Vote Best Poster for the 2021 South Georgia Film Festival

This year, we’re asking YOU to choose the winner of the best poster from the 2021 South Georgia Film Festival.

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Voting / Virtual Screenings end Friday March 12.

The winning film’s poster will receive a trophy created by Harmon Awards in Valdosta.

“Dolphin Island” highlights Family Friendly 2021 SGFF

Feb 22, 2021

VALDOSTA, GA – As part of the Family Friendly block, the 5th Annual South Georgia Film Festival will be screening DOLPHIN ISLAND, March 7 to wrap up the 2021 festival. Running March 5 – 7, this year’s South Georgia Film Festival will incorporate open-air screenings like DOLPHIN ISLAND on the campus of Valdosta State University as well as virtual screenings of over 100 films.

Starting at 7:30 pm, the Family Friendly Block screening will include two short films as well. Director Mike Disa’s feature film DOLPHIN ISLAND is about fourteen-year-old Annabel strives to live with her grandfather on a Caribbean Island after her parents pass away. Next up is CALF ROPE, about a rodeo champion grandfather teaching his suburban grandson some new tricks, and then HANGRY, about a reverend fighting for adequate food at the nursing home.

Due to COVID, this year’s South Georgia Film Festival will look a bit different. DOLPHIN ISLAND is one of only four feature films we’ll be screening in the open-air, on the campus of Valdosta State University. Beginning March 5, we will screen a feature film each night of the festival along with relevant short films beginning at 7:30 pm.

Friday night, we will feature BLEEDING AUDIO, a rock documentary about the band THE MATCHES. Saturday night, director Carter Adkins will be showing his film JENNA BUMS THE LOVESEAT, along with the feature film ADRIFT UNDER LIGHT and some short films by Valdosta State University alums, Abbey Spacil’s SONYA SLIDEZ and Lucas Hicks’ YOUR NAME.  During the day Saturday March 6, Chuck Thomas of the Atlanta Film Chat podcast will be recording interviews with visiting filmmakers to be broadcast on WVVS radio Valdosta.

Along with our nightly open-air screenings, over 100 films will be available virtually through our partnership with Eventive. Like hundreds of other festival around the country, the South Georgia Film Festival will be available through your computer and over your smart TV. Passes for $40 includes all the virtual films, virtual panels and preferred seating to the in-person events. Students of all ages can get a discounted pass for $25. You can get a ticket to any screening (in-person or virtual) for only $5.

This year’s festival could not happen without the support of our community sponsors, including Georgia Power, Valdosta State University, the Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority, Wild Adventures, the Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta Main Street, the Valdosta Daily Times, the City of Valdosta, Georgia Production Partnership, Fairway Outdoor, the Georgia Film Office, Georgia Beer Company, and MUBI.

The South Georgia Film Festival continues to promote the regional film industry with panelists discussing both the craft and industrial impact of film for local businesses. For more information about tickets, visit SGFF21.Eventive.org. Passes for all open-air and virtual events are $40, $25 for students. You can purchase a ticket for any single screening for $5.

For more information on the South Georgia Film Festival, visit SouthGeorgiaFilm.com or contact Prof. Jason Brown at 229-219-1298 or jasonebrown@valdosta.edu.

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Here is a trailer for DOLPHIN ISLAND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeEn1kfFz-4

Here is a link to our program guide for 2021 – https://sgff21.eventive.org/films

Here is a collection of our updated press releases – http://southgeorgiafilm.com/news/

Actress Taylor Jade with Mitzy the Dolphin. Provided by Dolphin Island.TV

SGFF Welcomes Atlanta Film Podcast for 2021


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SGFF Welcomes Atlanta Film Podcast for 2021

Feb 19, 2021

VALDOSTA, GA – Along with over 100 films, the fifth annual South Georgia Film Festival will feature a live podcast recording from the nationally recognized AFC Indie Filmmaking Podcast. Interviewing filmmakers visiting for the 2021 festival, the live recording will take place on the Valdosta State University College of the Arts lawn, March 6 at 3 pm.

