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Atlanta Film Festival 2019

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Atlanta Film Festival 2019

The Atlanta Film Festival has been operating since 1977. A predecessor Film Festival, the Atlanta International Film Festival began in 1968. Each year, the festival brings in a mix of local and international films of importance for the community and has been operating out of Plaza Theater on Ponce for the past several years.

- CL Staff
Updated 2022/06/22

Atlanta Film Festival 2022

The Atlanta Film Festival programmed a virtual slate last year and we're all hoping for a good in-person experience in front of the big screen. We're awaiting the lineup for this Spring's offering.


Saturday August 6, 2022 02:00 AM EDT
‘Storytelling that brings awareness to … human experiences’ | more...


Saturday September 3, 2022 02:00 AM EDT
Too much pride for one event | more...




see trailers for AFF selections

Past Coverage

2021 Atlanta Film Festival

04/22/2021 12:00 PM
The 2021 film festival was held April 22-May 2nd in a virtual format. 

2019 Atlanta Film Festival

04/04/2019 12:06 PM
The 2019 Atlanta Film Festival took place Thursday, April 4 – Sunday, April 14, 2019.

SCREEN TIME: Atlanta Film Festival turns spotlight on local scene

04/01/2019 2:50 PM
43rd cinematic celebration screens home-grown productions

2018 Atlanta Film Festival hosts its biggest film line-up to date April 13-22

04/11/2018 5:00 AM
Celebrate the 42nd Atlanta Film Festival with diverse film lineups, red carpet events and more

Atlanta Film Festival goes global

03/17/2017 3:11 PM
In its 41st year, the ATLFF screens 163 films from 40 countries

Atlanta Film Festival - Atlanta Film Festival Turns 40

03/31/2016 4:00 AM
ATLFF's executive director and creative director talk history, highlights, and hometown pride

Atlanta Film Festival - What to catch at this year's fest

03/31/2016 4:00 AM
44 suggested ways to spend your time at the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival - Atlanta Film Fest Freebies

03/31/2016 4:00 AM
5 zero-cost ways to enjoy the festival

Atlanta Film Festival - Atlanta Film Festival Turns 40 (2)

03/31/2016 4:00 AM
The long-running fest doubles down on ATL

ATLFF: Catching up with Lanre Olabisi

03/25/2015 12:19 PM
'Somewhere in the Middle' creator explains life is about perspective

Top 10 reasons to attend the Atlanta Film Festival

03/19/2015 4:00 AM
Creative Director Kristy Breneman, and Shorts Programmer Christina Humphrey talk best bets

Atlanta Film Fest announces full lineup for 2015

02/24/2015 9:30 AM
'It is an honor to assemble and present a lineup of films that I feel represent the best of independent filmmaking.'

Georgia's blank check to Hollywood

07/11/2013 4:10 AM
Five years and hundreds of millions of dollars later, has the state's film tax credit been worth it?

Atlanta Film Festival - Our guide to the 2013 Atlanta Film Festival

03/07/2013 4:00 AM
Gender roles, world premieres, rock icons and more at this year's festival

International flavors at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

02/01/2013 2:00 PM
Critic Curt Holman takes a look at the festival's top billing

When the Zombies Come to Sundance Film Fest

01/29/2013 4:00 AM
Two Georgia-born films rise in national indie ranks

Film Clips: The Wrath of the Titans is unleashed

03/30/2012 10:34 AM
The intruder's president is a titan goon.

Atlanta Film Festival takes over operations at Plaza Theatre

03/26/2012 2:54 PM
ATLFF 365 answers local cinema's call for new ownership

Film Clips: OMG!! 'The Hunger Games!'

03/23/2012 3:55 PM
Also, Atlanta Film Fest opens tonight

Atlanta Film Festival to profile Portman, Blondie, Gringo Star

02/21/2012 2:46 PM
The 36th Atlanta Film Festival is expected to feature more films with Georgia ties than ever

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival takes tour of world cinema

02/07/2012 3:01 PM
More than 70 films from around the world on view through February

Atlanta Film Festival has new director, moves to GSU

01/17/2012 12:27 PM
Christopher Escobar takes over as the festival's executive director

Will the death of film bring down independent cinemas like Atlanta's Plaza Theatre?

