EAT, DRINK & B-INDIE: Local Filmmaker Talkback


EDBI: Local Filmmaker Talkback

DATE: 11/19/19
TIME: 7:30pm-9:30pm
LOCATION: Manuel's Tavern (map)

Are you a local filmmaker? Atlanta’s film community is ever-growing and the Atlanta Film Society would like to hear from local filmmakers to see where you would like to go in your career and how we can be of assistance! This is your chance to meet the Atlanta Film Society Staff and other filmmakers!

Members of the Atlanta Film Society Staff (Community Relations, Programming, Operations, and Business) will be in attendance to answer your questions.

SUBSUME SUMMIT - ATL Creative + Tech Meetup



The SUBSUME SUMMIT brings Atlanta’s storytelling communities together to connect and collaborate. Art. Tech. Social Innovation. Fun.

About this Event

The SUBSUME SUMMIT is a one-day event that allows the Atlanta community to meet, engage, and support its Creative Neighbors who influence a diaspora of art, social commentary, and popular cultures.

SUBSUME is a community that seeks to connect Atlanta’s Creative Class and champion its unique needs, expectations, voice, and collaborative futures.

#SUBSUMEatl2019 takes place Saturday, November 9th at Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History from 11am to 6pm.

Come out and vibe + connect with the artists, authors, technologists, filmmakers, and other fellow creatives that make Atlanta the cultural center of the world.

With an eclectic mix of engaging speakers, artist vending and programming, the Summit will become a unique experiment of art and community.

Proceeds from our donation tickets will go to the participating artists as well as generate an overall donation to the Auburn Avenue Research Library to continue its educational and cultural works.

Engagement Tracks and Events

  • Arts and Creative Media

  • Technology and E-Sports

  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Speculative Fiction and Comics

  • MECCAcon International Film Festival

Panels and Workshops

11AM – Coding Workshop with International Game Developers Association

12 Noon – Creative Writing in Comics, Novels and Scripts

1PM – Get Your GUAP - Cryptocurrency 101 and Enrollment Workshop

2PM – SEED & SPARK Presents: Crowdfunding to Build Independence

2PM - Social Innovation and Tech: Creating Our Own Answers

3PM – State of Black Speculative Fiction Author Panel

3PM – Animation in Atlanta presented by ASIFA - South

4PM – Storytelling and VR

4PM – Photographic Storytelling: Cosplay Edition


11a - 12p

MY LOVE, ETHIOPIA - Gabrielle Tesfaye 15mLOREEN’s GOTTA BOOGIE - Bobby Yan, Chantal Maurice 15mSEE YOU YESTERDAY (original short) - Stefon Bristol - 15MANHOOD - Rodney Stringfellow - 11m

12p -1

MALIKA: WARRIOR QUEEN - YouNeek Studios - 15mSHOWTIME - Shawn Antoine II - 15mKNOCK KNOCK - Kennikki Jones-Jones - 14mLU - Korstiaan Vandiver, starring Nate Parker - 10m

1p - 2p

Panel - THE ARTIVISM OF SHORT FILMMAKING - workshop w/ Korstiaan Vandiver

3p - 3:45

Panel - MECCAcon IFF Panel

3:45 - 5p

K.I.N.G. - Rashad Frett - 13msWOMAN OUTSIDE - starring Yolonda Ross - 20mSWEET SWEET COUNTRY - Dehanza Daye Rogers, starring Gbenga Akinnagbe,- 20mTHE YOUTH - Dehanza Daye Rogers, starring Yolonda Ross, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine - 15m

SUBSUME will keep Atlanta’s creative legacies accessible through experiences, education and support while protecting its sustainability through creativity, living wages, healthcare and representation.

Our event is proudly sponsored by Georgia Tech and by Seed & Spark. Participants include Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (RCIE), Atlanta Influences Everything, The State of Black Science Fiction, ASIFA-South, MECCAcon IFF, Art Is King, Korstiaan Vandiver, and many more.

All paid donation tickets are non-refundable. Tickets, while not a requirement for entry, go towards the functioning of this event and venue.

The support of our fellow creators and our community are very much appreciated by SUBSUME and MECCAcon IFF staff.



The Producers Guild/ATL chapter is bringing the film/filmmaker discussion of THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING to Atlanta.



Our feeling is that this is an important catalyst to have a discussion that helps us understand:

- The history and systemic exclusion of women & people of color from our business

- Why and how things must change

- Why it’s important for men to get involved in this issue.

