hangs on to a promise from his past. After the Turks join the war on the German side, the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities. Despite their conflicts, everyone must find a way to survive—even as monumental events envelope their lives.

Sunday April 2, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Plaza Theatre, Downstairs 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

7:30pm

ENCORE: Holden On

"Holden On" Directed by Tamlin Hall

USA, 2017, English, 102 minutes

No longer your average boy-next-door, Holden Layfield weaves audiences through his harrowing tale in this film set in the early 1990s. After succumbing to a secret battle with mental illness, Holden evolves from a beloved, small town Georgia football player to a lost, self-medicating prophet. —Jamie Traner


Sunday April 2, 2017 7:30pm - 9:15pm
7 Stages Theatre, Main 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

7:45pm

ENCORE: Award-Winning Shorts
A Special Encore Screening of each of our 2017 Award-winning Short Films.

Sunday April 2, 2017 7:45pm - 9:15pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

9:00pm

Wrap Party
Open to Filmmaker & All-Access Badge-holders.

Sunday April 2, 2017 9:00pm - Monday April 3, 2017 12:00am
Establishment 1197 Peachtree St NE #517, Atlanta, GA 30305