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What Is The Georgia Shorts Film Festival?

The Georgia Shorts Film Festival is a theatrical screening event in Atlanta for independent films of all genres. The Georgia Shorts Film Festival also recognizes exceptional filmmaking and screenwriting with awards and nominations by our judging panel. All films are screened at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, with an awards show immediately after.

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Georgia Shorts Film Festival Submissions Are Now Open!

Are you a filmmaker or screenwriter that would like to submit your creative work to our annual event? We are always looking for new and fresh films for our film audience in Georgia that truly appreciates independent film of all genres. We screen films from 1-30 minutes in length. Explore our complete list of categories on FilmFreeway. Action, Animated, Comedy, Dark Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Horror, Music Videos and Science Fiction.

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Join Us On Saturday October 13, 2018 at Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema

First of all, we are finalizing plans with our filmmakers and screenwriters. We plan to have the first Georgia Shorts Film Festival on October 13, 2018 at the Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema from 10:30am to 1:00pm. 30 short films will screen at the very first event in the fall of 2018. Seven different countries and 15 US States are represented. 30 short screenplays have also been recognized for outstanding writing.

Georgia Shorts Film Festival 2018 Award Nominations

"Best Action Sequence" Nominations

  1. "Blue Lines" Directed by Terrell Pinckney (Georgia)
  2. "Disclosure" Directed by Lawayne Bontrager - Award Winner!
  3. "Erebus" Directed by Sheila Patterson

"Best Actress Award" Nominations

  1. Andie Morgenlander in "Polished"- Award Winner!
  2. Cayetana Molla in "Not That Beautiful"
  3. Dominique Hagler in"Deceptive Vows"
  4. Kim Grant in"Without Him"
  5. Laura Doman in "The Colored Girls' Restroom"

"Best Actor Award" Nominations

  1. Bradford Haynes in "Blue Lines"
  2. Clay Edmund Kraski in "Disclosure" Award Winner!
  3. Guy Messenger in "Who ?"
  4. Randy Havens in "Mr. Goody"
  5. Royal Allen in "Reality Check"

"Best Animated Film Award" Nominations

  1. "Plastic Hip" Directed by Bradford Uyeda (Arizona)
  2. "Racing the Sunset" Directed by Nikolas Smith (Georgia)- Award Winner!
  3. "The Journey" Directed by Samantha Lee (Georgia)

"Best Cinematography Award" Nominations

  1. "Erebus" Cinematographer Christine Dongell
  2. "Home" Directed by Jayne Marie Smith & Mahogany Jones- Award Winner!
  3. "Polished" Cinematographer Nathaniel Glass
  4. "Rebirth" Cinematographer Hisonni Johnson
  5. "The Colored Girls' Restroom" Cinematographer Kyle Schade

"Best Comedy Film Award" Nominations

  1. "Drip" Directed by Alistair Simpson (Canada)
  2. "FBPD" Directed by John Gigrich
  3. "Mr. Goody" Directed by Jason MacDonald (Georgia)
  4. "Not That Beautiful" Directed by Miguel Quintero (Canada)
  5. "Swipe" Directed by Tyler Cole (Georgia)-  Award Winner!

"Best Director Award" Nominations

  1. "Blue Lines" Directed by Terrell Pinckney (Georgia)
  2. "Mr. Goody" Directed by Jason MacDonald (Georgia)- Award Winner!
  3. "Polished" Directed by Andie Morgenlander & Joshua Overbay (North Carolina)
  4. "Sunnyside Drive" Directed by Luke Pilgrim & Brad Kennedy (Georgia)
  5. "Who's With Me" Directed by Darryl Dillard (California)

"Best Documentary Film Award" Winner

  1.  "Brothers" Directed by Randy Kerr (Washington)- Award Winner!

"Best Drama Film Award" Nominations

  1. "Deceptive Vows" Directed by Gary Tavares (Georgia)
  2. "Reality Check" Directed by Zilan wang, Luis Peña, and Ladé Osilaja (Georgia)- Award Winner!
  3. "Rebirth" Directed by Jill Von D (California)
  4. "There Could Be Nothing After This" Directed by Andrew Huggins
  5. "Without Him" Directed by Cheickna Kebe (Georgia)

"Best Ensemble Cast Award" Nominations

  1. "Mr. Goody" Directed by Jason MacDonald (Georgia)
  2. "Reality Check" Directed by Zilan wang, Luis Peña, and Ladé Osilaja (Georgia)
  3. "The Colored Girls' Restroom" Directed by Savannah Treena (Georgia)
  4. "Who ?" Directed by Justin Stearns (Georgia)- Award Winner!
  5. "Without Him" Directed by Cheickna Kebe (Georgia)

"Best Experimental Film Award" Nominations

  1. "Lotófago" Directed by Christopher Vallefin (Spain)
  2. "Plastic Hip" Directed by Bradford Uyeda (Arizona)
  3. "Polished" Directed by Andie Morgenlander & Joshua Overbay (North Carolina)
  4. "Who's With Me" Directed by Darryl Dillard (California)- Award Winner!

