The Southern-Fried Film Festival is a partnership between the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo and the Y'allywood Film Festival, both founded and operated in Georgia. This year we're looking for submissions from filmmakers creating the best films focused on themes of retro, sci-fi, gaming, pinball, and gameroom culture!

We will be screening films and hosting Q&A's with filmmakers throughout the weekend's events at SFGE!

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo (SFGE) is a 3-day fan convention focused exclusively on gaming. The expo is held July 12-14 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA, and boasts over 250 full-sized arcade games, pinball machines and console systems, along with tabletop gaming, vendors, special guest speakers, movie screenings, tournaments and more! SFGE is a family-friendly event that will be fun for all age

We will be awarding two prizes ($300) Best Short Film and ($500) Best Feature Film, selected by our jury panel!

Feature films must be at least 60 minutes and short films must be 30 minutes or under, including credits. All non-English language films must have English subtitles. All films must be pertinent to the subject matter of gaming and sci-fi.

All films must be finished, original works, and the filmmaker is responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for use of trademarks, copyrights or any other properties (including, but not limited to logos, images, characters or music) in his or her film.

Only digital entries with an online screener available through FilmFreeway will be accepted for submission.

All entries must by submitted by April 21 2019

By submitting my film to the Southern-Fried Film Festival I hereby certify that I am duly authorized to submit this film and I hold all relevant rights thereto. I further certify that all of the information contained in my submission is correct, that all relevant rights and clearances have been obtained, and that this film is not subject to litigation or under the threat of any litigation. I will not withdraw the film from the Southern-Fried Film Festival after I have been notified of its selection.

Most importantly, I hereby agree to fully indemnify and hold the Southern-Fried Film Festival harmless from damage or loss of any nature related in any way to screening my movie, regardless of the nature of the cause of action.

I also agree for a short excerpt of my submission (including biographical information) to be used in radio, video program, or cinematic trailers for the Southern-Fried Film Festival. I agree that, if selected for the festival, the Southern-Fried Film Festival may screen the submitted film during the annual event or at future events; and permit accredited press and industry to view the film. I agree that the Southern-Fried Film Festival is not due any rental or licensing fees for submitted work that is programmed. I agree to the film being considered for all Festival awards.

This document and the agreements contained herein shall be governed by the laws of the United States and the state of Georgia without consideration of conflicts of laws provisions and principles. All claims between the parties, regardless of legal theory and whenever brought, shall be resolved in the state or federal courts of the state of Georgia, Dekalb County, USA, and you stipulate that you expressly submit to the personal jurisdiction of such state and federal courts, and you further agree that any judgment may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision, or portion thereof, of this agreement to be unenforceable, the remainder of this document shall continue in full force and effect.

This document constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the use of films and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings regarding such subject matter. No amendment to or modification of this agreement will be binding unless in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Southern-Fried Film Festival. Nothing in this agreement constitutes a waiver of the Southern-Fried Film Festival’s rights under United States of America patent and copyright laws or any other Federal or State law, nor of any of the Southern-Fried Film Festival’s rights under the rules or laws of any country, territory, republic, and/or province. Finally the Southern-Fried Film Festival reserves the right to remove a film from the festival program for any reason, or no reason at all, and shall not be liable for any refund or claims of any kind arising from such removal.

Overall Rating
  • Lee Garcia

    We had a really incredible time. The Film Fest is linked with the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo, which is just a blast -- pinball machines, arcade cabinets, board games, everything. The festival organizers are super personable and relatable. lots of fun events happening in the Film Fest screening room!

    July 2019
  • Fuller & Green Productions

    Excellent Festival! Great response time!

    July 2017