SCAD Presents the 20th Annual Savannah Film Festival 10/28-11/4

Posted by Larry Gleeson

2017 SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 28 – NOVEMBER 4

SCAD TRUSTEES THEATER AND LUCAS THEATER FOR THE ARTS, SAVANNAH, GA 

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The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) proudly presents the 20th Annual Savannah Film Festival from October 28th to November 4th. The eight-day festival is filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging filmmakers. Each year more than 40,000 people attend one of the few festivals started by an art and design university and take part in a variety of film competitions, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures. The annual Docs to Watch Directors Roundtable will return this year hosted by Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter.  New this year, the festival will introduce a Legends of Cinema Series in celebration of their 20th anniversary and host a series of panels titled “Wonder Women” focusing on women working in the industry including directors and more.

In addition to the competition films, the festival also screens award-winning studio releases ahead of their theatrical run. Before the evening gala screenings, the festival honors leaders in the film industry including directors, producers, actors, screenwriters, entertainment journalists and editors. Previous festival honorees and guests include:  Mahershala Ali, Damien Chazelle, David Harbour, Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Stan Lee, Sir Ian McKellen, Jeremy Renner, Debbie Reynolds, Saoirse Ronan, Isabella Rossellini, Emmy Rossum, Alexander Skarsgård, Molly Shannon, Oliver Stone, Miles Teller, Olivia Wilde, and many others!

Passes start at $75 to $750 per person and are on sale now. Individual tickets go on sale October 2017. Screenings take place at the Trustees Theater at 216 E. Broughton St., the Lucas Theatre for the Arts at 32 Abercorn St. and the SCAD Museum of Art theater at 601 Turner Blvd.

For more information, contact filmfest@scad.edu, call 912.525.5051, or visit http://filmfest.scad.edu/. Follow the festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/savannahfilmfest, and on Twitter at @savfilmfest and use the hashtag #SAVFF.

See you there!

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(Press release provided by Lauren Peteroy, BWR)

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