The 36th Annual Atlanta Film Festival was last week and showcased 125 movies over the 10 day run of the festival. This year, they received a record number of submissions – over 2,200!
The festival opened March 23rd with Life Happens starring Krysten Ritter, Rachel Bilson, and Kate Bosworth. The film opens in limited release on April 13th, but festival goers got to check out the film early with director Kat Coiro in attendance!
There was no shortage of celebrities on hand throughout the 10 days. The red carpets rolled out for actors from The Last Fall, AKA Blondie (featuring Atlanta’s own Blondie), Pastport Panama, That’s What She Said, The Cabin In the Woods, and more. Between the festival, and the tax incentives that state offers to projects coming to film here, Georgia is truly starting to feel like the Hollywood of the South!
FanBolt was able to check out one of the festival events hosted by The Goat Farm (one of Atlanta’s hidden gems). The night was dubbed the ATLFF Music & Film Experience, and attendees enjoyed food trucks along with wine and beer as they walked around the venue. There were live bands and music videos to be watched and lots of new music to be discovered! This was the first time the festival hosted a music video program, and hopefully not the last. We overheard countless attendees talking about how awesome the event was, and what a perfect setting The Goat Farm was for the night. We couldn’t agree more.
We’ve got a couple of the bands highlighted below that were featured at the festival. Be sure to check out their music! Our favorite band of the night was Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun – the second video below (video is not from the festival)! The first video is a trailer for Ghost Of Old Highways, a short film based on a song of the same name by the band Lovett. The full short film aired at the festival, and we absolutely loved it.
If you’re a music fan, this was definitely the night to come out! We had a blast, and we can’t wait for 2013’s festival!