National Geographic documentary The Space Race
OCTOBER 6-8, 2023

Selected Films

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Along Came Ruby


Bad Drones



Closing Time




E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Gary Internet: The Man who Invented the Internet

Heartland (2021 Winner)

Kaiju Decode (2021 Winner)

Keep/ Delete

Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire - "Moremi"

Making "She Kills Monsters"

Mind Over Fatter



Order & Chaos

Price Realized


Rabbit Stories


Rude Girl



The Draft

The Gazer (2021 Winner)

The Golden Record

The Room

The Six

The Space Race

The Things I Feel

The Voice In The Hollow

2023 Venue

Oct 6-8, 2023
Peachtree Corners Town Center - 5200 Town Center Blvd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
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The Festival is FREE! Register for Outdoor Events and Go to Films Page for Theater Tickets:

HOST HOTEL: Atlanta Marriott Peachtree Corners
475 Technology Parkway Peachtree Corners GA
Book your group rate for Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival Now!

The Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival is Free with Registration and will be held in Peachtree Corners Town Center! CMX CineBistro in the heart of Town Center is located at 5180 Town Center Boulevard Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

While enjoying the festival's captivating lineup in CMX CineBistro and live entertainment on the Town Green’s outdoor stage, attendees can explore Peachtree Corners Town Center, the city’s downtown area with more than 15 restaurants, a variety of shops.


OUTDOOR EVENTS - Click HERE to Register and enter your info. (don't need a ticket). Outdoor Screenings will be Rated G - General Audiences

FILM SCREENINGS AND PANELS - Get a Ticket by visiting the FILMS PAGE and click the Orange Button under each Screening Block. Seating is First Come, First Served and is not guaranteed, so please arrive early!
*All Film Screenings at CMX CineBistro will be Rated R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

Festival Highlights

Opening Night Party
CMX CineBistro Bar

Opening Night Film
The Space Race .

This Year's Finalists


48 Hour Sci-Tech Film Challenge Finalists

2021 Encore of Winners and Finalists


The World of Movie Poster Design
Three of the most talented art directors who currently work for the top agencies in keyart for movies and series will lead an in-depth discussion on movie poster design.

A.I. - A Tool for Us, Not Instead of Us!
An interesting and necessary discussion on the impact A.I. is currently having on, not just the film industry but the entire arts and entertainment industry.

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Attention Filmmakers!!!

This year were accepting short sci-fi films for our annual festival competition and our newly added 48-hour Sci-Tech Film Challenge. Read more below.

Special Advance Screening

National Geographic's documentary THE SPACE RACE!
The 6th Annual Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival opens Friday Oct 6th with an exclusive advance screening of National Geographic's captivating documentary,The Space Race! This inspiring film explores the experiences of the first Black astronauts through decades of archive film and interviews in a reflective illumination on the burden of breaking barriers. Directed by Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, Lisa Cortés. Produced by Keero Birla and starring Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight Jr., Charles Bolden and Leland Melvin.

Following Friday night's screening will be a Q&A with a Special Guest and Dr. Stephen M. Ruffin, professor in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, director of NASA's Georgia Space Grant Consortium, and head of the Aerothermodynamics Research and Technology Laboratory (ARTLAB).

GA TECH Students, Faculty and Staff can catch an early screening Friday Oct 6th at 1:30 pm  at Ferst Center for the Arts!


Sci-fi Movies in Concert

We are thrilled to announce an exceptional event that will transport you to the best sci-fi movies and series like never before. Join us Saturday Oct 7th on the Town Green's outdoor stage for an exciting live performance of sci-fi movies in concert by the talented 116 US Army Band! It's an experience that will immerse you in the wonders of the universe and the magic of cinematic storytelling come to life through the power of live music. Mark your calendars for this unforgettable afternoon of music and imagination!

*All events are Free for Registered Guests. No need to reserve a ticket for outdoor events, but you must register.

*Bring Your Lawn Chairs!


Sci-fi Flicks on the Green

Get ready to enjoy sci-fi cinema under the open sky! We are psyched to announce the Sci-fi Flicks on the Green feature film is the classic sci-fi movie, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Kicking off the night with a short pre-show of Disney+ series Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire episode 3, "Moremi." Join us for an evening of starlit screenings, where the green grass becomes your cinema seat and the night sky your cinematic backdrop. It's the perfect opportunity to enjoy new and timeless classics with family and friends. Grab your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, and let's celebrate the magic of film together under the stars!

*All events are Free for Registered Guests. No need to reserve a ticket for outdoor events, but you must register.

*Bring Your Lawn Chairs!


Awards Ceremony

Join us in celebrating the filmmakers behind the best sci-fi films in the galaxy at our Awards Ceremony, Sunday Oct 8th starting at 3:30pm in Theater 2! 🚀🎬 It's going to be an exciting day dedicated to recognizing excellence and honoring their outstanding achievements, applaud the dedication of our remarkable filmmakers, and unveil the winners who have shined the brightest in their respective fields. Mark your calendars for a memorable evening of accolades and camaraderie! 🌌👽

*Seating for the awards ceremony are first come, first served! Be sure to reserve a ticket and arrive early. Click here to reserve your ticket -



Meet this year's general film competition judges!

Federico Furzan

Rotten Tomatoes Certified Film Critic

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Federico Furzan

Born on Earth (I think). Fundamentalist of Spielberg's take on aliens, both nice and evil, and seeker of fantastic stories in the hidden levels of indie cinema. Favorite film: Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Federico Furzan Rotten Tomatoes

Greg Jonkajtys

Film Director

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Greg Jonkajtys

Grzegorz (Greg)Jonkajtys is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Trioscope Studios. He is a film director, known for The Liberator (2020),) and Ark (2007). Acclaimed animator, VFX artist and director. Formerly at LucasFilm/ILM working on Star Wars, Avengers, Sin City, Pan's Labyrinth among many others.

Marc Ciafardini

Founder/ Editor of Go,See,Talk

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Marc Ciafardini

Born and raised on a slew of old-school classics like The Thing, Aliens, Total Recall, Risky Business, Animal House and Back to School, it’s safe to say Marc saw far too many PG-13 and R-Rated films before the age of 10. One good thing did come of it all: it made him an avid film fan for life. Marc pursued a degree and career in Interior Design and Architecture, but his passion has always and will always be cinema. It eventually motivated him to found GoSeeTalk in 2009 - a site devoted to spoiler-free movie reviews and long-form interviews with filmmakers, actors, and musicians in the industry.

He’s also contributed to outlets such as TheFilmStage and The Hollywood Reporter and is a huge collector of soundtracks on vinyl.

Industry Panels

Candid discussions with industry panels. Read more about this years panelists: Industry Panels

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