OCTOBER 4-6, 2024
00
Days
00
Hours
00
Min
00
Sec

Selected Films

black-arrow pointing left
black-arrow pointing left

Along Came Ruby

Angels

Bad Drones

Cassandra

Clone

Closing Time

DARK CELL

DAYLIGHT RULES (Winner!)

Departure

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

OLDMEN RULE

Odd/Even

Order & Chaos

Price Realized

Primacy

Rabbit Stories

Reformat

Rude Girl

Sentence

THE SPRAYER

The Draft

The Gazer (2021 Winner)

The Golden Record

The Room

The Six

The Space Race

The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes

The Things I Feel

The Voice In The Hollow

2023 Winners

2023
atlanta sci-fi
film festival
WINNER

Rude Girl

Jury Award for Indigenous Cultural Representation
Director
Joshua Zunie
Writer
Joshua Zunie
2023
atlanta sci-fi
film festival
WINNER

Making "She Kills Monsters"

Jury Award for Best Documentary
Director
Abigail Donkor
Writer
2023
atlanta sci-fi
film festival
WINNER

THE SPRAYER

Jury Award for Best Sci-fi Animated Short
Director
THE SPRAYER
Writer
Farnoosh Abedi, Pegah Fardiar
2023
atlanta sci-fi
film festival
WINNER

DAYLIGHT RULES (Winner!)

Best Afrofuturism Short - Live Action and Best Actor - T'Nia Miller
Director
Alex Browning
Writer
Alex Browning, Carys Lewis
2023
atlanta sci-fi
film festival
WINNER

DARK CELL

Best Screenplay
Director
Jean-Michel Tari
Writer
Jean-Michel Tari
2023
atlanta sci-fi
film festival
WINNER

The Voice In The Hollow

Jury Award Best Afrofuturism Animated Short
Director
Miguel Ortega
Writer
Miguel Ortega, Tran Ma
2023
atlanta sci-fi
film festival
WINNER

Departure

Best Sci-fi Short
Director
Sam Siske
Writer
Sam Siske
2023
atlanta sci-fi
film festival
WINNER

Clone

Best Director
Director
Ryan M. Kennedy
Writer
Ryan M. Kennedy

2024 Fest Details

When:
Oct 4-6, 2024
Where:
Peachtree Corners Town Center
Questions:
See our FAQ Page

HOST HOTEL: Atlanta Marriott Peachtree Corners
475 Technology Pkwy Peachtree Corners GA.  Enjoy a special group rate discount for festival attendees at our host hotel!
Reserve your Hotel Room Now!
THE OFFICIAL SCREENING VENUE

The Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival is Free with Registration and will be held in Peachtree Corners Town Center and PTC Marketplace! Get ready for an unforgettable experience with a stellar selection of sci-fi films that will captivate and inspire audiences. Plus, immerse yourself in the magic of outdoor screenings, accompanied by live performances that will elevate the atmosphere to new heights. Join us for a weekend filled with cinematic wonders and unforgettable moments!

HOW TO ATTEND? Registration will open in July. Follow us on IG and Sign up to our Newsletter to be notified when registration opens!

OUTDOOR EVENTS - Outdoor events will be held on the Town Green and will require registration. Film screenings will be family friendly and Rated G - General Audiences. This year's outdoor feature will be announced soon!

THEATER FILM SCREENINGS - ALL films will be screened at, NCG Cinemas P'tree Corners 6135 Peachtree Pkwy Ste 501, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 located in P'tree Corners Marketplace.

*Registration is required for each screening block. And Seating is First Come, First Served and is not guaranteed, so please arrive early!

*All Theater Film Screenings will be Rated R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. This will be strictly enforced!

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

PANEL DISCUSSIONS:

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.

woman walking down theatre steps at film festival

Attention Filmmakers!!!

Registration Now Open for the ultimate challenge, the 48-hour Sci-Tech Film Challenge!  Read more here.

Accepting Film Submissions Now!

We accept Sci-Fi Film Festival entries on FilmFreeway; The world's #1 way to enter film festivals and screenplay contests. All rules and information can be found on our FilmFreeway page.

FilmFreeway

Judges

Meet our general film competition judges!

Federico Furzan

Rotten Tomatoes Approved Critic

X close button

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. Currently writing on movie-blogger.com, and contributing as a feature and news writer on movieweb.com.

Favorite film: Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

MovieWeb Profile

Marc Ciafardini

Founder/ Editor of Go,See,Talk

X close button

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.

Philip Mc'nroe Rakesh

Visual Effects - Animation - Department Director

X close button

Philip Mc'nroe Rakesh

Philip is a Director with a background in animation. Most recently he worked as Previs Animation Supervisor on Furiosa. He has also worked as an animator on various other projects such as The Flash, Dead Boy Detectives, Doom Patrol, The Suicide Squad, and WandaVision to name a few.

He has also directed various short films and music videos. His understanding of both the live action and animation medium gives him a broader perspective of visual storytelling.

Industry Panels

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

OVHcloud - Empowering Filmmakers with Reliable and Secure Cloud Storage

A.I. - A Tool for Us Or Instead of Us?

The World of Movie Poster Design