Atlanta Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival shines in theatres

When: April 25 – May 5, 2024
Where: Downtown Atlanta

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The Atlanta Film Festival is one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the country and draws an audience of more than 25,000 independent film enthusiasts, movie fans and filmmakers to Atlanta. ‘Indies’ and supporters have the opportunity to view more than 150 films over a seven-day period during the film festival – one of only two dozen Academy Award qualifiers for narrative short films. The Atlanta Film Festival showcases a variety of genres, among them documentaries, narratives, foreign films, experimental film, animation and local production.

Reasons to go to the Atlanta Film Festival

  1. In addition to top notch independent films from around the globe, movie enthusiasts can mix and mingle with filmmakers and industry professionals during a variety of Atlanta Film Festival events including awards ceremonies and workshops. Past honorees of the IMAGE Film Award Gala include Cicely Tyson, Spike Lee, Burt Reynolds, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.
  2. The Atlanta Film Festival was founded in 1976 by IMAGE Film & Video Center, now known as Atlanta Film Festival 365 (ATLFF365). The nonprofit media arts organization based in Atlanta hosts a variety of events celebrating film and art throughout the year. The Atlanta Film Festival, presented by Turner Broadcasting, is its most distinguished event.
  3. ATLFF is one of only a handful of film festivals worldwide that is Academy Award-qualifying in all three categories (live-action short, animation short, and documentary short subject).
  4. Attendees can immerse themselves in the Atlanta Film Festival experience through Eventive, which allows participants to watch movie trailers, schedule screenings on the their personal film festival calendar and rate them after they have been viewed.

Know before you go

Where is the Atlanta Film Festival held?

The Atlanta Film Festival is held in a variety of event venues throughout the Atlanta area.

How much are tickets to the Atlanta Film Festival?

General tickets may be purchased online both prior to and during the festival. With the purchase of an Atlanta Film Society annual membership, you get both year-round benefits and access to the annual 10-day film festival. What that access includes will depend on what level you purchase at, but every level supports the Atlanta film community. Questions? Call or text the Atlanta Film Society box office at 470-296-0170 or email

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