Last year alone, the Atlanta Film Festival received 3,761 film entries from filmmakers around the globe. From these hopefuls we have only the capacity to program a little more than 200 films. How do we decide which films to play? How do we go through those thousands of entries to sort the ones that will please our local audience the best?
We get help. A lot of help.
Most of that help comes from our volunteer screening committee. Members of this team watch dozens (sometimes hundreds) of short and feature films each, evaluating them along the way. This helps the programming team sort out the worthy from the not-so-worthy so they can make the final decisions.
Seeing as the first submissions for the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival are already rolling in, we'd like to offer you the chance to join this elite team. Volunteer screeners can earn a variety of perks (free tickets and passes to the festival) based on how many films they watch, and films can be watched most anywhere you have an internet connection.
If you feel like you have the fortitude, the courage, and the spare time required to sail the oceans of independent cinema with us, tell us more about you! We look forward to hearing from you.