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Savannah Film Festival


Hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Savannah Film Festival features the best in independent and innovative film from around the world. From feature-length films to two-minute shorts, the annual festival presents a full range of cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers.


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SCAD line-up for 22nd annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival

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  Nation's largest university-run film festival to feature opening night gala screening of The Aeronauts and closing night screening of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood along with the prestigious Docs to Watch program, Signature screenings and more   The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) celebrates the 22nd SCAD Savannah Film Festival, an annual acclamation of cinematic excellence, Oct. 26 – Nov. 2. As the largest university-run film festival in the country, it ...

SCAD Honorees for 22nd Annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival

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  2019 honorees to include Aldis Hodge, Daniel Kaluuya, Danielle Macdonald, Samantha Morton, Elisabeth Moss, Valerie Pachner, Alan Silvestri, and Olivia Wilde   Breakout Award honorees include Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jharrel Jerome, Mena Massoud, and Camila Morrone   SAVANNAH, Ga. -  The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) 2019 honorees to be recognized at the 22nd annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival, taking place Oct. 26 - Nov. 2. Now the largest univers...

Interview with Writer/Director Marco Calvani for 'The View from Up Here' (2017)

New York based Italian writer/director Marco Calvani's latest short film 'The View from Up Here' (2017) is a drama about contrasts in culture, worldview and perspective in today's geopolitical climate. Set in New York, neighbors Claire (Melissa Leo) and Lila (Leïla Bekhti) face a complicated situation when forced to live beside each other despite their polarized differences. Produced by Falling Up Films and Move Movie, it held its world premiere at the 2017 Savannah ...

Interview with Writer/Director Dean Matthew Ronalds for "Fourplay" (2018)

  Dean Matthew Ronalds is a New York based Writer/Director/Producer known for films “Meet the Browns” (2009) and “Screamers” (2016). His recent short film “The View From Up Here” (2017) that he produced for director Marco Calvani stars Cesar winning Leila Bekhti and Oscar winning actress Melissa Leo has gained international recognition. His recent feature as writer/director “Fourplay” (2018) is a black and white Woody Allen-esque New...

Interview with Director Nicholas Brennan for 'MAMA' at 20th SCAD Savannah Film Festival

  'MAMA' film still. Photo by Anne Ackermann. Director of 'MAMA'. Photo by Anne Ackermann. Filmmaker at New York's CNN Courageous Studio, director Nicholas Brennan screened his short film 'MAMA' (2017) at the 20th annual SCAD Savannah International Film Festival. Produced by Samson Ntale, Brennan's film tells the story of real life wonder woman Gertrude Nakanwagi in Ugandan village Kayunga; a traditional birth attendant, she acts as a 2nd 'mama'...

Interview with Actor William H. Macy and Producer Rachel Winter for 'Krystal' (2017) at SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Director William H. Macy onstage at 'Krystal' Q&A during 20th Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival on November 3, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for SCAD) Actor William H. Macy's feature film directorial debut 'Krystal' (2017), about a sickly young man who is forced to live a sequestered existence who forms an infatuation with a stripper, recently screened at the 20th Annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival. As an actor, Macy has won mult...

Interview with Actor Robert Pattinson at 20th Annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Actor Robert Pattinson at Trustees Theater during 20th Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for SCAD) Robert Pattinson ('Harry Potter' 2005, 'Twilight' 2008, 'Cosmopolis' 2012, 'The Lost City of Z' 2016) recently starred in the indie film 'Good Time' (2017) about two bank robber brothers who get separated when a heist goes wrong. The film has met with critical acclaim at international film festivals. Directe...

Interview with Actor John Boyega at 20th Annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Actor John Boyega poses backstage with Vanguard Award at Trustees Theater during 20th Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival on November 2, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for SCAD) Actor John Boyega first received worldwide attention with his breakout role as Moses in director Joe Cornish's film 'Attack the Block' (2011). Since then, he has been steadily ascending his illustrious career ladder with roles in followup films as Ugwu in 'Half of a...

