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Atlanta Film Festival

24 March - 2 April 2017

Contact: Christopher Holland


Phone: 678-856-3245

Fax: -

Address: 25 Park Place NE, Suite 800 P.O. Box 5060

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award qualifying festivals in the U.S.—is one of the nation’s preeminent celebrations of cinema. The Atlanta Film Festival is also one of the largest and longest-running festivals in the country, showcasing 200+ new independent, international, animated, documentary, and short films.

Theme(s): Oscar-qualifying fest for animated shorts

Year established: 1976

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival but with a specific animation category

Submission deadline:
30 September 2016

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $30-80


  • Animated Short
  • Experimental

Format(s) accepted for submission:

  • FilmFreeway
  • Withoutabox


Festival recognised by: (what does this mean?)

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Link to entry form

Been? Why not write a review for this festival?

  • Now I didn’t visit this festival, sadly, but I did have a fair bit of contact with them. They organised a screening of my short animation ‘Sausage’ as part of a food evening, serving food from the films after, which is a very cool idea. Including much promotion for the night! They also offered to contribute to my travel costs over there if I also gave a talk on ‘Illustration in Animation’, as well as a Q&A, but I was too tied up to take them up on the offer. They’re basically a very involved, lovely and inspired festival that offer much more to us film makers than most. I wish I could have made it over, and urge all to submit, but also to start a dialogue soon as poss as they are very receptive and helpful to the whole concept of the ‘Festival Circuit’. Best of luck…