The Lefont Film Festival is our newest programming series for 2021.

We are seeking out original stories in narrative, documentary and animation with a special category revolving around Food, Film and Music — the 3 main experiences we all enjoy in life.

How do you express yourself through these mediums? What would like to learn or share with the world? Be original and use your imagination. Find your story to tell.

We are accepting both short and feature-length films. As well as a "Short Stack" category for our younger filmmakers, open to ages 7-17.

Official Selections will be showcased at the historic Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, GA and in our Virtual Cinema programming.

OUR HISTORY:
George Lefont, an American movie theater industry businessman from Berkeley, California, purchased the Plaza Theatre in 1983, after which he converted its balcony into a second theatre with 200 seats. The Plaza is an Atlanta landmark and the city’s longest continuously operating independent cinema. Lefont also owned Lefont Sandy Springs, a theater most commonly used as the venue for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.

Top 3 films in each category will be awarded cash prizes.

Features:
1st place - $300
2nd place - $200
3rd place - $100

Shorts:
1st place - $150
2nd place - $100
3rd place - $75

Young Filmmakers "Short Stack":
1st place - $150
2nd place - $100
3rd place - $75

Feature films: Between 50 and 120 minutes.

Short films: Between 2 and 30 minutes.

Open to both first-time and experienced filmmakers.

Young Filmmakers "Short Stack" category available for ages 7-17.

Please submit the following for each submission:

1) Screener link (with password if needed) or digital file to review your film. No DVD or any such physical screeners.
2) A still from your film. No text overlayed. Minimum 6x4" @ 300 dpi.
3) Synopsis of your film.
4) Valid email and phone number for contact. YOU MUST CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF THIS CHANGES! PLEASE BE AWARE ALL CONTACT IS DONE WITH THE EMAIL SUBMITTED.

We will email you directly upon receiving and processing your submission, if you have not been emailed your submission was not received.

Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, and permits necessary to present their work. The Lefont Film Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work. Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials sent to the festival; however LFF is not responsible for damage to submitted materials incurred by shipping to or from the festival.

Submitted films must be available for exhibition as online screener upload, sent via private invite link to be added to our screening platform.

Official Selections will be emailed. All correspondence will be done through email, directly to the original submitter. Please ensure that you have provided us with your correct/valid email and a valid phone number.