“Sgt Stubby” comes to SGFF for Family Fun

February 22, 2020

VALDOSTA, GA – Families can enjoy the South Georgia Film Festival as it will conclude with the animated film Sgt Stubby: An Animated Hero, about the real-life story of America’s most decorated dog. The screening will be free for all families Sunday, March 8 at 1:30 pm in the Valdosta State University Student Union Theater.

With voice acting from Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter, and Gerard Depardieu, the animated film about a stray dog from New Haven, Conn., joining a troop of soldiers off for World War I. The adorably animated film presents a historically accurate portrayal of battles in Europe for the point-of-view of young children.

Rated PG, Stubby is one of a few animated films families of all ages will appreciate during the festival, including Imani’s Skin, another animated film about a multi-racial classroom; and William’s Words, and animated film about Williams Shakespeare.

Festival screenings will take place at the VSU Student Union Theater at the corner of Baytree and North Oak Street. Over the three days, visitors can park at both the Oak Street Parking Deck and the University Center parking lot. With numerous panels and screenings, attendees will find plenty to do.

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 Richard Baxter to discuss Columbus, GA new tax incentives for film, Brent Simond of Illinois State University to discuss crowdfunding his documentary on country music, the Georgia Production Partnership’s South Regional meeting, and much more.

The South Georgia Film Festival includes sponsorships from Georgia Power, Georgia Beer Company, the Georgia Council for the Arts, Valdosta State University, the Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority, Wild Adventures, the Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta Main Street, the Valdosta Daily Times, Ashley Street Station, the City of Valdosta, the Williams Hotel Group, MUBI, and the Criterion Channel.

Passes to this year’s festival are currently available. The All Access VIP pass, which includes a t-shirt and access to the VIP areas costs $100. The Festival Pass which offers access to all screenings, panels and daily events are $40. Day Passes are $15 for all screenings and panels. Both High School and College students can get a free Day Pass with their school id to all screenings and panels.

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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2019 Festival Passes Are Now Available

You can order your 2019 South Georgia Film Festival pass today.

Passes are discounted now through the end of the year!


The All Access VIP Pass gives you the follow advantages:

  • First serve access to all screenings during the festival
  • Access to all panels and announced daily events
  • Access to the Festival Green Room with snacks and drinks where you can meet visiting filmmakers
  • Your own South Georgia Film Festival t-shirt
  • A ticket to the Feb. 28 Georgia Production Partnership (GPP) event featuring the Georgia Film Office
  • And more that we’ve not yet announced!

The All Access VIP Pass is currently available for $75 until Dec. 31 at midnight. Those passes will then go up to $100.


The Film Festival Pass offers you the following:

  • First serve access to all screenings during the festival
  • Access to all panels and announced daily events

The Film Festival Pass is currently $35, but will go up to $40 beginning January 1.


During the festival, you can also purchase Day Passes which allow you access to screenings and panels for $15.
You’ll pick up all passes at the festival beginning Feb. 28.


To purchase passes – go to https://filmfreeway.com/SOUTHGEORGIAFILMFESTIVAL/tickets

For more information on tickets, events or screenings, contact Festival Director Jason Brown at jasonebrown@valdosta.edu or 229-219-1298.

GPP Meeting Rescheduled

The GPP South Georgia Regional meeting cancelled due to Hurricane Michael has been rescheduled for Feb. 28 on the campus of Valdosta State University. Details of participants is till to come.

The event is free for GPP, as well as for VIP All Access Passholders for the South Georgia Film Festival. Admission is $10 for anyone else.

Stay tuned for more information!