Interview with Writer Jim Taylor at SCAD Savannah Film Festival

  Writer Jim Taylor onstage at 'Downsizing' Q&A during 20th Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival on November 2, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for SCAD)   Oscar Winning writer/producer Jim Taylor attended the 20th annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival. Taylor has written scripts such as 'Election' (1999), 'About Schmidt' (2002), 'Sideways' (2004), for which he won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, and most re...

Interview with Producer J. Miles Dale and actor Richard Jenkins at 20th annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Producer J. Miles Dale onstage at 'The Shape of Water' screening at Trustees Theater during 20th Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival on November 2, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for SCAD) Winner of the Golden Lion at this year's Venice Film Festival, Guillermo del Toro's latest film 'The Shape of Water' (2017) is a Cold War magical realism love story set in 1962. The film is sweeping up awards at international film festivals and ha...

Interview with Actress/Director Kyra Sedgwick at SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Actress Kyra Sedgwick. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD) 'Story of a Girl' (2017). Synopsis: “When a compromising video of sixteen year old Deanna Lambert hits social media, her teenage life is changed forever. Overcoming bullies, hurtful school-yard taunts and the enduring rage and disappointment of her father, Deanna longs to escape a life defined by her past. Directed by Kyra Sedgwick (feature directorial debut) and starring Ryann Shane, Jon Tenney and Kevin Bacon, b...

The SCAD Savannah Film Festival Celebrated the 20th Anniversary, Capping off a Successful Week!

  Actor Robert Pattinson with Maverick Award backstage at Trustees Theater during 20th Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival on November 3, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for SCAD) The SCAD Savannah Film Festival celebrated days seven and eight of the 20th anniversary event, capping off a successful week! On Friday, Nov. 3, Robert Pattinson received the Maverick Award after participating in a conversation following the screening of “Good Time&rdqu...

SCAD SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS

From a record-breaking 4,000 submissions, 11 award winners announced today The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced the 20th anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival competition films winners during a celebratory luncheon, held at the historic Olde Pink House. Eleven awards were announced from the 47 films that competed in the categories of narrative features, documentary features, professional shorts, animated shorts, and student shorts selections.   Narra...

John Boyega Accepted the Vanguard Award during 20th Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Actor John Boyega poses backstage with Vanguard Award at Trustees Theater during 20th Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival on November 2, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for SCAD)   SCAD SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 20th ANNIVERSARY WITH DAYS 5 + 6 John Boyega Accepted the Vanguard Award Thursday Night. Guests in attendance for the SCAD Savannah Film Festival Days 5 + 6 included actor John Boyega (“Detroit”). Boyega wasl be honored w...

Actress Kyra Sedgwick during 20th Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Actress Kyra Sedgwick poses with Spotlight Award backstage at Trustees Theater during 20th Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival on October 31, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD). SCAD SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES DAYS THREE + FOUR OF 20th ANNIVERSARY EVENT Kyra Sedgwick received the Icon Award Tuesday at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. She participated in a Q+A following a screening of “Story of a Girl” (directed by Sedgwick) earlier in...

SCAD Savannah Film Festival 20th anniversary

Patrick Stewart Legends Of Cinema Award Presentation. Actors Patrick Stewart and Salma Hayek pose backstage with awards at Trustees Theater during the 20th Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festivalon October 29, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD). Photo Credit - Getty Images for SCAD   The SCAD Savannah Film Festival celebrated the second day of the 20th anniversary event on Sunday, October 29th. Guests in attendan...

SCAD Savannah Film Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Red Carpet Screening of "Molly's Game"

  Actress Zoey Deutch poses with Rising Star Award at Lucas Theatre during the 20th Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival on October 28, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD).  SCAD Savannah Film Festival celebrated 20 years of creativity in film during an exciting, star-studded opening night. Guests in attendance at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival Opening Night included actress Holly Hunter (“The Big Sick”) who received the Icon A...