Formerly Atlanta Film Chat, the AFC Indie Filmmaking Podcast hosted by Chuck Thomas has interviewed industry professionals since 2014. As a member of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast Network, Thomas’ interviews have been heard by thousands of listeners nationwide. Along with Chuck Thomas, AFC features the talents of Joshua Gohlke, Michael Jones, Rob Shimer, and Molly Coffee. Thomas and Coffee are both originally from South Georgia.

While much of the fifth annual South Georgia Film Festival will be virtually available through the Eventive platform on computers and TVs March 5-7, the podcast recording will be a part of the limited open-air events this year taking place behind the VSU Fine Arts Building. Passes and individual tickets for the events will provide preferred seating or space to bring a lawn chair. Feature film screenings will be held each night, with the podcast recording taking place Saturday, March 6 at 3 pm.

During this year’s event, Chuck will be interviewing visiting filmmakers including: Carter Adkins, director of Jenna Bums the Loveseat; Jacobe Love, director of A Dangerous Silence and VSU Alum; Thomas Grant, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College professor and director of Blood, Bone & Stone; and Philip Brubaker, renowned video essayist and director of Stranger/Things. The recorded podcast will be available later online and over WVVS radio 90.9.

This year’s festival could not happen without the support of our community sponsors, including Georgia Power, Valdosta State University, the Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority, Wild Adventures, the Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta Main Street, the Valdosta Daily Times, the City of Valdosta, Georgia Production Partnership, Fairway Outdoor, the Georgia Film Office, Georgia Beer Company, and MUBI.

The South Georgia Film Festival continues to promote the regional film industry with panelists discussing both the craft and industrial impact of film for local businesses. For more information about tickets, visit SGFF21.Eventive.org. Passes for all open-air and virtual events are $40, $25 for students. You can purchase a ticket for any single screening for $5.

For more information on the South Georgia Film Festival, visit SouthGeorgiaFilm.com or contact Prof. Jason Brown at 229-219-1298 or jasonebrown@valdosta.edu.

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Photo Provided by Chuck Thomas

AFC Indie Filmmaking Podcast Logo

2020 Poster Competition

2020 South Georgia Film Festival Poster Competition

VALDOSTA – The South Georgia Film Festival is soliciting submissions for its 2020 poster and promotions competition. Submissions are open now until October 21. The top submissions will be put on display at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts Oct. 26 during ARTober Fest where a winner will be announced. The winner of the poster competition will win $100 and a VIP Pass to the 2020 South Georgia Film Festival.

The previous posters designs for the South Georgia Film Festival were created by Talley Mulligan (2018) and Bill Shenton (2019). Their designs were incorporated both as the main poster for the festival as well as a number of other promotional pieces throughout the year. This year’s competition is intended to bring in designs from both professionals and students alike.

During ARTober Fest, the community is invited to help select the winning design. Also helping choose the winner will be Evelyn Davis Walker, Professor of Art at Valdosta State University, and Marcus McConico, President of the SGFF Community Advisor Board.

Over the previous three years of the festival, visiting filmmakers have seen their posters printed by the Valdosta State University New Media Center. Presenting those posters has been a highlight for many visiting filmmakers. This year, participating filmmakers will also be able to win Best Poster along with Best Short, Best Feature, Best High School, and Best College films.

The 2020 South Georgia Film Festival will take place March 6, 7, & 8, 2020 on the campus of Valdosta State University. For more information, please visit SouthGeorgiaFilm.com or contact Prof. Jason Brown at SouthGeorgiaFillm@Valdosta.edu or 229-219-1298.

