April 13 - 22, 2018

Celebrating its 42nd year, the Atlanta Film Festival is the region’s preeminent celebration of cinema. The organization offers entertainment, networking, education & professional development year-round. The festival itself is one of the largest and longest-running in the region. It is also the most distinguished event in its class, recognized as the 'Best Spring Festival' by Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 'Best Film Festival' by Creative Loafing, Sunday Paper, 10Best and Atlanta Magazine, as well as one of the '25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World' and one of '50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee' by MovieMaker Magazine.

Pick Up Your Badge at Festival Headquarters (Poncey Highland Café)
640 N Highland Ave NE Atlanta, Georgia 30306

Wednesday, April 11 — 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 12 — 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, April 13 - Sunday April 22 — 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Creative Conference

As ATLFF's educational programming track, the five-day Creative Conference consists of roughly 40 panels, talks and demos that delve deeper into the captivating world of cinema, focusing on topics such as screenwriting, acting, producing, casting, funding and distribution—and how they all come together to make a film or television episode.

The Films We Program

We take pride in the films we program; we're constantly searching for fresh, innovative, and inspiring means of cinema. As one of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying events in the country, the Atlanta Film Festival showcases over 200 films annually to over 27,000 attendees across a ten day event each spring. Each year the Atlanta Film Festival receives over 6,000 submissions from 120+ countries across the globe.