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What Is The Georgia Documentary Film Festival?

The Georgia Documentary Film Festival is a theatrical screening event in Atlanta, Georgia. Our mission is to screen independently produced documentary films from around the world at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema every year. The next Georgia Documentary Film Festival event is scheduled for June 16, 2019.

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Georgia Documentary Film Festival 2019 Submissions Are Now Open!

Are you a documentary filmmaker that is interesting in screening your documentary film or docu-series in Atlanta, Georgia? We've made a commitment to screening the best documentary films from around the world. We are looking for excellent storytelling, compelling interviews, fresh topics, good production value and stories that will keep our audience engaged. We screen our films at the best theater in the city of Atlanta, Landmark Midtown Art Cinema on a Sunday, so that it's easier for our filmmakers to travel. In our second year, we are accepting films that are between 1-30 minutes in length including credits in order to give as many filmmakers opportunities to screen as possible. Please read our Documentary Film Judging Guide if you'd like to understand our how we rate and select documentary films. You can submit to the Georgia Documentary Film Festival on FilmFreeway or Festhome.

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Georgia Documentary Film Festival Submission Categories

Documentary Film (6-30 minutes)

This category is reserved for documentary films with thought provoking short stories about real life, interesting people, great stories, historical research, medical issues, sports stories, coming of age stories, political issues, war stories, racism, gender issues, LGBTQ stories, social justice issues, artists, musicians, actors, professionals, technologies, or some kind of non-fiction story. All flavors of well documented films and stories are eligible from anywhere in the world, and in any language (with English subtitles or voice-over). The duration of videos submitted to the Documentary Film category is between six minutes and thirty minutes in length including all credits. (6:00 - 30:00)

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Documentary Micro Short Film (1-6 minutes)

This category is reserved for documentary films with thought provoking short stories about real life, interesting people, great stories, historical research, medical issues, sports stories, coming of age stories, political issues, war stories, racism, gender issues, LGBTQ stories, social justice issues, artists, musicians, actors, professionals, technologies, or some kind of non-fiction story. All flavors of well documented films and stories are eligible from anywhere in the world, and in any language (with English subtitles or voice-over). The time limit for the Documentary Micro Short Film category is five minutes and fifty nine seconds (05:59) including all credits.

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Docu-series, Web Series or TV Pilot Episode (6-30 minutes)

This category is reserved for a single docu-series, web series, or a TV Pilot episode that is shot in a non-fiction documentary format. An episode with thought provoking short stories about real life, interesting people, great stories, historical research, medical issues, sports stories, coming of age stories, political issues, war stories, racism, gender issues, LGBTQ stories, social justice issues, artists, musicians, actors, professionals, technologies, or some kind of non-fiction story. All flavors of well documented stories are eligible from anywhere in the world, and in any language (with English subtitles or voice-over). Please do not combine more than one episode in one submission. The duration of videos submitted to the Docu-series, Web Series or TV Pilot Episode category is between six minutes and thirty minutes in length including all credits. (6:00 - 30:00)

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Docu-series, Web Series or TV Pilot Micro Short Episode (1-6 minutes)

This category is reserved for a single docu-series, web series, or a TV Pilot episode that is shot in a non-fiction documentary format. An episode with thought provoking short stories about real life, interesting people, great stories, historical research, medical issues, sports stories, coming of age stories, political issues, war stories, racism, gender issues, LGBTQ stories, social justice issues, artists, musicians, actors, professionals, technologies, or some kind of non-fiction story. All flavors of well documented stories are eligible from anywhere in the world, and in any language (with English subtitles or voice-over). Please do not combine more than one episode in one submission. The time limit for the Docu-series, Web Series or TV Pilot Micro Short Episode category is five minutes and fifty nine seconds (05:59) including all credits.

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Georgia Documentary Film Festival 2018 Official Selections

Please join us on Sunday October 14, 2018. Tickets are available for the Georgia Documentary Film Festival 2018 screening event. This is an opportunity to see 20 of the most interesting documentary films on the film festival circuit. Join us for Q&A and meet several of the filmmakers that are traveling to Atlanta for the event.

