“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

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