October 6, 2023 - October 8, 2023
Events throughout the Weekend
Town Green and CineBistro
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Free - Must Register for Screenings
Atlanta Sci-Fi Film Festival
Friday, October 6, 2023
There will be several fun and interesting programs held at the Festival.
48-Hour Sci-Tech Film Challenge - Sit front and center as the festival unveils the finalists from its first 48-Hour Sci-Tech Film Challenge, where filmmakers, armed with just 48 hours, race against time to craft short films the weekend of August 25th to 27th, 2023. In a thrilling twist, artificial intelligence remains off-limits, unleashing the raw power of human ingenuity. Sponsored by OVHcloud, a Global Cloud Infrastructure Provider, this unique 48-hour film competition allows filmmakers to integrate current and new innovative technology as a required element into an original short sci-fi film and compete for $5,000 in cash and title of "Best 48-Hour Sci-Tech Film of the Year! To participate in the Challenge, please visit https://www.atlantascififilmfestival.com/48-hr-sci-tech.
The Space Race - This year’s feature program is an exclusive advance screening of National Geographic's captivating documentary, The Space Race! This inspiring film explores the experiences of the first Black astronauts combining decades of archive film and interviews in a reflective illumination on the burden of breaking barriers. The film was directed by Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, Lisa Cortés and produced by Keero Birla. It stars Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight Jr., Charles Bolden, and Leland Melvin.
Encore Screenings of 2021 Winners - As a result of remaining Covid concerns, films from the 2021 festival were virtual. Due to overwhelming demand, there will be an encore presentation of the 2021 winning films – Heartland by Jahmil Eady, The Gazer by Spencer Drees and Eleni Rivera, and Kaiju Decode by Tetsuya Yamada.
Panel Discussion - The World of Movie Poster Design - Panelists include Brian Farris with Gravillis Inc, Blake Armstrong, and Mary Cox with BLT Communications, three of the most talented art directors in the industry, will lead an in-depth discussion on movie poster design. They will share their process of creating eye-catching key artwork, how technology is having an impact on the industry, and give tips on how indie filmmakers can create stunning key artwork for their films.
Panel Discussion - A.I. - A Tool for Us, or Instead of Us! - An interesting and necessary discussion on the future impact of A.I. is currently taking place, not just in the film industry, but the entire arts and entertainment industry. Panelists will include Darion D’Anjou - Film Writer, Director, and VFX Artist, and Keith Kaseman, designer, advanced production strategist, and architectural educator.
Outdoor Components – Taking place on the Town Green outdoor stage will be a combination of family-friendly films and live music performances.