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.
After another record-breaking year in 2019, the Macon Film Festival is heading into its 15th year with a four-day festival planned for August 13th - 16th. The Macon Film Festival screens independent films from around the world in multiple historic theaters in the city's downtown district. The festival features film screenings, celebrity guests, special screenings, and workshops throughout the festival weekend.
The 2020 call for submissions will open in mid September and will run through early April 2020.
The Melvyn Douglass 'Best in Show' Award: $1,200
Best of 'Narrative Feature' Category : $1,000
Best of 'Documentary' Category: $1,000
Best of 'Music' Category: $800
Best of 'Georgia Made' Category: $800
Best of 'Narrative Shorts' Category: $800
Best of 'LGBT' Category: $800
Best of 'Student Shorts' Category: $500
Audience Choice - Macon Made Shorts: $500
The Karen Black Audience Choice - Narrative: $500
Audience Choice - Documentary: $500