Savannah Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Savannah Film Festival
SINCE: 1997
WHERE: Savannah GA, USA
WEBSITE: www.filmfest.scad.edu
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year more than 40,000 people attend the eight day Savannah Film Festival. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels, and lectures.

SUFFRAGETTE to Open 2015 Savannah Film Festival; Lineup Includes BROOKLYN, SON OF SAUL, TRUTH, YOUTH

SUFFRAGETTE to Open 2015 Savannah Film Festival; Lineup Includes BROOKLYN, SON OF SAUL, TRUTH, YOUTH

SUFFRAGETTE from BAFTA Award-winning director Sarah Gavron will open the 2015 Savannah Film Festival taking place October 24 to 31, 2015. “Suffragette” is a moving drama that will empower all who are striving for equal rights in our own day and age. Written by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan, “Suffragette” is inspired by the early-20th-century campaign of the Suffragettes, who were activists for Women’s Suffrage – risking their very lives for the right of women to vote. The […]

2013 Savannah Film Festival Runs Oct 26 to Nov 2; HANK AND ASHA, THE PRETTY ONE Among Lineup

2013 Savannah Film Festival Runs Oct 26 to Nov 2; HANK AND ASHA, THE PRETTY ONE Among Lineup

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The 2013 Savannah Film Festival, presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design, kicked off in downtown Savannah, Georgia on Saturday night, and runs October 26 to November 2, 2013. The 16th edition of the festival features more than 50 competition films, selected from more than 800 entries in the categories of feature, short, animation, documentary and student competition. Films on the lineup include HANK AND ASHA, THE PRETTY ONE and documentaries BROTHERS HYPNOTIC and DEAR MR. WATTERSON.

Aaron Eckhart, James Marsden, Jay and Mark Duplass honored at 2011 Savannah Film Festival

Aaron Eckhart, James Marsden, Jay and Mark Duplass honored at 2011 Savannah Film Festival

 

The 14th annual Savannah Film Festival rounded out a full week of special screenings and award presentations by honoring Golden Globe-nominated actor Aaron Eckhart (“The Dark Knight,” “Erin Brockovich”), actor James Marsden (“27 Dresses,” “X-Men”) and the writing/directing brother team of Jay and Mark Duplass (“Cyrus,” “The Puffy Chair”) during the event’s closing weekend. {jathumbnail off}

Inuk Wins Real Big at 2011 Savannah Film Festival

Inuk Wins Real Big at 2011 Savannah Film Festival

The Savannah College of Art and Design held its 14th annual Savannah Film Festival, October 29 – November 5, 2011 in historic downtown Savannah, Georgia and wrapped with honoring the best films that screened at the festival. This year’s competition films competed for more than $80,000 in cash and prizes.

The Greenlandic film ‘Inuk’ ddirected by American Mike Magidson was the big winner, taking home the awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Director, and Best Editing.

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2011 Savannah Film Festival honors Oliver Stone, Ellen Barkin and Ray Liotta

2011 Savannah Film Festival honors Oliver Stone, Ellen Barkin and Ray Liotta

Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th annual Savannah Film Festival on Thursday, Nov. 3.  Stone dedicated his award to native Savannahian and well-known publicist Bobby Zarem, whom he has known for more than 30 years. “The memory of my achievement lies in Savannah, a city Bobby loves so much,” said the award-winning director. Stone ended with, “I got your back, Bobby.”  {jathumbnail off}

Savannah Film Festival Honors Liam Neeson with the Achievement in Cinema Award

Savannah Film Festival Honors Liam Neeson with the Achievement in Cinema Award

The 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by SCAD, presented Liam Neeson with the Achievement in Cinema Award on November 2, 2010. “I’m humbled and embarrassed but it’s lovely to be here at this extraordinary festival,” said Neeson upon acceptance of his award. “I’m the luckiest man in the friggin’ world.” He dedicated the award to the crews he’s worked with on his sets.  “They inspire me and I accept this award for them.  They […]

Savannah Film Festival Presents Miles Teller With the ‘Discovery Award’ October 31

Savannah Film Festival Presents Miles Teller With the ‘Discovery Award’ October 31

The 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by SCAD, presented Miles Teller with the  “Discovery Award” on October 31. Teller admitted to being humbled by the honor. “This is my first film award – my very first one,” he said upon accepting the award. “The Discovery Award has a certain amount of pressure to it,” he quipped. “I have to live up to the expectation and also prove that SCAD made the right choice.” Teller, […]

Savannah Film Festival announces honorees and gala screenings

Savannah Film Festival announces honorees and gala screenings

Acclaimed actors Liam Neeson, Sir Ian McKellen and Isabella Rossellini will be honored as part of the 13th Annual Savannah Film Festival, which will take place Oct. 30 to Nov. 6.  McKellen will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on Nov. 4, Neeson will receive an Achievement in Cinema Award on Nov. 2 and Rossellini will receive a similar award on Nov. 5.   With more than a month to go, the Savannah Film Festival is […]

2010 Savannah Film Festival Announces Competition Films

2010 Savannah Film Festival Announces Competition Films

The Savannah College of Art and Design announced the competition film lineup and jurors for its 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, scheduled for Oct. 30-Nov. 6 in historic downtown Savannah. Competitions will be held in the categories of narrative features, documentary features, professional shorts, animated shorts and student entries. This year’s films in competition come from almost a dozen different countries including Cambodia, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan. Among the 35 […]