Atlanta Film Festival

The 2018 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) returns for its 42nd annual celebration! The 10-day event will feature over 200 films, an incredible Kickoff Party, Writers Summits, and more!

Event Details
April 13th – 22nd, 2018

Participating Venues
Plaza Theatre | 7 Stages Theatre | Dad’s Garage Theater
787 Windsor | Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

The annual Springtime tradition is one of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying film festivals in the country. The 2018 festival has received over 7,000 film submissions. Audiences will gather to experience the most cutting edge films across independent, international, documentaries, animated, and short film genres!

The Atlanta film Festival is the most distinguished event in its class, recognized as the ‘Best Spring Festival’ by Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ‘Best Film Festival’ by Creative Loafing, Sunday Paper, 10Best and Atlanta Magazine, as well as one of the ’25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World’ and one of ’50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee’ by MovieMaker Magazine.


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!

ScreenCraft Writers Summit
April 13th – 16th | Basic Badge: $325

The 4-day Writers Summit feature panels, workshops, private mentoring, and parties with top Oscar and Emmy-winning and blockbuster screenwriters and industry professionals.  The exclusive and unparalleled opportunity to learn from the best in Hollywood is hosted in a personal environment ideal for networking.  Join the best in Hollywood as they share their stories and insights!

Creative Conference

More than 40 panels, talks ,and demos delve deeper into the captivating world of cinema! Explore topics such as screenwriting, acting, producing, casting, funding, and distribution—and learn how they all come together to make a film or television episode.


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:

  • MovieHopper Card – $75
  • Film Badge – $150
  • Weekend Badge – $150
  • Film + Conference Badge – $250
  • All Access Badge – $350
  • Producer Badge – $750


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 2018 Atlanta Film Festival.