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Atlanta Film Festival

1 April 2016 - 10 April 2016

Contact: Christopher Holland


Phone: 678-856-3245

Fax: -

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

Festival website

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: 14 November 2015

Entry fee: (US Dollar) $45

Award categories:
  • Animated Short
  • Experimental
  • Best Animated Short (Academy Award® nomination)
Format(s) accepted for submission:
  • DVD
  • Vimeo Upload
  • Withoutabox

Requirements: see withoutabox or film freeway entries for full rules and requirements

Festival recognised by:
(what does this mean?)
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars)

  Link to entry form


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One Response to Atlanta Film Festival

  1. 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…


    Robert Grieves -
    April 1, 2014

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