Atlanta Film Festival

47th Edition

Atlanta Film Festival

where:Atlanta (USA)
when:April 25th - May 5th, 2024
address:25 Park Place NE
Suite 800
Atlanta GA 30302
tel:+1 404 3524225
deadline:November 3rd, 2023
entry form:Submission at

The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is the Southeast’s preeminent celebration of cinema and the flagship production of the Atlanta Film Society. One of the largest and longest-running festivals in the country, ATLFF showcases the work of both emerging and established artists. In addition, the Atlanta Film Festival is one of less than twenty US film festivals that is Academy Award®-qualifying in all three categories: Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and Animated Short. Recent festivals have seen audiences of over 28,000 film-lovers joining over 300 attending filmmakers in support of works that push the boundaries of independent cinema.
ATLFF actively strives to be an inclusive showcase with spotlights on filmmakers of color, LGBTQ+ films (Pink Peach), women filmmakers (New Mavericks), family-friendly programming, Food on Film and/or experimental subjects and themes. In 2019, 50% of the program was directed by women and 43% by filmmakers of color. The Atlanta Film Festival prioritizes inclusivity in on-screen representation as well, with 75% of the program featuring a woman or person of color in a leading role.
Cash prizes ranging from $750-$1,500 will accompany the Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animated Short, and Georgia Film Award distinctions.

  • Scarlet by Pietro Marcello: Marquee

  • Colombi by Luca Ferri: Season of Strangers

  • The Silence by Farnoosh Samadi, Ali Asgari: Shorts Competition

  • Montedoro by Antonello Faretta: Narrative Feature Competition

  • Beket by Davide Manuli: World Showcase

  • Clacson by Takehito Kuroha: European/Short Film