5 Georgia film festivals you won't want to miss this fall

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5 Georgia film festivals you won't want to miss this fall

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The Savannah Film Festival is presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design and attracts over 40,000 visitors each year.

As Atlanta continues to proudly claim the "Hollywood of the South" title, it's probably no surprise that the on top of becoming an increasingly popular filming destination that the city and state are also a hotbeds for film festivals.

If you're looking to attend one this fall, you'll probably be able to find more than one festival that suits your interests —from animation to horror.

Add the following festivals, some of which were filmed right here in Atlanta, to you fall agenda:

Atlanta Asian Film Festival, various venues. 

The 12th annual Atlanta Asian Film Festival, the largest festival of its kind in the Southeast, features films and documentaries. They're shown at various locations from Oct. 7-22, including Lefont in Sandy Springs and the Georgia State University Perimeter College-Dunwoody Campus.

Tickets are $8 for an individual film or $25 for an all-access pass that lets you view all films.

Covey Film Festival, various locations in Thomasville, 229-221-2353. 

Films are screened from Oct. 15-29. In addition to movies such as "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" and "Spotlight," the festival is also a stop for the 2016 EQUUS Film Festival Tour, which pays homage to horses. These films will be shown on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Discussions are sometimes held after the films, including some led by directors and producers.

Tickets are $6 for a single film pass and $99 for an unlimited pass for a family of four. All proceeds benefit the Thomasville Community Resource Center.

Savannah Film Festival, various Savannah locations. 912-525-5051.

Presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design, the festival is held from Oct. 22-29. It showcases films by award-winning professionals as well as talented student filmmakers. More than 40,00 people attend the festival each year, and workshops, competitions and lectures are also held.

Buy individual tickets or purchase a Savannah Pass, which allows you to view films that start before 7 p.m. for $75.

Buried Alive Film Festival, 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. 

The festival, which was founded by Georgia State University graduates Blake Myers and Lucas Godfrey, will screen Nov. 17-20. Independent horror films, including feature-length and short-form selections, are screened. Two features, "Frankenstein Created Bikers" and "Bad Blood," are Atlanta productions, and the first film was shot at multiple locations around Atlanta and other Georgia cities, including scenes at old textile mills in Griffin.

Local filmmakers will also have the chance to make their own six-minute horror film in 13 days and have it screened at the festival.

Tickets for the festival can be purchased online closer to the event.

The 2016 Buried Alive Film Fest will be held on Nov. 17-20 at 7 Stages Theatre in Little 5 Points. 7Stages.org photo/For the AJC

International Animation Day screening, SCADshow, 173 14th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-253-2740.

International Animation Society – South celebrates animation by screening shorts from around the world, including ones from Japan, China and South Africa. The event is free and will be held on Nov. 6 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. The first half of the event is suitable for children, but the second part may contain controversial content.

One of the films featured will be "Loon," which was directed by Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta professor Matthew Maloney.

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