August Events...

  • Birmingham SHOUT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • California Independent Film Festival
  • Diverso Festival Internacional de Cine LGBT
  • Edinburgh International Television Festival
  • Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
  • InShort Film Festival
  • Kaleidoscope LGBT Film Festival
  • LGBT New Renaissance Film Festival - London
  • Macon Film Festival
  • Melbourne International Film Festival
  • MICGenero
  • Montreal World Film Festival
  • North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Norwegian International Film Festival
  • Portobello Film Festival
  • Queerbee LGBT Film Festival
  • Sarajevo Film Festival
  • Stamped: Pensacola LGBT Film Festival
  • Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
  • The East Village Queer Film Festival
  • Transgender Filmfestival London
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival
  • Venice Film Festival
Macon Film Festival

Macon Film Festival

Thursday, 16 August 2018 until Sunday, 19 August 2018

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.

Awards & Prizes

The Melvyn Douglass 'Best in Show' Award: $1500.00
Best of 'Music' Category: $1200.00
Best of 'Southern' Category: $1200.00
Best of 'Narrative Feature' Category : $1000.00
Best of 'Narrative Shorts' Category: $800.00
Best of 'Documentary Feature' Category: $1000.00
Best of 'Documentary Shorts' Category: $800.00
Best of 'LGBT Shorts' Category: $800.00
Best of 'Animation Shorts' Category: $500.00
Best of 'Student Shorts' Category: $500.00
Best of 'Music Video' Category: $500.00
Excellence in Directing: $500.00
Excellence in Editing: $500.00
Excellence in Cinematography: $500.00
Audience Choice - Narrative Feature: $500.00
Audience Choice - Narrative Short: $500.00
Audience Choice - Documentary: $500.00


2018 LGBT films...


Total Run Time: 15:09
Director: Katie Ennis & Gary Jaffe
Country of Origin: United States

Synopsis: In the days following Pearl Harbor, a young man must decide whether to serve overseas or stay in New York with his streetwise male lover.


Total Run Time: 76:00
Director: Josh Howard
Country of Origin: United States

Synopsis: With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and orders the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian. It triggers a vicious witch hunt that ruins tens of thousands of lives and thrusts an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT rights movement.


Total Run Time: 6:30
Director: Joe Sulsenti
Country of Origin: USA

Synopsis: The story of Fishy explores the relationship between a father and son through an uncanny life threatening situation where the father learns to accept his son for who he is after walking in his shoes...or heels, rather.
Website: https://www.joesulsenti.com/work#/fishy/


Total Run Time: 14:59
Director: Francesco Cocco
Country of Origin: Spain

Synopsis: An important call is the trigger for Vicente to face an unresolved issue. A very intimate story about parent-son relationship, described in an authentic, sweet, visually expressive style and with a touch of humor.


Total Run Time: 8:00
Director: Giovanni Coda
Country of Origin: Italy

Synopsis: April 20, 2017 - Avenue des Champs-Elysées. During an attack, police officer Xavier, among his injured fellow-officers, was shot dead. There are broken dreams and unanswered expectations of peace. But there is no place for hate, dialogue and tolerance being the only possible solutions.


Total Run Time: 15:15
Director: Robert Nazar Arjoyan
Country of Origin: United States

Synopsis: On the day of her daughter's funeral, a grieving Armenian-American mother defies a centuries-old ritual and tests the limits of tradition as she walks the thin line between death and afterlife.


Total Run Time: 10:20
Director: Sam Griffith
Country of Origin: United States

Synopsis: A young mom questions her choices and identity while raising her daughter on a farm.


Total Run Time: 20:00
Director: Leandro Goddinho
Country of Origin: Brazil

Synopsis: Claudia decides to investigate her grandmother's past, who recently passed away. Through a letter, she comes to Marlene, an old German lady who lives in Brazil and keeps her memories inside a pool without water. During the visit, the old lady reveals details of her life that intersect with Claudia's grandmother's past, a German fugitive of the 2nd World War.


Map & Directions...