- How Georgia can overturn and avoid making the same mistakes (I believe that we’re already doing that - but we can do more)

DATE: Sunday, Nov 3rd, 2019TIME: 7:00 p.m. Screening, followed by a discussion with three of the filmmakers (Ends at 9:45)PLACE The Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
FILM SYNOPSIS:Told first-hand by some of Hollywood’s leading voices* behind and in front of the camera, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING is a feature-length documentary that uncovers what is beneath one of the most confounding dilemmas in the entertainment industry—the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women. It looks at the history, empirical evidence, and systemic forces that foster gender discrimination and thus reinforce disparity in our culture. Most importantly, the film seeks solutions from within and outside the industry, and around the world.

(*Meryl Streep, Shonda Rhimes, Taraji P. Henson, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Oh, Jill Holoway, Geena Davis, Judd Apatow, Rose McGowan, Rashida Jones & many others)


TWITTER @ThisChangesEverythingHollywood 

FB: @GoodDeedEnt

#ThisChangesEverything #ThisChangesEverythingFilm

FILMMAKERS DISCUSSION: Producers Simone Pero, Maria Giese, and Producer/Director Tom Donahue will discuss how this film came to be and how it’s very relevant to the film industry in Georgia as well as worldwide. 

TICKET PRICES: $15.00 per person

Georgia Production Partnership Holiday Party



December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We invite you to our annual holiday party – open to members and non-members!  Mix and mingle with music and others in your industry. Enjoy 1 drink on us, appetizers and cash bar!

When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: The Armour Event Center
269 Armour Drive.
Atlanta, GA 30329 

Attire: Festive/Casual.

Purchase Tickets Here.

Join us at Versailles '73 and Support Georgia Independent Film


Join us in supporting #SeasonoftheWitchesMovie director, Deborah Riley Draper, at a screening of her award-winning fashion documentary, Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution, hosted by The Georgia Hollywood Review Saturday, November 2 at the Plaza Theater. Tickets are $13 and include a reception and a filmmaker Q&A with Deborah.

  • Event: GHR Kickoff Screening of "Versailles '73: American Revolution"

  • Time: 3-6P

  • Date: Saturday, 11/2

  • Place: Atlanta Plaza Theater (1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE)

  • Tickets:

All proceeds will be donated to the our Film Independent development fund!!!

ASIFA South Monthly Mixer


About This Event

ASIFA-SOUTH holds a monthly mixer every last Wednesday of the month at Joystick Gamebar. Event is free and open to the public so professional and aspiring art-lovers and filmmakers are all welcomed to join. Casual attire. Check our calendar to see our next upcoming animation networking event date!

When: September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Address: Joystick Gamebar - 427 Edgewood Ave SEAtlanta, GA 30312

About ASIFA-South: We aim to put the spotlight on our artist and animators locally and globally. Our signature event, the ASIFAC Animation Festival, runs annually. Our jury panel includes head of studios, producers, lead/ directors from Floyd County, Bento Box Entertainment, Awesome Inc, Dreamworks TV, Adultswim, PrimalScreen and more. We also run panels with experts from local and international studios with talks on AR, VR animation techniques, cutting edge and innovation in Animation, and more. We also actively participated in the annual ASIFA International Animation Day where we exchange animations with our participating ASIFA partners from over 50 chapters all over the world including Australia, Portland, Austria, Thailand and more. We also aim to help animators be able to connect with animators from other chapters no matter where they might decide they want to move to next with our international liaisons. Focused on putting the spotlight on artists and animations in Atlanta exposure, in partnership with the Atlanta Film Festival, there is a big emphasis on public screening of films made by locals along with current plans to partner up with other film festivals in the southeast region. ASIFA-South also has a closed directory of animators in Atlanta and nearby regions that we offer to vetted animation studios.

AJFF: On Campus


About This Event

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival continues its commitment to harnessing the power of cinematic storytelling to educate high school and college students about current events, historical topics and global communities through the AJFF On Campus initiative, returning to Emory University September 15-17 and expanding to Pace Academy with a screening on September 5. AJFF On Campus at Emory will include five narrative and documentary favorites from past festivals, exhibited across three days at the Goodrich C. White Hall auditorium. A new partnership with Pace Academy will feature an encore presentation in the Fine Arts Center of the documentary Witness Theater, a behind-the-scenes look at an intergenerational program which brings together Holocaust survivors and high school students.

AJFF On Campus is open to Pace Academy and Emory University students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public. Both events will feature past AJFF film favorites, and special guest speakers.

