Atlanta Film Series is an annual collection of various Georgia film festivals in Atlanta, Georgia. With five unique Atlanta film festivals per year, there is something for everyone.
Atlanta Documentary Film Festival (Atlanta Docufest) is held in March and highlights the very best short and feature-length documentary films from across the globe.
Atlanta's premiere short film festival, Atlanta Shortsfest, is held in June and features the best short films of the year.
Atlanta Underground Film Festival, held in August, showcases short and feature-length films by today's most talented indie filmmakers.
Atlanta Horror Film Festival, held in October, spotlights the top independent horror films in the world.
Their newest event, Atlanta Micro Short Film Festival, is held in March. This event is a non-stop day packed with films under 5 minutes from the world's best micro short filmmakers.
Atlanta Film Series is an organization of independent filmmakers, musicians and artists who have been producing events in Atlanta since 2002. They began with a monthly event called WellFair held at Atlanta’s famous MJQ Concourse. The event featured independent films, live music, and art from Atlanta’s up and coming talent.
In 2004, after two years of the successful monthly event, the group decided to focus on a large-scale annual festival, Atlanta Underground Film Festival (AUFF). The festival was a much needed addition to the Atlanta film scene by creating a safe place for independent filmmakers to thrive in a welcoming and down-to-earth setting.
In 2006, after two years of AUFF, the group noticed there was an abundance of incredible documentary films being submitted. They decided to create a space for those documentary films and Atlanta’s first documentary film festival, Atlanta Documentary Film Festival (Docufest), was born. Today, the Atlanta Docufest continues as one of the most important film festivals for documentaries in Atlanta.
That same year, the creators of AUFF and Docufest realized there was a lack of independent horror films showcased in the city, and Atlanta’s first horror film festival, Atlanta Horror Film Festival (Atlanta Horrorfest), was founded. The Atlanta Horror Film Festival had the simple goal of creating a non-stop party which spotlights the most talented horror filmmakers in the world. Years later, the Atlanta Horror Film Festival is known for being the biggest and bloodiest film festival in the city.
Fast forward to 2010, and Atlanta Film Series established Atlanta’s first film festival focused exclusively on short films under 45 minutes, Atlanta Shortsfest. The festival was immediately a favorite for filmmakers and their fans who come together every year to celebrate the very best short films in the world.
Over 20 years later, as social media has caused us to develop shorter attention spans, the group has launched Atlanta’s first film festival dedicated to ultra short films, Atlanta Micro Film Festival. The festival will feature over 150 films from every country with the running times of 5 minutes or less.
The five events under the Atlanta Film Series umbrella have all helped bolster the Atlanta film community to become the hot spot for filmmakers, their films, and their fans.
Join us for all of the Atlanta Film Series events. We look forward to another 20 amazing years of promoting and supporting independent film!
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