ATLANTA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
As part of the four-month long Atlanta Film Series, the 14th annual Atlanta Underground Film Festival takes place this year August 18 to 20 at Midtown’s Synchronicity Theatre.
With a focus on independent filmmakers, the AUFF aims to showcase grassroots, DIY films that don’t follow mainstream parameters of predictable plotlines and over-the-top theatrics. Films range from shorts to feature length, and filmmakers from both Atlanta and across the globe have the chance to show their work to a local audience of cinephiles.
Along with screenings, awards will be given in categories such as Best Feature, Best Documentary Series, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Audience Choice. To date, the festival has screened thousands of films created by makers with a wide range of skill levels, from professionals to students and everyone in between. The festival prides itself on a welcoming atmosphere that encourages film lovers to mingle, connect and collaborate. Grab some popcorn, have a seat and prepare for a serious dose of pretension-free creativity and entertainment.
STORY: Caroline Cox