Jump to a Film:

Address: Emory University - White Hall Building: 301 Dowman Dr., Atlanta, GA 30307

Tickets Here:

About AJFF: The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is a cinematic exploration of Jewish experience — Jewish culture and history, life in Israel, and the work of Jewish artists — particularly where these stories intersect with other communities both here in Atlanta and around the world. Seeking to use the power of film to both entertain and educate, AJFF challenges conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing the Jewish and global communities.

AT&T Revolt Summit Creator Incubator


AT&T Revolt Summit Creator Incubator
Deadline 8/22/19

AT&T and Ghetto Film School are looking for ten emerging filmmakers ages 18-24 to document their experiences at the Revolt LA & ATL Summits, where we will explore the intersection of media, hip hop, and technology.

5 LA-based filmmakers and 5 ATL-based filmmakers will be selected to join AT&T and Ghetto Film School at the REVOLT Summit in their city. With hands-on training and mentorship from Ghetto Film School and special access and connections made by AT&T, filmmakers will create a behind-the-scenes featurette. The featurettes produced will highlight the current evolving culture and experience at the center of hip hop, technology and media in both cities with access, authenticity, and insight. Employing some elements of Reality TV / Cinema Verite style, the featurettes will include observational footage, man-on-the-street interviews and 'confessionals'. GFS will work with creators from concept development to production, to post-production.

WIFTA Pitch It! Atlanta


Early Bird Deadline EXTENDED! Get $50 Off Pitch It! Atlanta Registration through Saturday, July 20th. Don't miss your chance to pitch to TV and Film executives from these companies:

  • Backroads Entertainment

  • UPtv and UPtv streaming

  • HGTV/Travel Channel

  • HGTV/Cooking Channel

  • Discovery Communications

  • NBC Universal

  • DuBose Entertainment

  • And more....

2019 Pitch It! Atlanta

Training Sessions: Saturday, July 20th, August 3rd and 10th

Pitch It! Atlanta: Saturday, August 17th 

Just what you've been waiting opportunity to pitch your concept to network executives from around the country! Join WIFTA for this extraordinary chance to move an idea to a reality. 

Pitch It! Atlanta is designed for content creators in the Southeast to pitch their television and film projects to network, production and studio executives from across the country. This event includes three training workshops designed to prepare creators for the culminating one day Pitch It! Atlanta pitch fest.

Film and television executives who are interested in discovering new ideas, unique voices and untold stories from fresh perspectives descend upon Atlanta to experience the extraordinary talent in our state.  

Pitch It! Atlanta is a unique opportunity for participants to engage in training sessions designed to hone their storytelling and then use those acquired skills to pitch in the culminating event - Pitch It! Atlanta. Here's what you can expect:

  • Training Session 1 - Saturday, July 20th from 10 AM to 3 PM: Creating, Packaging & Pitching: Unscripted TV - General Assembly, 675 Ponce De Leon Avenue, NE W207 Atlanta, GA 30308

  • Training Session 2 - Saturday, August 3rd from 10 AM to 3 PM: Creating, Packaging & Pitching: Scripted TV & Features with Ty Johnston - General Assembly, 675 Ponce De Leon Avenue, NE W207 Atlanta, GA 30308

  • Training Session 3 - Saturday, August 10th from 10 AM to 3 PM: Pitch Boot Camp with Mark & Jeanne Simon - General Assembly, 675 Ponce De Leon Avenue, NE W207 Atlanta, GA 30308

  • Pitch It! Atlanta - Saturday, August 17th from 9 AM to 1 PM: Westside Cultural Arts Center, 760 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Film Pitch ATL - June

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About This Event

Engage with some of the southeast’s most talented independent filmmakers. Listen as they tell you about their most current production and how they plan to take it from script to screen. Learn from them as they explain their concept, how they find cast and crew, their financing strategy, and their marketing and business plan... aka how do they plan to distribute their film and actually make money!

After each pitch, the director/producer of the project will open the floor to questions for a 5 minute Q&A with the audience... ask them anything!

Each project that pitches already has a finished script and is deep into pre-production, with the ability to begin principal photography within 6 months. Their presentation at Film Pitch ATL is to help them gain more exposure for their project, close a funding round, fill final cast and crew positions, and potentially begin distribution conversations.

Join us in the audience if you're an investor, a potential investor, actor, above and below the line crew, film business professionals, film enthusiast, or just curious to learn more about the ATL film scene.

Evening Schedule 
Doors open and networking @ 6:00 PM

Pitch Event @ 7:00PM

RSVP Here:


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