2017 Macon Film Festival Calendar Listing

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Deliverance special screening at the Douglass Theatre, 2015 Macon Film Festival by Stephanie Shadden

Event Name: The Macon Film Festival

Dates: July 20-23, 2017

Location: Downtown Macon; historic theaters and venues within a three-block radius

City, State: Macon, Georgia

Description: Surrounded by a rich musical and Southern culture, the Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education and economic development in Georgia’s central city. This four-day festival screens imaginative and independent film in a variety of genres from local, regional, national and international filmmakers at historic theaters, along with workshops and ever-popular after parties at hip venues throughout downtown Macon. Tickets are on sale now. Special guests and screenings to be announced.

Find more information and purchase tickets at

Website: www.MaconFilmFestival.com

Phone: (478) 227-3840


Expanded Listing:

Macon Film Festival set for July 20-23, 2017

Macon, GA–July in Georgia will be even hotter when the Macon Film Festival opens with a new media film screening by Savannah film maker Diana Reichenbach on the city’s Museum of Arts & Sciences Mark Smith Planetarium dome, Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Following the opening night’s festivities, movies programmed expressly for the festival’s 12th annual audience will be screened daily in four historic venues in downtown Macon over the 4-day festival, with special screenings and guest appearances by nationally recognized celebrities each evening. Additionally, dozens of films from numerous countries will compete in categories including Music, Documentary, LGBT, Narrative Feature, Narrative Shorts, Southern and Student Shorts.

Free filmmaking workshops will be held daily for festival pass holders and those interested in the film industry.

A Media Room, VIP/Filmmaker Lounge and Festival Headquarters will be open daily during the festival. Catered after parties with open bars will pop up at a variety of hip venues each night.

Passes are on sale, with special discounts for Festie Bestie combo passes offering admission to both the Macon Film Festival and Bragg Jam Music and Arts Festival the following weekend (plus special events throughout the week between the two).

The Macon Film Festival is July 20-23, 2017. For more information about tickets and the schedule, please visit MaconFilmFestival.com.

2016 Special Guest Andrew McCarthy and Macon Film Festival emcee Terrell Sandefur Credit Maryann Bates

2016 Special Guest Andrew McCarthy and Macon Film Festival emcee Terrell Sandefur during Q&A for “Pretty In Pink.” Credit: Maryann Bates

Special guest Matthew Modine with filmmaker Jamari Perri

Special guest Matthew Modine with filmmaker Jamari Perry & guest at 2014 Macon Film Festival after party at The SoChi Gallery