 

 

MUBI Sponsors Filmmaker Panel at South Georgia Film Festival

MUBI Sponsors Filmmaker Panel at

South Georgia Film Festival

VALDOSTA – Movie streaming service MUBI is sponsoring a panel of visiting filmmakers at this year’s South Georgia Film Festival. Supporting visiting filmmakers to attend this year, MUBI will also be providing prizes for winning filmmakers all the categories – including Google Chromecasts. The filmmaker panel will take place Saturday March 2 at 5:30 pm in the Valdosta State University Student Union Conference Rooms.

Screening over 100 films this year, the South Georgia Film Festival has attracted numerous filmmakers to Valdosta. The festival includes the Georgia premiere of “My Life With Rosie,” about the preservation of Rosie Park’s legacy, with filmmaker Dr. Angela Williamson. Expanding to include more feature films, all of whom will have someone in attendance. Features films this year include “Cruel Hearts,” a thriller starring Melora Hardin of “The Office;” “How They Got Over,” a documentary about blues musicians in the South; “Wake Up,” a horror film by Tallahassee filmmaker Joe Nowland, and “Down and Yonder,” a coming-of-age film by Georgia filmmaker Christopher Flippo.

MUBI, auteur film streaming services, hosts a new film every day which expires within thirty days. The service, partially funded by subscriptions and the European Union, is available on computers, smart TV’s and gaming systems.

Along with Nowland and Flippo, the panel is expected to include visiting filmmakers Patrick Peacock with “Forever” and Savannah Treena with “The Colored Girls’ Restroom.” Depending time and availability, the panel could include others of the more than 40 visiting filmmakers expected at this year’s festival.

The South Georgia Film Festival kicks off Friday March 1, with a day full of screenings and panels, and concludes with opening night Kickoff at Georgia Beer Company. The festival continues with short and features films on Saturday and Sunday, along with panels with visiting filmmakers and media professionals. Sunday concludes with an awards ceremony at 1 pm and the Georgia premiere of WAKE UP at 3:30 pm in the Valdosta State University Student Union Theater. For more information on tickets, visit SouthGeorgiaFilm.com

The movie streaming service MUBI uses a curation model, limiting their selection at any one time to thirty films. Unlike the algorithms of other platforms, MUBI presents a collection of arthouse and independent films choosing specifically for its community. Over the past ten years, the service has developed a series of licensing deals from major Hollywood studios and independent filmmakers. For $8.99 a month, MUBI provides the cinema from around the world without all the clutter.

This year’s festival continues to connect with partners in the Valdosta community, including Valdosta State University, Georgia Power, Wild Adventures, the Turner Center for the Arts, WAITR, Valdosta Main Street, the Valdosta Daily Times, the City of Valdosta, Miss Kate’s Tours and Coca-Cola. Promoting entrepreneurship through filmmaking, the festival continues to promote the regional film industry with panelists discussing both the craft and industrial impact of film for local businesses. This year’s festival has also includes panelists Brandi Nicole Payne of Seed & Spark to discuss Crowdfunding, producer Tara Ansley, actor Ian Anderson, along with many others.

The South Georgia Film Festival received over 450 submissions worldwide in 2018. This year’s festival will include feature and short films over three days at two campus locations. Along with screenings from national and international filmmakers, the festival again will be having high school and college filmmakers competing for scholarships to Valdosta State University, thanks to the support of the University Admissions Office.

Passes to this year’s festival are currently available. The All Access VIP pass, which includes a t-shirt and access to the upcoming Georgia Production Partnership event costs $100. The Festival Pass which offers access to all screenings, panels and daily events are $40. Day Passes are $15. Tickets are available through the SouthGeorgiaFilm.com website.

For more information on the South Georgia Film Festival, visit SouthGeorgiaFilm.com or contact Prof. Jason Brown at 229-219-1298 or jasonebrown@valdosta.edu.

