South Georgia Film Festival Announces 2021 Award Winners

MARCH 7, 2021
* UPDATE MARCH 14, 2021

VALDOSTA – After a unique year, the South Georgia Film Festival announces its 2021 Winners and extends the virtual window to watch them. Starting Monday, March 8, all of the 2021 winners can be viewed in a Winners Block on the Eventive platform for $5 through March 12. The festival now opens public voting for best poster.

This year’s winners include Best of Fest winner PINE MOUNTAIN OVERNIGHT from Director Geena Marie Hernandez is the adolescent story of camping, puberty, and Big Foot; Best Feature is BLEEDING AUDIO about the band The Matches’ struggle in the music business; Best High School goes to DAVID ISN’T HERE ANYMORE from Director Josh Ceranic about a haunted house and a determined realtor; Best College is WING IT from Jillian Lucia and Brendan Arena about an inspired Dragon; Best Short is ALICE from Laura Scrivano based on the Noel Coward poem; Best Family Friendly is HANGRY by Clint Till about hungry reverend in a retirement home; Best Animation is SOPHIE & JACOB from Max Shoham. This year, the judges also recognize one filmmaker as a Rising Filmmaker – JACOBE LOVE with his documentary A DANGEROUS SILENCE, about domestic violence in Columbus, GA.

Along with the other 106 films of the festival, this year’s winners will be available through Friday March 12 on the Eventive platform at

The Festival has one more award to announce – Best Poster – which will be chosen by the public. After a week of public voting, the winner of the Best Poster award goes to DOLPHIN ISLAND.

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.

For more information on the South Georgia Film Festival, visit or contact Prof. Jason Brown at 229-219-1298

Congratulations to all of this years winners
Best College – WING IT
Best Family Friendly- HANGRY
Best Short- ALICE
Best Animation- SOPHIE & JACOB
Rising Filmmaker- JACOBE LOVE


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.

Check out the survey below and vote for your favorite poster from over 100 films in the 2021 South Georgia Film Festival.
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Some of the posters from the 2021 South Georgia Film Festival

Voting / Virtual Screenings end Friday March 12.

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