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The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) proudly presents the 17th Annual Savannah Film Festival from October 25 to November 1. The eight day festival is filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year more than 40,000 people attend the festival to take part in a variety of film competitions, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures.

PASSES: Passes start at $75 to $750 per person and are on sale now. Individual tickets go on sale October 1st. For more information, contact or call (912) 525-5051.

One of the few festivals started by an arts university, the Savannah Film Festival runs the gamut of cinematic creativity by showcasing the very best in independent filmmaking. From feature-length films with compelling stories to two-minute shorts with innovative approaches, the festival promises to keep audiences engaged and hungry for more.

Screenings take place at the Trustees Theatre at 216 E. Broughton St., the Lucas Theatre for the Arts at 32 Abercorn St. and the SCAD Museum of Art Theatre at 601 Turner Blvd.

In addition to the competition films, the festival also screens award-winning studio releases ahead of their theatrical run. Before the evening gala screenings, the festival honors leaders in the film industry including directors, producers, actors, screenwriters, entertainment journalists and editors. Previous festival honorees include Alexander Payne, Jeremy Irons, Natalie Dormer, Abigail Breslin, John Goodman, Matt Dillon, Stan Lee, Diane Lane, Lily Tomlin, Oliver Stone, Ray Liotta, James Marsden, Aaron Eckhart, Geoffrey Fletcher, Ellen Barkin, Liam Neeson, Miles Teller, Sir Ian McKellen, Isabella Rossellini, Patricia Clarkson, Charlie Rose, the Redgraves, Jeremy Renner, Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Arthur Penn, Emmy Rossum, Michael Douglas, Milos Forman, Brett Ratner, John Sayles, Roger Ebert, Kathleen Turner, Norman Jewison, Sidney Lumet, Peter O’Toole, Debbie Reynolds, Malcolm McDowell and many others!

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Please visit for more information. You can find them on Twitter at @savfilmfest and on Facebook at

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