Engaging an international audience at the world’s busiest airport.
Hartsfield Jackson Airport Art Program
The Airport Art Program develops and integrates art, exhibits and performances into the fabric of the Airport environment for the benefit of passengers and employees. The Program has three major components: commissioning artists to create site specific artwork, presenting rotating exhibitions, and scheduling performing arts series. Each part of the program strives to meet the Department of Aviation's goal of becoming the world's best airport by exceeding customer expectations.
Atlanta Film Society Airport Shorts Program 3.0
We are proud to present the Airport SHORTS program in the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as part of the Airport Art Program. Unveiled in spring of 2012, the program showcases two hours of short films from all over the world on nearly 30 screens throughout the terminal to 14 million travelers annually 365 days per year. Twelve new films from fourteen local filmmakers debuted during the 40th annual Atlanta Film Festival in April 2016.
Cali Nguyen Berry is an Atlanta based filmmaker who is currently studying Film and Video at Georgia State University. Many of her films are deeply rooted in her relationships with people and her surroundings. Her films have been featured in the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival and various pop-up film events in Atlanta such as WonderRoot’s Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series, Cinephilia at the Mammal Gallery, Drunk Critique; Film Edition no.1 at the Low Museum and Mise-en-Zine: Celebrating and Complicating Women and Girls in Film. Her film “siren” won Best Experimental Film at the 2014 Georgia State Student Film Festival.
A girl starts her morning by making a paper Phoenix that will bring a city to life. Featuring practical Puppet Effects and Visual Effects from Ninja Puppet Productions.
Raymond Carr has been a filmmaker, puppeteer, and designer for more than 10 years. His Company Ninja Puppet Productions creates films, and interactive multimedia content for clients such as Dropbox, The Georgia Aquarium, Scoutmob, Mailchimp and the Goat Farm. His films have won various awards and have been featured in festivals around the world such as London Sci Fi festival, Slamdance, San Diego Comic Con and The Atlanta Film Festival. Raymond has Art Directed/Production Designed dozens of commercials, short films, music videos, and TV shows that have received critical acclaim. He has trained with the Jim Henson Company as a puppeteer and has performed around North America and Europe.
Su:Per:He:Ro:In:Uh is an exploration of motherly and female heroism. From childhood through adulthood, a mother is, often, an ongoing source of comfort. A rapturous hug for a child or a sweet memory of reassurance echoing in a young adult's fearful ear are what mothers offer across a lifetime. In many instances, a mother is a heroine for all of the minor things that are truly major in one's life.
Danielle Deadwyler is an Atlanta based performance artist and poet/writer. She has performed in productions with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre and the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre. She is the Creative Loafing Atlanta 2013 Critics Pick for Best Actress, the 2015 Suzi Bass award winner for best leading actress, and an award winning, emerging video/performance artist whose talents have graced film, television, and gallery screens nationally and internationally.
"No, not to suck the marrow of life—to chew its bubblegum center."
Nathan Honnold is an Atlanta-based director and cinematographer. His films have been showcased at South by Southwest Film Festival, Vimeo Staff Pick, and ShortoftheWeek.com to name a few. He is currently working on a collection of video pieces both narrative and documentary. His work primarily focuses on underdog characters, telling stories of those often overlooked. This Airport Shorts collaboration will be his second film sharing a lens with his wife Haley.
Is Not Seems
Deon Kay is an Atlanta-based Filmmaker and Professor who focuses primarily on documentary and experimental film, and is most happy exploring the space between these genres. He was born and raised in South Africa, and has lived for seven years in Atlanta by way of Paris, Milan, Providence, Iowa City, and rural Canada, which is why he tries to spend as much time as possible on the road. These days he is primarily occupied with teaching, curriculum development, and social impact documentary, but he loves to experiment in all forms and styles of media production, especially music videos and motion graphics. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Mass Communications and the Film and Video Production Concentration Head at the University of West Georgia.
Mom & Dad
"Mom & Dad" explores the nostalgia of past and present by revisiting memories found in old home movies captured by the parents of the filmmaker, Joey Kopanski. This short family portrait takes the childhood of a filmmaker and his siblings, and connects it to the lives of their parents today. The film aims to link then and now by hinting at the familiar beauty found in both our youth and older years.
Joey Kopanski is a local cinematographer currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Since graduating from Georgia State University in the spring of 2015 he has entered the world of freelance mainly working on short films, music videos and small commercial projects. His work has been screened/awarded at The Rome International Film Festival, Campus Movie Festival and The GSU Student Film Festival. In addition to his film career, he also practices photography with special interest in Polaroid and documentary photography.
