Which came first, the film or the marketing strategy? (Correct answer: MARKETING STRATEGY!) Before you get a penny for your production, you need to know how you’re going to recoup your investment. Creating a plan to promote your film and get it screened in theaters should never be an after-thought.
Are you a local filmmaker? Atlanta’s film community is ever-growing and the Atlanta Film Society would like to hear from local filmmakers to see where you would like to go in your career and how we can be of assistance!
So you've finished your film screenplay....great! But how do you get funding to make your film? Getting someone to write you a check would solve all your problems. However, investing in independent film is anything but lucrative, and getting a return on investment can be nonexistent. So how do you prepare your project to entice financial backers? Join us this EDBI as we reveal tips on how to figure it out.
New or an alumni of the acting community? Come join us for the July EDBI and hear some tips and tricks about surviving as an Actor in the fast growing Industry in Georgia.
Excited about the upcoming festival, but want to get a sneak peak about the upcoming films before everyone else? Well you’re in luck! We will be showing the trailers to a couple of our showcase films and their creators will be there to discuss their process.
You have great ideas so push those stories into the limelight. Join us for March's Currents where we talk about the art of story development and screenwriting. Learn how to improve and format your story so it best serves you!
Members of the Screen Actors Guild will warm-up the group with improv exercises and then we'll hear about rights as an actor and crew member and hear from a panel of distinguished members as they share real world experience getting into the industry.
Got that great script collecting dust on your desk for months, or even years? What’s keeping you from making your film? No time? No money? No crew? Well it’s time for NO EXCUSES! 2019 brings with it new opportunities and renewed energy. There’s never a better moment than the new year to start a project. But how do you overcome the road blocks on the journey to success? Our panel of accomplished filmmakers will talk about the obstacles of making their first film, and how they overcame them. Bring your questions to this month’s EDBI to get advice on starting your next story.
Ever wonder how visual effects are made? From Star Wars to Lord of the Rings, VFX is a part of everything we watch on TV. But how do the studios do it? Join us this December as Georgia Media Workshop instructor, Elli Belle Dean, walks participants through the creation process.
Learn the ins and outs of capturing sound in this studio tour of ListenUp Audio. ListenUp is Atlanta's largest spoken word audio recording and production studio. From video game narration to podcasting, this tour will encompass the art of sound.
From written word to the big screen, the writer’s journey is a rollercoaster of creativity. Developing a screenplay that is ready to go into production is a rigorous task. But what do you do when you’re both writer and director? Wearing multiple hats is common for indie filmmakers, and often they will be both content creator and visual storyteller.
Telling a visually appealing story is a labor of love. But capturing the right composition doesn’t just happen behind the camera; it’s a process that starts at pre-pro and continues well into post.
The Atlanta Film Society and Kodak Film Lab Atlanta invite you to a casual discussion of working with celluloid. Filmmakers from the just wrapped Independent Feature THE GIANT , filmed in Madison, Georgia, will discuss their Feature, craddle to completion of principle, which involved filming in 35mm 3perf and processing locally.
Making Georgia the Most Inclusive & Women-Friendly Market in the Country.
Featuring: RACHEL WATANABE-BATTON - CULTURE SHIFT & INCLUSION, A WIDE SHOT
Independent producer and media strategist - As founder of Contradiction & Struggle, an American production and consulting company, she is dedicated to telling authentic stories that reframe history and cultural understanding.
A new generation of filmmakers has embraced the art/craft of capturing their moving images on film, and right here in ATL.
ATL based filmmakers Molly Coffee ( CRACKS ) , Brantly and Jon Watts ( SPOON ) as well as their respective Cinematographers and Michael Brown of Kodak Film Lab Atlanta will be present to discuss the reemergence of this art/craft.
CURRENTS: Creative Careers
TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Moonshine Post
Follow your creative aspirations! Join us at Moonshine Post for a sit-down with professionals in creative content careers including our sponsor AT&T. How can you get your start on the right path after graduation? Ask the professionals!
This event is limited to teens and will fill fast. RSVP today!
Currents is a monthly film networking event for teens presented by re:imagine/ATL and Atlanta Film Society. Currents seeks to create connections between Atlanta youth and the entertainment industry through networking and project-based learning. This event is always free for teens, their chaperones and educators.