The 5th annual Milledgeville Film Festival will showcase filmmaking talents from more than 40 countries over six days. Located in the heart of central Georgia, the Milledgeville 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 Milledgeville 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 and documentary, as well as short and feature length screenwriting competitions, with winners 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.

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

Awards & Prizes

Audience Choice Award

Best Drama Award

Best Directing

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Screenplay

Best of Fest Award

Best Cinematography

19 Reviews

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    Robert Thompsett

    Even though I put my screenplays in on a freebee offer entry, they still treated both my work and myself with the greatest respect. So, OK, one of them was not selected, but it was little more than a draft, but the other actually reached the semi-finals. In a way, I guess it proves that they are thorough in their reading. It is a small festival and a win here will not turn one into a big star over night, but I found the kindly, caring folk here a major boost to one's flagging moral after dealing with so many scam artist at other festivals and being top dog here would certainly add to one's resume. I would definitely recommend this festival to anyone starting out. To the organisers, a big, "Well done!"

    August 2017
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    Mark Marchillo

    Wow! All I can say is Jeremiah is Amazing! Founded 5 years ago by a Crew member of "HoneyBoo-Boo," the Milledgeville Film festival was the highlight to our 1-year long film festival run of "Breaking Legs." From a Kayaking Adventure down the River to a Bike Ride and Horror Movie Night on the Campus of an old Mental Institution, Milledgeville had it all! Did I mention the more than 100 sponsors in this college town home to Georgia College. Every night there was a party (including food & Drinks) for all involved in the festival as well; which was amazing! They held filmmaking panels as well for Lunchtime Power Hour which included lunch sponsored by a different venue daily. They had a great selection of films playing at the festival and great people to meet! I had a blast at this festival. I highly recommend this festival to everybody. We even got picked up at the Airport and shuttled 2 hours to Milledgeville!

    June 2017
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    Adrienne Dawes

    I was really excited to make finalist status in the Short Screenplay competition but I still have no idea if any awards were made in my category. It is almost the end of June and screenplay winners have still not been announced on their website or social media (which has not been updated since April). I emailed my staff contact to ask about the outcome of the competition . . . and noticed a FB post with all of the film awards represented but this lack of communication definitely makes it seem like the screenplay categories are not as valued or important as the other film categories.

    June 2017
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    Simon Williams

    Absolute first-class communication! We wish we could have afforded to attend.

    May 2017
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    Fred Jones

    A fantastic festival experience. The festival staff and community are incredibly welcoming. There is a great mix of screenings, professional workshops and social activities for the filmmakers. For screenwriters, the staged readings were a highlight. The actors who performed the work of the finalists were very talented and well prepared. I highly recommend taking the opportunity to get involved with this festival.

    May 2017