SAVANNAH, GA — The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will present the 20th Annual Savannah Film Festival from October 28th to November 4th. The eight-day festival (http://filmfest.scad.edu/) is filled with cinematic creativity from both 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.
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.