Now Showing: Atlanta's Fall Film Festivals

Atlanta's film production scene is on the rise. Here are the can't-miss film events this fall.
  • Atlanta's film industry – indie and Hollywood studio alike – is booming.
    Atlanta's film industry – indie and Hollywood studio alike – is booming.

Atlanta has become a heavyweight in the film industry in the last few decades, and it’s growing more by the day. Take a look at Atlanta's fall film festivals.

  • The BronzeLens Film Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film production for people of color, as well as providing networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers. Aug. 25-28, (normally takes place in the fall). Learn more.

  • The Atlanta Underground Film Festival is a forum where filmmakers thrive outside the mainstream arena, promoting creative artists who have continuously broken the boundaries of film and video since 2004. The festival showcases short and feature films in a casual, laid-back setting where filmmakers and fans are encouraged to connect and collaborate. Aug. 9-21, Learn more.

  • The Dragon Con Independent Film Festival is a combination of short and feature independent film screenings, panels, celebrity guests, discussions, concerts, contests and seminars. This festival coincides with Dragon Con, which attracts 70,000+ attendees to Atlanta each Labor Day weekend. Sept. 2-4, Learn more.

  • The Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival brings the best in independent documentary film from across the globe, showcasing meaningful life stories that educate and entertain audiences of every demographic. Sept. 15-17, Learn more.

  • The Georgia Latino Film Festival was launched in 2012 to ensure Latino stories are being told in Hollywood, as well as to bring together Latino filmmakers, writers, directors, artists and film executives to discuss the future of Latino film. The festival also features premieres, classes, panels, exclusive parties and awards. Sept. 22-25, Learn more.

  • Out On Film is one of the oldest LGBT film festivals in the country, showcasing films by, for and about the LGBT community since 1987. Sept.29-Oct. 6, Learn more.

  • The Atlanta Asian Film Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the Southeast, dedicated to educating the Atlanta community about the rich diversity of the Asian-Pacific culture through films and movies. Films are shown at venues throughout metro Atlanta with a gala premiere at the Plaza Theatre. Oct. 7-22,  Learn more.

  • The Atlanta Horror Film Festival celebrates the art of horror by presenting the best independent horror, sci-fi, gore, thrillers, mysteries, dark comedies, drama, animations and cult films from across the world. Oct. 13-15, Learn more.

  • The Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (celebrating its 15th year) promotes and supports a diverse independent media arts community in the Southeast and worldwide, showcasing international independent films. The association behind it focuses on animation, film, gaming, music, new media, print and television. Oct. 13-16, Learn more.

  • The Buried Alive Film Festival strives to promote true underground filmmaking in the Southeast and beyond while providing the Atlanta area with the best independent horror it can offer. Nov. 17-20, Learn more.

For more Atlanta events going on this fall, swing by our Fall Festivals page.

Beth Clark is a writer and foodie who loves to roam around Atlanta, uncovering the city's quirky, glam, upscale and down-home character. Curiosity is her compass, and you'll find her writing on

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