Joe Nowland, Director of WAKE UP

Pat Peacock, director of FOREVER

Savannah Treena, director of The Colored Girls Bathroom

Christopher Flippo, director of DOWN & YONDER

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City of Valdosta Sponsors Film Panel on Production in Georgia

CITY OF VALDOSTA SPONSORS FILM PANEL ON PRODUCTION IN GEORGIA

Niki Sappington, with the City of Barnesville, and Kathy Oxford, Executive Director of the Barnesville-Lamar Industrial Development Authority, posing with photos and books from the HBO Series SHARP OBJECTS that shot in Barnesville.

VALDOSTA – As part of the third Annual South Georgia Film Festival, the City of Valdosta is sponsoring a panel on the production of the TV Series “SHARP OBJECTS”, with Niki Sappington of the City of Barnesville and Kathy Oxford ofBarnesville-Lamar Industrial Authority. The panel will take place Saturday, March 2, at 3:30 pm in the Valdosta State University Student Union Conference Room as part of the festival’s day long screenings and panels.

The HBO Series used Barnesville in place of the book’s location of Wind Gap, Missouri. The production, starring Amy Adams, was shot in Georgia in 2017 thanks in part to the state’s tax incentives, available infrastructure, and beautiful scenery. Oxford and Sappington will discuss how their community worked with the production and benefited from their presence. The two have discussed their experiences with other Georgia communities as part of the Georgia Production Partnership.

The City of Valdosta supports the growth of entrepreneurship in the South Georgia economy. Named one of six America’s Friendliest Cities by Rand McNalley and USA Today’s Best of the Road contest in 2011, Valdosta is proud to be a part of the Georgia Camera Ready Community. The Georgia Camera Ready Community helps connect film and TV productions with skilled liaisons across the Valdosta area to provide local expertise and support The Valdosta-Lowndes County Conference Center & Tourism Authority continues to work to bring film production to our area of South Georgia.

“On Behalf of the City of Valdosta, we are honored to sponsor a panel that highlights a production filmed here in our great state. Barnesville is an example of what good can come from community organizations coming together. The State of Georgia is often listed as a top state for overall production of film and TV in the U.S. As the film industry continues to grow, we as a community continue to support it. The City of Valdosta is always looking for new ways to promote the art and film industry in our community,” said Mayor Gayle. “I am excited to welcome the South Georgia Film Festival to our community. This event adds distinct value to our community. ”

“Sharp Objects” was nominated for multiple awards, including Golden Globes for Best Limited Series or Television movie, Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Clarkson, and Best Actress for Amy Adams. Ms Clarkson took home the award for Best Supporting Actress. The eight-episode show is currently airing on HBO On Demand.

While the South Georgia Film Festival begins March 1, the Georgia Production Partnership (GPP) will be in town February 28 educating members of the Camera Ready program across South Georgia before holding a public event for anyone wanting to learn about how film production can impact the community and how your location can benefit from it. The GPP event will include Craig Dominey, Manager of the Camera Ready Georgia program; Jeffrey Stepakoff, Executive Director of the Georgia Film Academy; and Stratton Leopold, Hollywood Producer and owner of Savannah’s Leopold’s Ice Cream. The event is ten dollars for non-GPP members but is included in a South Georgia Film Festival VIP Pass.

The South Georgia Film Festival kicks off Friday March 1, with a day full of screenings and panels, and concludes with the opening night kickoff at Georgia Beer Company. The festival continues with short and features films on Saturday and Sunday, along with panels with visiting filmmakers and media professionals. Sunday concludes with an awards ceremony at 1 pm and the Georgia premiere of WAKE UP at 3:30 pm in the Valdosta State University Student Union Theater. For more information on tickets, visit SouthGeorgiaFilm.com

Along with the City of Valdosta, this year’s festival continues to connect with partners in the Valdosta community, including Valdosta State University, Georgia Power, Wild Adventures, the Turner Center for the Arts, WAITR, Valdosta Main Street, the Valdosta Daily Times, Miss Kate’s Tours and Coca-Cola. Promoting entrepreneurship through filmmaking, the festival continues to promote the regional film industry with panelists discussing both the craft and industrial impact of film for local businesses. This year’s festival has already secured panelists Brandi Nicole Payne of Seed & Spark to discuss Crowdfunding, producer Tara Ansley, actor Ian Anderson, along with many others not yet announced.