SCAD Celebrates the 20 th Anniversary of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival

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    SCAD Celebrates the 20 th Anniversary of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. 2017 honorees include Salma Hayek Pinault, John Boyega, Holly Hunter, Robert Pattinson, Aaron Sorkin and Sir Patrick Stewart.   SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) today announced honorees for the 2017 SCAD Savannah Film Festival, Oct. 28 – Nov. 4. This year celebrates the festival’s 20 th anniversary. Now the largest university-run film fest...

Savannah Film Festival; A Must!

Photo Credit - Getty Images for SCAD Savannah is a city attracting a lot of attention in recent years, not just for its rich history and old world charm but for its growing film industry as well. The city itself has played a main character in dozens of films including GLORY (1989), FORREST GUMP (1994), SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT (1995) and MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL (1997), to name a few, and it has found its place in the setting of many great novels including “High ...

Interview with Adam Nelson for "Schoolcraft" (2015)

Writer Director Adam Nelson's short “Schoolcraft” (2015) tells the real life story of NYPD cop Adrian Schoolcraft who exposed corruption within his precinct and the punishment he received as a result. Nelson's film is a harrowing account of what goes on behind the scenes within institutions of authority which are supposed to protect and serve but which too often abuse. “Schoolcraft” won the Silver Screen Award at the Savannah Film Festival; this is an annual awa...

Interview with Composer/Filmmaker Carla Patullo on Lotte Reiniger's "Cinderella" Animation

  Composer and filmmaker Carla Patullo's re-edited version of animation artist Charlotte "Lotte" Reiniger's "Cinderella" screened at the 2015 Savannah Film Festival in the animation shorts competition. The film is beautifully scored to the images that depict a darker psychological take on the legendary fable. Reiniger was a German film director and pioneer of silhouette animation. Born in 1899, she died in 1981 after having made over 40 films. Patullo's ed...

Interview with Paige Morrow Kimball on PLAY DATE (2015)

  I recently attended the Savannah Film Festival where filmmaker Paige Morrow Kimball was a guest with a short film in competition. Enthusiastic and vibrant, she represented her socially active film not just with pride but purpose with intent to raise awareness to the massive number of homeless currently existing in America and the blind eye turned to this fact. Paige is a writer/director/producer born and raised in New York City. She received a B.F.A. in film from NYU after whi...

Elizabeth Olsen Marc Abraham @ Savannah Film Festival for I SAW THE LIGHT (2015)

    Actress Elizabeth Olsen of "I Saw the Light". (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD)   Actress Elizabeth Olsen and director Marc Abraham attended the screening of their film "I Saw the Light" (2015) on the closing night of the 18th Savannah Film Festival, October 31st, 2015. “I Saw the Light” tells the story of the much beloved country-western singer Hank William...

Actor Alfie Allen Receives Rising Star Award @ Savannah Film Festival

  Description - SAVANNAH, GA - OCTOBER 28: Actor Alfie Allen is posing with his Rising Star Award prior to his presentation during Day Four of 18th Annual Savannah Film Festival Presented By SCAD at Trustees Theater on October 28, 2015 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD)   English actor Alfie Evan James Allen (29) is internationally known for portraying Theon Greyjoy in the&nbs...

Kristin Davis @ 18th Savannah Film Festival with GARDENERS OF EDEN

GARDENER'S OF EDEN (2014) is a feature documentary produced by SEX IN THE CITY actor Kristin Davis. The film tackles the controversial subject of the near extinction of elephants due to China's unrelenting ivory trade. Passionate about the issue and horrified by the daily slaughter taking place in Africa, which threatens to render the peaceful species to extinction, Kristin took it upon herself to produce the film in hopes of educating and informing, to put an end to the brutal massacr...

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(Savannah College of Art and Design)

Hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Savannah Film Festival features the best in independent and innovative film from around the world. From feature-length films to two-minute shorts, the annual festival presents a full range of cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers.

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