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Everything You Need to Know About the Savannah Film Festival

The famous Trustees Theater on Broughton Street is a Savannah Film Fesival film venue.
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One of Savannah’s best fests of the fall season is the Savannah College of Art and Design’s annual Savannah Film Festival, a week-long celebration of cinematic creativity. The 2018 festival will take place October 27 through November 3.

Whether you’re into groundbreaking documentaries, inspiring animation or seedy film noir, you’re sure to get your tickets’ worth and more at the Savannah Film Festival. Many of the films will not be distributed prior to the festival, giving you a chance to see upcoming blockbusters before they hit movie theaters.

Film screenings will be announced in October. Keep an eye on the Savannah Film Festival’s website for the official announcement.

About the Savannah Film Festival:

The SCAD Savannah Film Festival fills the city with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year more than 50,000 people attend the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures.

Past screenings:

Each year, festival goers get the chance to see some of the most talked-about films of the year. Past screenings have included films like “La La Land,” “Moonlight,” “Lion,” “Arrival” and “Manchester by the Sea,” all of which earned Oscar nominations for Best Picture, with “Moonlight” winning the Academy Award.

In 2016, actor Mahershala Ali was honored at the Savannah Film Festival.

Celebrity attendees:

Each year, the Savannah Film Festival honors select actors with various awards, like the Spotlight Award, Vanguard Award and Spotlight Award. Past honorees have included big names like Molly Shannon, Miles Teller and Mahershala Ali. Other past honorees include Hollywood A-listers like Meg Ryan, Olivia Wilde, Woody Harrleson and John Goodman.

How to attend:

Want access to see every film? Savannah Film Festival passes allow patrons to access many or all of the events during the festival. Levels include Bronze, Silver, Gold, Reserved and Savannah, each with different tiers of access.

For moviegoers who only want to see a select few films, tickets for individual screenings are the perfect option. These tickets typically become available for purchase in October and can be purchased online or in-person at the Savannah Box Office.

The Savannah College of Art and Design was founded in 1978.

About SCAD:

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university, offering more than 100 academic degree programs in 43 majors across its locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning.

SCAD enrolls nearly 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 100 countries. The innovative SCAD curriculum is enhanced by advanced professional-level technology.

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