"Best Georgia Film Award" Nominations

  1. "Blue Lines" Directed by Terrell Pinckney (Georgia)
  2. "Sunnyside Drive" Directed by Luke Pilgrim & Brad Kennedy (Georgia)
  3. "The Colored Girls' Restroom" Directed by Savannah Treena (Georgia)
  4. "Who ?" Directed by Justin Stearns (Georgia)
  5. "Without Him" Directed by Cheickna Kebe (Georgia)- Award Winner!

"Best International Film Award" Nominations

  1. "Dardem: El Reloj" Directed by Lorenzo Ayuso (Spain)- Award Winner!
  2. "Lotófago" Directed by Christopher Vallefin (Spain)
  3. "Not So Sweet" Directed by Dora Doko, Mirta Filipović, and Martina Petric (Croatia)
  4. "Not That Beautiful" Directed by Miguel Quintero (Canada)
  5. "Vivimos" Directed by Guillermo Trochon (Uruguay)

"Best Original Music" Nominations

  1. "There Could Be Nothing After This"- Composed by Alexander Arntzen
  2. "Polished"- Composed by Holland Gallagher
  3. "Sunnyside Drive"- Composed by Phillip Arthur Simmons- Award Winner!
  4. "Disclosure"- Composed by Stevie Lock Franks

"Best Micro Short Film Award" Nominations

  1. "Brothers" Directed by Randy Kerr (Washington)
  2. "Deceptive Vows" Directed by Gary Tavares (Georgia)- Award Winner!
  3. "Swipe" Directed by Tyler Cole (Georgia)
  4. "Polished" Directed by Andie Morgenlander & Joshua Overbay (North Carolina)
  5. "There Could Be Nothing After This" Directed by Andrew Huggins

"Best Music Video Award" Nominations

  1. "Dardem: El Reloj" Directed by Lorenzo Ayuso (Spain)
  2. "Home" Directed by Jayne Marie Smith and Mahogany Jones (Michigan)- Award Winner!
  3. "Not So Sweet" Directed by Dora Doko, Mirta Filipović, and Martina Petric (Croatia)
  4. "Plastic Hip" Directed by Bradford Uyeda (Arizona)
  5. "Shadow" Directed by Mark Salvador (Switzerland)

"Best Science Fiction Award" Nominations

  1. "Blue Lines" Directed by Terrell Pinckney (Georgia)- Award Winner!
  2. "Disclosure" Directed by Lawayne Bontrager
  3. "Erebus" Directed by Sheila Patterson

"Best Supporting Actor" Nominations

  1. Jason Gilmore- "Without Him"
  2. Sebastien Huberdeau- Studded Nightmare
  3. Ryan King- "Blue Lines"
  4. Brian Irwin- "Blue Lines"- Award Winner!
  5. Fernando Soto Jr. "Disclosure"

"Best Supporting Actress" Nominations

  1. Catherine Dyer- "Mr. Goody"- Award Winner!
  2. Kali McMillin- "The Colored Girls' Restroom"
  3. Rebekah Boroughs- "Sunnyside Drive"
  4. Dominique Hagler- "Deceptive Vows"
  5. Paisley- Page Aleece Gibson- "Blue Lines"

"Best Short Screenplay Award" Nominations

  1. "Don-John's Disappointed Mam" Written by M.V. Montgomery (Georgia)- Award Winner!
  2. "I-16" Written by Margina Sisson
  3. "Jen Again" Written by Jennifer Hurvitz (North Carolina)
  4. "The Adventurer's Diary - Short Script" Written by Jean Maye
  5. "The Light Dares To Desert Me" Written by Eriah S. Howard (California)

"Best Short Film Award" Nominations

  1. "Blue Lines" Directed by Terrell Pinckney (Georgia)
  2. "Mr. Goody" Directed by Jason MacDonald (Georgia)
  3. "Reality Check" Directed by Zilan wang, Luis Peña, and Ladé Osilaja (Georgia)
  4. "Sunnyside Drive" Directed by Luke Pilgrim & Brad Kennedy (Georgia)- Award Winner!
  5. "Without Him" Directed by Cheickna Kebe (Georgia)

 

