Upcoming Atlanta Film Society Screenings and Events
Proper development can make or break your chances of raising funds, finding a recognizable cast, getting the best crew and equipment necessary, and finding distribution. Proper development is crucial to success.
Attendees from the Breaking Down a Script class will take their breakdowns and learn to schedule efficiently, as well as effectively. You’ll learn what to look for and how to create a solid schedule from which to budget.
Whether you’re looking to rent your home or business, rent your equipment / furniture / clothing / musical instruments, etc., or provide a service to those in the film business, this workshop will explain what to look for in contracts, what insurance paperwork you should require, and what to expect in general in this 24 hours a day, 7 day a week service industry.
This program is geared toward the smaller Georgia-based financier, who may not have solid experience investing in film projects or a strong understanding of how the business works. Someone with a financial investment between $10,000 and $250,000 is the ideal participant. This class is meant to arm the investor with information to help mitigate risk.
The Screenwriting Series is online course that is ideal for writers new to the art and craft of screenwriting. Registrants will have the opportunity to dive-in Hollywood style with a four-week collaborative class.
Zombies, mermaids, villains, goblins and more! The world of special effects makeup can drastically transform your visual story. Join us as industry professionals walk us through a SPX Makeup demo and photoshoot!
This class will walk you through the basic content necessary to create a proper plan for your film from team bios and your dream cast to your top sheet budget and distribution plan.
Attendees from the Atlanta Film Festival may recognize Michael Lucker as one of the mentors of the Screenwriter's Retreat, where three winners from the ATLFF Screenplay Competition spent three days at Serenbe, polishing their scripts with screenwriting experts.
Budgeting isn’t a formula. Each project is different, but some basics do apply. You start with a complete breakdown and a rough schedule. Without doing that work, you can’t properly estimate the cost of your production.
This two day, bootcamp-style Production Assistant workshop is perfect for those just starting their career in the industry as well as those looking to advance their knowledge of what it takes to succeed as an office or on-set production assistant working on commercials, industrials, music videos, independent films, television series and studio features.
With over 9.5 billion dollars in economic impact for 2017, Georgia has become one of the top filming locations in the world. The economic boom has created more entertainment jobs than ever before in the peach state. But the competition is fierce, and getting started in the industry can be a challenge if you don't know how and where to start. What are the basics you need to know? How do you get started on a career path? What do you need to apply for a job? How is a film resume different than a corporate one?
In this series of film classes, 20-year industry veteran, Producer Linda Burns, gives students the answers needed to begin their journey into the world of TV & Film. Register today to start your career on the right foot! Pick the film class that’s right for you, or save money by registering for all 3 classes together.
Basics of the business - development to sale, terminology, crew positions, definitions, and hierarchy. Overview of the film and television industry, including commercials, industrials, and music videos.
*This class is offered on multiple days: August 4th and December 1st
The Atlanta Film Society presents a diverse slate of year-round offerings for film-lovers and filmmakers, as well as both established and emerging industry professionals. Join our Email List and find us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter for information on upcoming events. Please become an ATLFS MEMBER for special discounts on tickets, registrations & submissions, invites to exclusive advance screenings, and other special perks.
Screenings and Events
Advance Screenings ATLFS Members enjoy invitations to exclusive Sneak-Peek & Special Event Screenings all year-round. From pre-theatrical Presentations of blockbuster movies & indie gems to premiere parties for new TV series, our Advance Screenings are a great perk for membership supporters of ATLFS.
Partner Screenings and Events Partnering with groups such as Atlanta Celebrates Photography, A3C Hip Hop Festival, WonderRoot, Alliance Française and more, ATLFS co-produces and co-presents a variety of events throughout the city.
Networking and Conversations
Eat, Drink & B-Indie join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:30pm – 9:30pm at Manuel’s Tavern conversations with Atlanta and Georgia filmmakers about a specific film, company, group or collective as we talk about their projects and network. EDBI is a place to become part of the conversation.
Members' Holiday Party The annual holiday party is a chance for ATLFS to thank it's members with an evening of fun, casual networking, season's cheer and meeting fellow members and filmmakers.
Atlanta Film Festival
Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is an Academy Award qualifying, international film festival held in Atlanta, Georgia. Started in 1976 and occurring every April, the festival shows a diverse range of independent films, including genre films such as horror and sci-fi.
Screenplay Competition The Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition looks to discover high quality screenplays and then help 3 writers further develop and refine their script through an intensive workshop retreat with professional writers and filmmakers coincides with the Atlanta Film Festival.
Creative Conference As part of our mission to offer professional development for working filmmakers in Atlanta and Georgia as well as unmatched access to information for emerging filmmakers.
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