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.
The Macon Film Festival is heading into its 17th year with a four-day festival planned for August 18th - 21st. The Macon Film Festival screens independent films from around the world in historic theaters in the city's downtown district as well as fulldome immersive content at Macon's Museum of Arts & Sciences. The festival features daily film screenings, celebrity guests, special screenings, and workshops throughout the festival weekend.
The 2022 call for submissions will open in early October and will run through late March 2022.
The Melvyn Douglass 'Best in Show' Award: $1,200
Best of 'Narrative Feature' Category : $1,000
Best of 'Documentary' Category: $1,000
Best of 'Documentary Shorts' Category: $800
Best of 'Georgia Made' Category: $800
Best of 'Narrative Shorts' Category: $800
Best of 'LGBTQ' Category: $800
Best of 'Student Shorts' Category: $500
The Karen Black Audience Choice - Narrative: $500
Audience Choice - Documentary: $500
Festival Special Mention Award: $500