Risk takers, inspired mavericks, bootstrapping artisans, raconteurs – these are a few of the characteristics that we love to celebrate in independent filmmakers.
For many of these creatives, their work is founded on the idea that film is an art form and doesn’t need the conventional studio funding system to tell a story in a visually compelling way. With fewer restrictions, albeit often fewer resources, a vision has freedom to make as close of a connection as possible between the artist and the viewer.
And since Georgia is in the top five states in the nation for film production, and Atlanta is home to one of the most unique artist communities/laboratories in the country, it only makes sense that we should have a month of hailing independent films – and do it all at the Goat Farm.
Independent Film Month – running September 13–30, will showcase around 300 films broken down into four segments and themes: the Underground Film Festival, Atlanta Shortsfest, DocuFest Atlanta and Atlanta Horror Film Festival.
Providing the ideal setting for films generally outside the boundaries of corporate marketability, the Westside’s 12-acre industrial era Goat Farm – with its mantra “to push culture forward through comprehensive support of the arts” – will not only host the screenings of shorts, documentaries, horrors and off-beat films, but parties, live music and collaboration between makers and enthusiasts.
Tickets and schedules can be found at the following:
All Access Pass Independent Film Month: $50
Day Pass: $10
Single Screening Tickets: $7
All Access Pass Underground Film Festival: $25
All Access Pass Shortsfest: $25
All Access Pass DocuFest: $25
All Access Pass Horror Film Festival: $25<
Photo by Nick Macco