The South Georgia Film Festival received over 450 submissions worldwide in 2018. This year’s festival will include feature and short films over three days at two campus locations. Along with screenings from national and international filmmakers, the festival again will be having high school and college filmmakers competing for scholarships to Valdosta State University, thanks to the support of the University Admissions Office.

Passes to this year’s festival are currently available. The All Access VIP pass, which includes a t-shirt and access to the upcoming Georgia Production Partnership event costs $100. The Festival Pass which offers access to all screenings, panels and daily events are $40. Day Passes are $15. Tickets are available through the SouthGeorgiaFilm.com website.

For more information on the South Georgia Film Festival, visit SouthGeorgiaFilm.com or contact Prof. Jason Brown at 229-219-1298 or jasonebrown@valdosta.edu.

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HBO Promotion Video regarding shooting SHARP OBJECTS in Barnesville, GA

SGFF Hosts Georgia Premiere of Rosie Parks Film

SGFF Hosts Georgia Premiere of Rosa Parks Film

Dr. Angela Williamson, Director of MY LIFE WITH ROSIE, about the efforts to preserve the life and history of civil rights icon, Rosa Parks.

VALDOSTA – The South Georgia Film Festival will host the Georgia premiere of “My Life With Rosie,” a documentary about the preservation of Rosa Park’s legacy, by filmmaker Dr. Angela Sadler Williamson, who will be in attendance. The feature length documentary showcases a glimpse at the stoic civil rights icon through the eyes Carolyn Williams Green, her personal caretaker, and Dr. Jeanne Theoharris, noted historian and civil rights researcher.

Along with screening the film at 5 pm March 1 at the Valdosta State University Student Union Theater, Dr. Williamson will sit down with Dr. Leah Hunter, of Florida A&M, for a panel entitled “Preserving a Family’s Legacy: Unveiling the Real Story Behind Rosa Parks.” The panel will take place at noon March 1 in the Student Union Conference Rooms and is sponsored by the VSU African American Studies program as part of their Black History Month celebration.

The South Georgia Film Festival kicks off Friday March 1, with a day full of screenings and panels, and concludes with opening night Kickoff at Georgia Beer Company. The festival continues with short and features films on Saturday and Sunday, along with panels with visiting filmmakers and media professionals. Sunday concludes with an awards ceremony at 1 pm and the Georgia premiere of WAKE UP at 3:30 pm in the Valdosta State University Student Union Theater. For more information on tickets, visit SouthGeorgiaFilm.com

This year’s festival continues to connect with partners in the Valdosta community, including Valdosta State University, Georgia Power, Wild Adventures, the Turner Center for the Arts, WAITR, Valdosta Main Street, the Valdosta Daily Times, the City of Valdosta, Miss Kate’s Tours and Coca-Cola. Promoting entrepreneurship through filmmaking, the festival continues to promote the regional film industry with panelists discussing both the craft and industrial impact of film for local businesses. This year’s festival has also includes panelists Brandi Nicole Payne of Seed & Spark to discuss Crowdfunding, producer Tara Ansley, actor Ian Anderson, along with many others.

The South Georgia Film Festival received over 450 submissions worldwide in 2018. This year’s festival will include feature and short films over three days at two campus locations. Along with screenings from national and international filmmakers, the festival again will be having high school and college filmmakers competing for scholarships to Valdosta State University, thanks to the support of the University Admissions Office.

Passes to this year’s festival are currently available. The All Access VIP pass, which includes a t-shirt and access to the upcoming Georgia Production Partnership event costs $100. The Festival Pass which offers access to all screenings, panels and daily events are $40. Day Passes are $15 and only include screenings and panels on the VSU campus. Tickets are available through the SouthGeorgiaFilm.com website.

