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SCAD Savannah Film Festival Brings Acclaimed Films From Around the World to Savannah

The SCAD Savannah Film Festival will return Saturday, Oct. 21 through Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, for its 26th year of celebrating acclaimed films and prominent honorees.

Presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), the SCAD Savannah Film Festival is filled with cinematic creativity from award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year, more than 63,000 people attend the eight-day festival. The annual festival kicks off with a gala opening night screening, while the rest of the week features scheduled competition screenings, premiere screenings, workshops, lectures, and panels at SCAD’s historic theaters and industry-leading studio spaces. The Docs to Watch series, hosted by Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter, will spotlight the 10 best documentaries of the year.

Attendees enjoy major studio releases and indie films prior to their theatrical debuts; meet award-winning filmmakers at talks, panels, and workshops; and make career-defining connections with industry insiders.

The SCAD Savannah Film Festival is the country’s largest university-run film festival, and has become a distinguished stop on the road to the Academy Awards. From the festival’s inception to the current day, the festival has connected student filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike with actors, directors, industry insiders and the below-the-line talent responsible for the year’s most talked-about films.

Passes for the SCAD Savannah Film Festival are on sale now at scad.edu/filmfest. Individual event tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 6.

This event is a favorite of our residents here at The Landings, and is a key reason why so many people choose to live in our beautiful community on Skidaway Island, which is only a 20-minute drive from downtown Savannah.

(Photo courtesy of SCAD Savannah Film Festival)

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