  1. "#FAFATL" Directed by Sean Osorio (Georgia)
  2. "9546 km." Directed by Sergio García Locatelli (Peru)
  3. "A Battle We Can't Afford to Lose - Breast Cancer" Directed by Shihyun Wang & Der Bao Chen (Taiwan)
  4. "Alex" Directed by Larissa Loeffler (Georgia)
  5. "Beyond The Wall" Directed by Jay Root & Todd Wiseman (Texas)
  6. "Brothers" Directed by Randy Kerr (Washington)
  7. "Disaster Man" Directed by Laura P. Valtorta (South Carolina)
  8. "Fate of the Mustang" Directed by Hyatt Mamoun (Georgia)
  9. "Find Fix Finish" Directed by Mila Zhluktenko & Sylvain Cruiziat (Germany)
  10. "JACOB | A Stream of Youth and Talent" Directed by Justin Dobson (Georgia)
  11. "Just My Cup of Tea" Directed by Jade Fovargue (United Kingdom)
  12. "Keep Looking Up" Directed by Christopher Anagnostopoulos (Greece)
  13. "M.V. Superficial, A Few Things About Murphy Village, South Carolina, USA" Directed by Elisabeth Blanchet & Francois Moura (France)
  14. "Sharp" Directed by Diana Gorin (Georgia)
  15. "Tailor" Directed by Calí dos Anjos (Brazil)
  16. "The Garden Girls" Directed by Chris Lee Holloway (Georgia)
  17. "The Korean Farmer" Directed by Marshall Lee (Tennessee)
  18. "The Organic Part" Directed by Alessandro Padovani (Italy)
  19. "Throwline" Directed by Mia Mullarkey (Ireland)
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Georgia Documentary Film Festival 2018 Award Winners

 

"Best Picture" Award Nominations

"The Garden Girls" Directed by Chris Lee Holloway (Georgia)

"JACOB | A Stream of Youth and Talent" Directed by Justin Dobson (Georgia)- Award Winner!

"Alex" Directed by Larissa Loeffler (Georgia)

"Disaster Man" Directed by Laura P. Valtorta (South Carolina)

"Sharp" Directed by Diana Gorin (Georgia)

 

"Best Director" Award Nominations

"The Garden Girls" Directed by Chris Lee Holloway (Georgia)

"JACOB | A Stream of Youth and Talent" Directed by Justin Dobson (Georgia)- 

"Alex" Directed by Larissa Loeffler (Georgia)- Award Winner!

"Disaster Man" Directed by Laura P. Valtorta (South Carolina)

 

 "Sharp" Directed by Diana Gorin (Georgia)

 

"Best Cinematography" Award Nominations

"The Garden Girls" Directed by Chris Lee Holloway (Georgia)

"JACOB | A Stream of Youth and Talent" Directed by Justin Dobson (Georgia)

"Alex" Directed by Larissa Loeffler (Georgia)

"Disaster Man" Directed by Laura P. Valtorta (South Carolina)

"Sharp" Directed by Diana Gorin (Georgia)- Award Winner!

 

"Most Inspirational Film" Award Nominations

"The Garden Girls" Directed by Chris Lee Holloway (Georgia)- Award Winner!

"JACOB | A Stream of Youth and Talent" Directed by Justin Dobson (Georgia)

"Alex" Directed by Larissa Loeffler (Georgia)

"Disaster Man" Directed by Laura P. Valtorta (South Carolina)

"Sharp" Directed by Diana Gorin (Georgia)

 

"Best International Film" Award Nominations

"Find Fix Finish" Directed by Mila Zhluktenko & Sylvain Cruiziat (Germany)

"9546 km." Directed by Sergio García Locatelli (Peru)

"Just My Cup of Tea" Directed by Jade Fovargue (United Kingdom)-Award Winner

"Keep Looking Up" Directed by Christopher Anagnostopoulos (Greece)

"Tailor" Directed by Calí dos Anjos (Brazil)

"Throwline" Directed by Mia Mullarkey (Ireland)

 

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Caroline King, Georgia Documentary Film Festival Director

Caroline King was born and raised in the south graduating from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts majoring in Musical Theatre in 2006. Shortly after she moved to Chicago, IL where she learned and performed improv and sketch comedy at iO, Second City, Comedy Sports and Annoyance comedy theaters. She has been based in Atlanta, GA since 2015 when she discovered her love for writing, acting, podcasting and film making. She is the creator of Bitch Beer Podcast, a podcast that interviews people in the beer industry and spreads the word of craft beer to beer lovers at all levels of knowledge. Caroline is also the creator of "Church Wives" an award winning mockumentary about women in Southern church society. Touring the film festival circuit with her own film made her realize how much she loved the experience that film festivals have to offer and decided to join the team to help spread the love that she felt at every festival she attended with her own film. Her goal is to make Atlanta, GA a prime location for film makers around the world to showcase their films and screen plays. We have such a wonderful and constantly growing community of film makers and she knows that attracting film makers from all over the world is only going to make it stronger. Caroline King is also the director of the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival, the Georgia Shorts Film Festival and Horror Films In Hotlanta.

 "#FAFATL" Film Trailer 

"Beyond The Wall" Film Trailer 

"M.V. Superficial, a few things about Murphy Village, South Carolina, USA" Film Trailer 

"Fate Of The Mustang" Film Trailer 

"Tailor" Film Trailer 

"The Garden Girls" Film Trailer 

"Throwline" Film Trailer