For more information on the South Georgia Film Festival, visit SouthGeorgiaFilm.com or contact Prof. Jason Brown at 229-219-1298 or jasonebrown@valdosta.edu.

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Trailer for the film – http://bit.ly/MyLifeWithRosieTrailer

 

SGFF Announces Opening Night KICK-OFF at Georgia Beer Company

SOUTH GEORGIA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OPENING NIGHT KICK-OFF AT GEORGIA BEER COMPANY

VALDOSTA – Kicking off the third annual South Georgia Film Festival, Georgia Beer Company is sponsoring an opening night event on March 1, 2019. Taking place along South Brigg Street behind the revitalized 100 year-old brewery, the Opening Night Kick-off will include fun, food and drinks for the entire community.

Along with Georgia Beer Company, Miss Kate’s Tours and Valdosta Main Street are working to make the most of this event by reaching out to local restaurants and vendors to showcase food and fun available locally. Filling the space behind the 100 year-old brick building on South Briggs Street, the event will showcase for visiting filmmakers what’s exciting in Valdosta.

“Like filmmaking, Georgia Beer Company is both art and industry,” said Jason Brown, Festival Director and Associate Professor of Mass Media at Valdosta State University. “We want to partner with the best of what’s happening, and to us, that means great people like Chris Jones and Jack Martin at Georgia Beer, Valdosta State alumni who have made something and brought it back to our community.”

“This will be the first large event at the brewery upon opening,” Chris Jones of Georgia Beer Company said. “Thanks to Valdosta State University, Jason Brown and the South Georgia Film Festival for putting together this awesome event.”

Having recently started their first large batch, Georgia Beer Company is a start-up brewery producing craft beer here in Valdosta. The brewery expects to be open to the public in the first quarter of 2019. They plan on distributing kegs and cans through grocery stores, package stores, bars, restaurants and other licensed retailers. Patrons will be able to purchase pints on-site in the tap room.

“As part of this event, folks will purchase a collectors’ glass when they enter for either a beer or soft drink,” Jones said. “The festival will have a special VIP section inside the brewery to see how the magic happens.”

Starting at 6 pm, admission to the event will be $10, which includes a glass and their first drink. South Georgia Film Festival pass holders have their admission covered, with VIP Pass holders receiving special access during the event, along with the many other perks during the festival, including a ticket to the Georgia Production Partnership South Region meeting on Feb. 28. Festival passes are available now at SouthGeorgiaFilm.com.

Entering its third year, the South Georgia Film Festival continues to connect with partners in the Valdosta community, including Valdosta State University, Georgia Power, Wild Adventures, the Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta Main Street, the Valdosta Daily Times, Miss Kate’s Tours, Talk 92.1, and Fusion Marketing. Promoting entrepreneurship through filmmaking, the festival continues to promote the regional film industry with panelists discussing both the craft and industrial impact of film for local businesses. This year’s festival has already secured panelists Brandi Nicole Payne of Seed & Spark to discuss Crowdfunding, producer Tara Ansley, actor Ian Anderson, along with many others not yet announced.

The South Georgia Film Festival received over 450 submissions worldwide in 2018. This year’s festival will include feature and short films over three days at two campus locations. Along with screenings from national and international filmmakers, the festival again will be having high school and college filmmakers competing for scholarships to Valdosta State University, thanks to the support of the University Admissions Office.

Passes to this year’s festival are currently available. The All Access VIP pass, which includes a t-shirt and access to the upcoming Georgia Production Partnership event costs $100. The Festival Pass which offers access to all screenings, panels and daily events are $40. Tickets are available through the SouthGeorgiaFilm.com website.

For more information on the South Georgia Film Festival, visit SouthGeorgiaFilm.com or contact Prof. Jason Brown at 229-219-1298 or jasonebrown@valdosta.edu. For more information on Georgia Beer Company, visit GeorgiaBeerCompany.com.

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