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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The 13th Annual Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival (DocuFest) is an annual celebration of documentary films and filmmakers.
DocuFest brings you the best in independent documentary film and video from across the globe and showcases meaningful life stories which educate and entertain audiences of every demographic.
We encourage talented documentary filmmakers from every country to enter their short and feature length documentary films. Come share your story with our audience, and meet other documentary filmmakers from all over the world.
Join us for this very special event, where unforgettable documentary films and their creators are celebrated.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
ATLANTA FILM SERIES:
Atlanta DocuFest is held during the annual Atlanta Film Series, a five-part showcase of independent film packed with five unique film festivals designed to spotlight every genre of cinema imaginable.
The scorching summer months bring Atlanta's Summer Film Series. Celebrate a collection of music related films at the Music in Cinema (MIC) Film Festival in June. In July, the best shorts in the world are presented at the Atlanta Shortsfest, and the top independent features and shorts are showcased at the Atlanta Underground Film Festival.
Atlanta's Fall Film Series, held September and October, is a showcase of unforgettable documentary films during the Atlanta Docufest, and a terrifying celebration of the best horror films from across the globe at Atlanta Horror Film Festival.
All events are held at The Synchronicity Theatre, a 140-seat theater right in the heart of the Midtown/Uptown neighborhood, on Peachtree St. in the Peachtree Pointe building.
With a great restaurant and bar next door to the theatre, filmmakers and fans can gather after their screenings to connect and collaborate.
Join us in 2018 for all of these events at the Atlanta Film Series, and see why Atlanta has become the top destination for filmmakers and their fans!
Bj Ogden (Festival Director); Bj Ogden (Festival Director); Bj Ogden (Festival Director); Eric Panter (Founder); Eric Panter (Founder)
We accept entries via Withoutabox's Secure On-line Screeners or another online source such as Vimeo. Email us at email@example.com if you would like to send a hard-copy of your project.
Cost of shipping exhibition prints to the festival is the responsibility of the entrant. Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. The festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. Please use as little packaging material as possible.
Entry fees must be in U.S. funds only.
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. After acceptance, the exhibition format will need to be in our office two weeks before the festival. Be sure to indicate aspect ratio of your film/video as well as any other special screening/presentation information we might need to know. We do not pay rental fees for submitted work that is programmed.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Atlanta Docufest is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Atlanta Docufest from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.