2018 Official Selections: Film

  1. "Blue Lines" Directed by Terrell Pinckney (Georgia) - Watch The Trailer!
  2. "Brothers" Directed by Timothy Burke (Washington)
  3. "Church Wives" Directed by Caroline King and Kyle Porter (Georgia) - Watch The Trailer!
  4. "Dardem: El Reloj" Directed by Lorenzo Ayuso (Spain)
  5. "Deceptive Vows" Directed by Gary Tavares (Georgia) - Watch The Trailer!
  6. "Disclosure" Directed by Lawayne Bontrager - Watch The Trailer!
  7. "Drip" Directed by Alistair Simpson (Canada)
  8. "Erebus" Directed by Sheila Patterson - Watch The Trailer!
  9. "FBPD" Directed by John Gigrich - Watch The Trailer!
  10. "Home" Directed by Jayne Marie Smith and Mahogany Jones (Michigan)
  11. "Lotófago" Directed by Christopher Vallefin (Spain)
  12. "Mr. Goody" Directed by Jason MacDonald (Georgia) - Watch The Trailer!
  13. "Not So Sweet" Directed by Dora Doko, Mirta Filipović, and Martina Petric (Croatia) - Watch The Trailer!
  14. "Not That Beautiful" Directed by Miguel Quintero (Canada)
  15. "Plastic Hip" Directed by Bradford Uyeda (Arizona)
  16. "Polished" Directed by Andie Morgenlander & Joshua Overbay (North Carolina)
  17. "Racing the Sunset" Directed by Nikolas Smith (Georgia) - Watch The Trailer!
  18. "Reality Check" Directed by Zilan wang, Luis Peña, and Ladé Osilaja (Georgia)
  19. "Rebirth" Directed by Jill Von D (California)
  20. "Shadow" Directed by Mark Salvador (Switzerland)
  21. "Studded Nightmare" Directed by Jean-Claude Leblanc (Canada) - Watch The Trailer!
  22. "Sunnyside Drive" Directed by Luke Pilgrim & Brad Kennedy (Georgia) - Watch The Trailer!
  23. "Swipe" Directed by Tyler Cole (Georgia)
  24. "The Colored Girls' Restroom" Directed by Savannah Treena (Georgia) - Watch The Trailer!
  25. "The Journey" Directed by Samantha Lee (Georgia) - Watch The Trailer!
  26. "There Could Be Nothing After This" Directed by Andrew Huggins
  27. "Vivimos" Directed by Guillermo Trochon (Uruguay)
  28. "Who ?" Directed by Justin Stearns (Georgia) - Watch The Trailer!
  29. "Who's With Me" Directed by Darryl Dillard (California) - Watch The Trailer!
  30. "Without Him" Directed by Cheickna Kebe (Georgia)  - Watch The Trailer!

2018 Official Selections: Screenplays

  1.  "1801, Buck" Written by Jalen Thompson (New York)
  2. "Abandon All Hope" Written by Maximilian Federman & Ian Sutherland (Oklahoma)
  3. "Alternative Universe" Written by Candice Delevante (New York)
  4. "An End to Spring" Written by Ben Klingemann
  5. "BOO" Written by Rakefet Abergel (California)
  6. "Conversations at 35,000 Feet" Written by Lori Kay Allred (Colorado)
  7. "Dakota Caves - 2 Miles" Written by Robert J. Rogers (South Carolina)
  8. "Diggum" Written by Isaac Thorne (Tennessee)
  9. "Don-John's Disappointed Mam" Written by M.V. Montgomery (Georgia)
  10. "Flicker" Written by Chris Blount
  11. "Generation Killer" Written by John Bias (California)
  12. "Great America" Written by Dennis Sampler (Illinois)
  13. "Hooky" Written by C.W. Jones
  14. "Horse Head" Written by Justin O Solaiman (Georgia)
  15. "I-16" Written by Margina Sisson
  16. "Jen Again" Written by Jennifer Hurvitz (North Carolina)
  17. "Lawful Injustice" Written by Kevin L. Cole, Jr.
  18. "Leaving Malcolm" Written by Annemarie Bettica (New York)
  19. "Lurk" Written by Clint Orr
  20. "NYROP" Written by Ed Sarge (United Kingdom)
  21. "Remotely Working" Written by Bill Baber (California)
  22. "Scary Lucy" Written by Sheila Schroeder (Colorado)
  23. "Screenplay Contest" Written by Carl Clark
  24. "Spiced Apple" Written by Rebecca Lunn (Illinois)
  25. "The Adventurer's Diary - Short Script" Written by Jean Maye
  26. "The Light Dares To Desert Me" Written by Eriah S. Howard (California)
  27. "Time" Written by Kevin L. Cole Jr.
  28. "Tradition" Written by John Kabashinski (Georgia)
  29. "Trunk or Treat" Written by Ron Podell (Wyoming)
  30. "UN{H}ARMED" Written by Tyrone L. Robinson

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Festival Director: Caroline King

 Hi, I'm Caroline King, Director of the Georgia Shorts Film Festival 2018 event. In our first year, we received an amazing 200+ film and screenplay submissions. There were so many films with great stories, excellent acting, and amazing production value that we received. We are excited about the 30 films that we will be screening on Saturday October 13, 2018 and hope that you will have time to join us. Please watch the trailers below to get an idea of the films screening.

Caroline King Bio:

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 Documentary Film Festival and Horror Films In Hotlanta.

Watch The Film Trailers for Georgia Shorts Film Festival 2018

"Deceptive Vows" Film Trailer

 

 

 "Disclosure" Film Trailer

  "Erebus" Film Trailer