11/18/2011 9:01 AM
As digital takes over, 35mm film fades to black

Atlanta Film Festival - Spotlight on Georgia films

04/26/2011 4:00 AM
Local productions screen at the Georgia on Our Mind series at the Atlanta Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival features Georgians, jocks, trolls

03/28/2011 4:38 PM
The Atlanta Film Festival's 35th annual event includes 125 features and short films

Atlanta Film Festival opens with 'Terri,' closes with 'Africa United'

03/22/2011 10:39 AM
The 35th annual festival also announces a preliminary "teaser" line-up of films.

Film Q&A - What makes a film 'Jewish?'

02/03/2011 9:00 AM
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival co-chair Matthew Bernstein discusses the upcoming event

5 movies worth the schlep to the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

02/03/2011 4:00 AM
With more than 60 films over three weeks, you're officially out of excuses for not going

Film Clips: This weekend's movie openings and more August 13 2010

08/13/2010 11:17 AM
It's a star-studded, action-packed weekend!! And in case you need to be Zen again, there's Eat, Pray, Love.

Atlanta Film Festival lightens up in 2010

04/13/2010 2:00 PM
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Atlanta Film Festival - Atlanta Film Festival lightens up in 2010

04/13/2010 10:00 AM
Nine days of movie mania at Landmark

Atlanta Film Festival is coming to town

03/12/2010 7:22 PM
Atlanta Film Festival rides again from April 15-23.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival celebrates 10 years in reel time

01/05/2010 4:00 AM
The subtext to the 50 documentaries showcased at the festival always comes back to the nature of identity

Atlanta Underground Film Fest looks up to ask big questions

08/28/2009 11:30 AM
Documentary The Nature of Existence reveals the diversity of the sixth annual fest

Hal Holbrook still shines in That Evening Sun

04/15/2009 9:15 AM
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Atlanta Film Fest rock docs

04/09/2009 1:20 PM
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Atlanta Film Festival freaks out

04/08/2009 8:30 PM
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Atlanta Film Festival - Six to see at the Atlanta Film Fest

04/08/2009 12:42 PM
Reviews and Recommendations Atlanta Film Festival 2009

Atlanta Underground Film Festival

08/20/2008 12:04 AM
AUFF draws film from the fringes

Atlanta Film Festival - Environmental films

04/16/2008 12:04 AM
It's not easy being green

Atlanta Film Festival - Atlanta Film Festival: Eyes on the prize

04/09/2008 12:04 AM
Indie filmmakers go for the gold

Atlanta Film Festival - Life, death and teen angst

04/09/2008 12:04 AM
Felicia Feaster's AFF picks

Atlanta Film Festival - The Lena Baker Story: Moral minority

04/09/2008 12:04 AM
Racial injustice, poverty and morality

Atlanta Film Festival - Atlanta Film Festival Quick Hit Reviews

04/09/2008 12:04 AM
2008 Atlanta Film Festival Reviews

Atlanta Film Festival - Review: The Axe in the Attic

04/09/2008 12:04 AM
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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival: Identity heft

01/09/2008 12:04 AM
Festival provides themes of belonging

Atlanta Film Festival: What's up, docs?

04/25/2007 12:04 AM
Festival winds down with impressive documentaries

Short Subjectives January 17 2007

01/17/2007 12:04 AM
Capsule reviews of recently reviewed films

IMAGE makeover: Atlanta film fest gets a new cast

08/09/2006 12:04 AM
Gabriel Wardell takes top spot

Cover Story: Curt Holman's festival favorites

06/07/2006 12:04 AM
Who Killed the Electric Car?, Pope Dreams, War and Truth

Cover Story: Felicia Feaster's festival favorites

06/07/2006 12:04 AM
What Remains, Home Front, Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story

Cover Story: Atlanta Film Festival Schedule

06/10/2004 12:04 AM
Atlanta Film Festival 2004

CL's guide to the Atlanta Film Festival

06/05/2003 12:04 AM
Atlanta Film Festival Highlights 2003

Festival highlights June 05 2003

06/05/2003 12:04 AM
Atlanta Film Festival Coverage

50 YEARS - 1972: Deliverance Premieres at Atlanta Film Festival

08/11/1972 7:00 PM
Dickey's Deliverance to Launch 5th International Film Festival

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