The 6th annual ME Film Festival will showcase filmmaking talents from more than 40 countries over six days. Located in the heart of central Georgia, the ME Film Festival sets itself apart by creating an intimate atmosphere between other filmmakers and industry professionals, fostering unique and worthwhile networking opportunities you’re unlikely to receive anywhere else.

The industry panels we offer are wide-ranging, providing experienced insight into craft building, crowdfunding, and social issues in the film industry. Past panelist have included actors Scott Takeda (Gone Girl, Everything Must Go) and April Billingsley (The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries), industry Executive John Heinsen (VP of New Media, Producers Guild of America), and writer Jesse Zwick (Parenthood, About Alex). Our keynote speakers have included Academy Award Nominated producers Cathleen Sutherland (Boyhood) and Rachel Winters (Dallas Buyers Club).

The ME Film Festival is open to seasoned veterans and first-time filmmakers alike, as we curate only the best stories from hundreds of submissions. Our categories include drama, comedy, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, documentary, with special emphasis in international programming. There is also a short and feature length screenwriting competition, with a live cast reading of the nominated scripts. Winners are honored at our red carpet award ceremony.

We pride ourselves on the southern hospitality we provide for our filmmakers, which is why so many filmmakers come back each year, while also achieving success at other festivals stateside and abroad. Activities in the past include filmmaker kayaking adventure, mansion tours, masquerade ball, bike tours, and epic afterparties, to name a few.

Submit your film, and come be a part of a fast-growing and friendly filmmaking community!

Best Narrative Feature
Best Short Film
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Documentary
Best Directing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Score
Best Editing
Best Music Video
Best Student Film
Audience Choice Award

1) All film submissions and screenplays will be reviewed by a minimum of 3 members of our selection committee, made up of filmmakers and industry professionals. High scoring films will be moved to a final jury round, which will determine the official selections.

2) Foreign language films must contain English subtitles for consideration.

3) There is no premiere status requirement however Georgia premieres are preferred.

4) Due to the high volume of submissions, feedback will only be provided upon request. Such feedback will be available after the conclusion of the festival.

5) If selected, the ME Film Festival is not responsible for any damage to the print or media material en route or otherwise during the course of the festival's possession of the film.

6) If selected, the ME Film Festival has authority to use stills, posters, titles, or any information from the submission materials for promotional purposes.

7) If selected, you will be guaranteed at least one screening of your film, however the ME Film Festival has no obligation to provide a screening fee.

8) By submitting your film/script, you declare you have full authority to submit your film to the ME Film Festival, and you have cleared all rights to use the music in the entered work.

9) The ME Film Festival is held harmless of any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, or screening of any film.

10) Showtime and venue scheduling is at the discretion of the ME Film Festival and is subject to change without notice.

11) All filmmakers will be notified of acceptance status no later than February 21, 2019.

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  • Nick Pusic

    I have never attended another film festival that treats their filmmakers this well. Everyone that attends this festival is cherished and treated like a star. There are free events, free lunches, tours, after-parties, etc. Absolutely beautiful.

    January 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Nick, it was great having you at the festival!

  • I have been to a great many film festivals around the world and I must say that the Milledgeville+Eatonton Film Festival was by far one of the most enjoyable festivals I ever attended. In addition to the beautiful historic surroundings and southern charm, the festival staff and filmmakers I met were all so gracious, accommodating, and a joy to be with! The screening theatres were impressive, the awards ceremony top notch, and the activities provided by the festival were fun and exciting. I was also fortunate to receive a reading of an excerpt from my screenplay that was a true delight. Moreover, it was the new friends I made who I will forever stay in touch with that I loved most. If you are trying to narrow down which festivals to enter (face it, we can’t enter them all), definitely put the Milledgeville+Eatonton Film Festival high on your list.

    September 2018
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    Response from festival:

    David, thank you so much for the review. It truly a pleasure having you at the festival.

  • Rob Sorensen

    My cast, crew, and I had a fantastic experience at the ME Film Festival. It had the feel of a tight-knit family event, yet everyone was very inclusive. It was an honor to win 'Best Georgia Film' this year.

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Rob so glad you, and your team had a great experience at the festival!

  • Nicole Castillo

    Great festival I just wish the speaker system had been a little higher quality during the screening of my film. Otherwise, great people, great city!

    June 2018
  • Weston Manders

    I very much appreciate the opportunity to screen and to be recognized at this festival. The overall quality of the films was good and I saw some interesting stories. Mark Datuin was especially helpful and hospitable. I also enjoyed the expertise and variety in the panels. However, I was disappointed in the organization of the event. The lack of signage and having a screening cut out in the middle of the piece are two specific examples, if remedied, I believe could help make the event better. Additionally, I did not feel as though there was a strong culture of "welcoming" first timers amongst the other filmmakers.

    June 2018