We The Creators
Babacar Ndiaye is a Chicago-born and Atlanta-based filmmaker and visual artist. His work covers many diverse platforms from documentary film to graphic novels. Babacar has worked on numerous film and television projects for clients such as TruTV, Adult Swim, and VH1, as well as music videos for clients like Def Jam and Capitol Records. His latest film, "More Than Music: Senegal," is currently screening in multiple festivals and has been featured by NPR, Kickstarter and numerous other outlets. Babacar has a B.A. in International Affairs from UGA and an M.A. in Film, Television and Digital Production from Georgia State University.
Marcus Rosentrater is a commercial animator, independent filmmaker and community-based film curator in Atlanta, GA. For Floyd County Productions, Marcus is employed as the animation director for FX Networks' hit show “Archer”. Independently, he has co-directed and edited feature length and short form non-fiction documentary films. His work has been screened in over 50 cities internationally, earning several awards, and has been highlighted in global publications such as Esquire, LA Times, Wired and Time. In addition to making films, Marcus also curates and exhibits rare, experimental, non-fiction and essay films through the Atlanta based year-round series, Contraband Cinema.
Mary Beth Byram is a graphic designer and illustrator. Her work spans a variety of fields, from large commercial organizations to small community nonprofits. In addition to her graphic design work, she is currently illustrating a children's book.
Anna Spence was born in Atlanta in 1985. She started making videos in 2002. In 2008, she graduated from Agnes Scott College with a BA in psychology. Influenced by the abstract expressionist paintings of Helen Frankenthaler, Anna began to experiment with non-narrative video in 2010. In 2014, she began to attend Lesley University for an MFA in visual art. Her video work has screened through Other Cinema, Wonderroot's Mostly Local Filmmakers Night, Contraband Cinema, and through the Atlanta Film Festival. She lives and works in Atlanta, GA where she also helps strengthen her film community through organizing screenings with local micro cinema, Contraband Cinema.
Micah Stansell is an Atlanta-based video/filmmaker and installation artist. He received an MFA in Digital Filmmaking and the Arts from Georgia State University. His work has screened in galleries and film festivals across the Unites States and internationally. Stansell has received several awards for his work, most recently a 2011 Artadia Award, 2010 Working Artist Project Award from the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, a Special Jury Prize for Innovative Filmmaking at the 2009 Atlanta Film Festival, and a 2008 Student Academy Award Nomination for his graduate work. Stansell's work has been reviewed in numerous publications including Art in America, Moviemaker Magazine, Atlanta Art Now: Noplacencess (book) and The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Whitney Stansell was born in Greenville, SC. She received her BFA from the University of Georgia in Fiber Arts and her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta in painting. She combines painting, drawing, fibers, and printmaking to create work that explores memory, history, and imagination. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, The Atlantan, Creative Loafing, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, and the Atlanta Peach magazine’s thirtieth anniversary of Lucinda Bunnen’s Movers and Shakers in Georgia. She is an adjunct professor at the Art Institute of Atlanta and currently resides in Historic College Park with her husband and filmmaker, Micah Stansell. She recently completed an artist residency at the Atlanta Printmakers Studio.
An overseas collaboration created by a team of 7 in 3 countries (Thailand, Australia, U.S.) about a fish's journey through the airport.
Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong, animator and Atlanta Film Society's Filmmaker-in-Residence, is originally from Bangkok, Thailand. She found a home in the filmmaker community in Atlanta while pursuing an MFA in Animation at SCAD. Also the executive director of ASIFA-Atlanta (International Animation Society), with a mission to promote local artist visibility through public animation screenings, advocate business and STEAM education, and encourage inclusiveness and disability awareness in animation. STARLIGHT, her animated short, is OSCAR long-listed, recipient of Atlanta Film Festival's Jury Award, shortlisted for the Oglethorpe Film Critic's Association Award, Adobe Design Semifinalist, and has screened at various film festivals worldwide including Pictoplasma, Berlin.
Within Grasp explores the beauty of women lending each other a helping hand in order to reach new heights and the magic that ensues.
Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Jen West is an indie filmmaker living in Atlanta, Georgia. She is known for writing and directing Piece of Cake (2006), Crush (2011), Bubble (2013), Call Me (music video for St. Paul and the Broken Bones, 2014), and Little Cabbage (2015). She is currently in development on her first feature called Electric Bleau. She studied design at Jacksonville State University and film at The Art Institute of Atlanta.