Join us for the 16th Annual Atlanta Docufest held July 22 - 24, 2021.
We are one of the only live film festivals held during the 2020 pandemic.
No matter what the circumstances are, the show will go on!
Our entry fees have been deeply discounted this year, so everyone has a chance to be a part of it.
2021 marks our 16th annual celebration of documentary films and filmmakers, and we will continue to bring you the best in independent documentary films from across the globe. Atlanta DocuFest showcases meaningful life stories which educate and entertain audiences of every demographic.
We encourage talented documentary filmmakers from every country to share your story with our audience. Join us for this very special event, where life-changing documentary films and their creators are celebrated.
Join us and experience a collection of some of the best documentary films of the year!
ATLANTA FILM SERIES:
Atlanta Docufest is held during the annual Atlanta Film Series, a showcase of independent film packed with four unique film festivals designed to spotlight every genre of cinema imaginable.
Atlanta Underground Film Festival
Atlanta Horror Film Festival
Atlanta Docufest presents awards in various categories. Past awards include:
Best Documentary Feature
Best Comedy Documentary Feature
Best Dramatic Documentary Feature
Best Social - Issue Documentary Feature
Best Art Documentary Feature
Best Foreign Documentary Feature
Best Political Documentary Feature
Best Environmental Documentary Feature
Best Local Documentary Feature
Audience Choice Documentary Feature
Judges Choice Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Featurette
Best Documentary Short
Best Experimental Documentary Short
Best Sports Documentary Short
Best Foreign Documentary Short
Best Dramatic Documentary Short
Best Art Documentary Short
Audience Choice Documentary Short
FORMATS OF SUBMISSIONS COPIES
We only accept online screeners.
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. After acceptance, the exhibition format will need to be in our office two weeks before the festival. We do not pay rental fees for submitted work that is programmed.
CONFIRMATION OF ENTRY
Feel free to email us if you would like confirmation of entry, or check your FilmFreeway account page.