Atlanta Film Festival

The 2017 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) returns for its 41st annual celebration! The 10-day event will feature 163 films, Opening and Closing Night Presentations, 40 Creative Conference events, and 12 unique Special Presentations. 

March 24th, 2017 – April 2nd, 2017

Plaza Theatre, 7 Stages Theatre, Dad’s Garage Theater, Rialto Center for the Arts, Ponce City Market, and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

The annual Springtime tradition is one of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying film festivals in the country. The 2017 festival has received a record breaking 6,000+ film submissions. Audiences will gather to experience the most cutting edge films across independent, international, documentaries, animated, and short film genres!

2017 Final Selections

  • 47 feature length films
  • 116 short films
  • 28 creative media presentations (music videos, virtual reality, and episodic pilots)
  • The diverse slate is representative of 40 countries: 53% of selected submissions directed by a female and 40% from filmmaker(s) of color.


This Fest plays host to a multitude of events throughout the city, where guests will enjoy viewing parties, happy hours, live music, multi-media art, and in-person dialogs with directors. Audiences will enjoy a look behind the scenes and engage in meaningful networking opportunities with industry professionals!

Annual Fest Favorites:

  • Marquee Screenings & Special Presentations
  • Food on Film
  • SOUND + VIsions
  • Creative Conference


With pricing beginning at $75, the best way to attend the Festival is with a Badge or a MovieHopper Card. These options allow you to see as many films as you want at the Festival on a Priority Seating basis. Several tiers of access and various multi-day membership packages are all available.


The Atlanta Film Festival is the chief annual operation of the Atlanta Film Society (ATLFS), one of the oldest and largest organizations dedicated to the promotion and education of film in the United States. Enriching the community through screenings, classes, workshops and other events year-round, the ATLFS is a membership-based 501(c)(3) arts non-profit.

More information on the 2017 Atlanta Film Festival.