Presented by the Atlanta Film Society, New Mavericks is a year-round program that aids women in the Atlanta film community by elevating the female lens and strong female narratives. Expanded from the Atlanta Film Festival’s acclaimed female-directed shorts block, New Mavericks hosts monthly meet-ups and provides networking opportunities, educational programs, opportunities for professional development, and more.

In 2015, the Atlanta Film Society and Synchronicity Theatre presented the first New Mavericks Film Series, a two-day event featuring feature film screenings, shorts blocks, workshops, and networking events.

In 2016, the Atlanta Film Society will present the first New Mavericks Film Festival.

We are currently accepting submissions for a short film block showcasing the talents of female filmmakers from the Southeast. All shorts must be 1-20 min in length and must be directed by a female filmmaker based in one of the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Narrative, documentary, experimental, music videos and animation films are accepted.

Please email with any questions.

All films must be between 1-20 minutes in length.

All films must be directed by a female filmmaker based in one of the following states:
- Arkansas
- Louisiana
- Kentucky
- Tennessee
- Mississippi
- Alabama
- Georgia
- Florida
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- Virginia
- West Virginia

Films featuring a strong female lead are preferred.

Overall Rating
  • Cynthia Osaseri

    Amazing work and great people. with clear communication throughout. I loved it.

    March 2017