The 13th Annual Macon Film Festival (2018)

Consumers looking for things to do in Middle Georgia do not have to look far as the 13th Annual Macon Film Festival is right around the corner.

The Annual Macon Film Festival is a four day event that screens independent films, displays special screenings, showcases celebrity guests, and conducts film related workshops throughout Macon’s historic theaters and various downtown locations. The festival kicks off Thursday, August 16th until Sunday, August 19th.

Various screenings will be held at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, the Douglass Theatre, the Hargray Capitol Theatre, the Theatre Macon, and The Grand Opera House.

Free workshops will be held at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. After party information will be released soon and will be accessible with an All Accees VIP Pass or Opening Night Screen & Party Pass.

Over 100 film screenings will be shown over the four day event, as well as recognition in excellence in various film categories with nearly $15,000 in prize money awarded.

Macon Film Festival


The 13th Annual Macon Film Festival Details

When: Thursday, August 16th – Sunday, August 19th

Time: Check Film Schedule

Venues:

  • Douglass Theatre – 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA
  • Hargray Capitol Theatre – 382 2nd Street, Macon GA
  • Museum of Arts & Sciences – 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • Theatre Macon – 438 Cherry Street, Macon GA
  • The Grand Opera House – 651 Mulberry Street, Macon GA

Festival Passes: Available at Tickets.com, Redeem at MFF Headquarters

Various Festival Passes and Prices:

  • All Access VIP Pass – $150
    • Priority seating at screenings, special screenings and awards ceremony
    • Admission to all after parties for ages 21 and up
  • Screening Pass – $65
    • Priority seating on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only
    • Priority seating at screenings, special screenings and awards ceremony
    • Does not guarantee admission to any screening
    • Arrive 30 minutes prior to screening for first come/first serve seating
    • Does not include admission to after parties for ages 21 and up
  • Opening Night Screen & Party Pass – $50
    • Admission to Thursday night film and after party
  • Day Pass – $25
    • Admission for one chosen day on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday
    • Admission to all screenings, including one special screening
    • Does not include admission to after parties for ages 21 and up
  • Single Block Ticket – $10
    • Admission for one film or block of films on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday
    • Does not include any special screenings
    • Must be exchanged at the Festival Headquarters for a pass to the film of your choice

After Parties: All Access VIP Pass or Opening Night Screen & Party Pass Required. Must be 21 years and up.

Workshops: Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are free. Workshops will be held at the Museum of Arts and Sciences – 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA

  • Friday, August 17th: 10:30am – 12pm – Fulldome Workshop #1
  • Sunday, August 19th: 10:30am – 12pm, Fulldome Workshop #2

Festival Contact: Macon Film Festival

  • Phone – (478) 227-2840
  • Mailing Address – P.O. Box 929
  • General Information – info.maconfilmfestival@gmail.com
  • Tickets – tickets.maconfilmfestival@gmail.com
  • Volunteers – volunteers.maconfilmfestival@gmail.com
  • Sponsors – sponsors.maconfilmfestival@gmail.com
  • Submissions – maconfilmfestival.wab@gmail.com

The passes do not guarantee admission and are on a first come/first serve basis, so you should arrive thirty minutes prior for seating. For Special Screenings, All Access and Screening Pass holders will be seated before Day Pass holders, and Day Pass holders will be seated before Rush ticket holders.

Annual Macon Film Festival


Annual Macon Film Festival Schedule

Thursday, August 16th

  • 12pm – 12:30pm: Fulldome: Hello Earth
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 1pm – 1:30pm: Fulldome: Passport to the Universe
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 2pm – 2:45pm: Fulldome: World 2 War
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm: Fulldome: Aurora – Lights of Wonder
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 7:30pm – 10pm: Special Screening: TBA
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA

Friday, August 17th

  • 10am – 11:45am: Narrative Feature: The Best of All Worlds
    • Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon GA
  • 10:30am – 12pm: Fulldome: Workshop #1
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 11am – 12:30pm: Documentary: Doc Shorts
    • Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon GA
  • 11am – 12:45pm: Documentary: Gander: America’s Hero Dog/ Forgive – Don’t Forget
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA
  • 12pm – 1:30pm: Student Shorts: The Future of Film
    • Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon GA
  • 12:30pm -1pm: Fulldome: Kyma – The Power of Waves
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 12:45pm – 2:15pm: Narrative Shorts: The Nature of Relationships
    • Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon GA
  • 1pm – 2pm: Virtual Reality: Shorts Block
    • The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street, Macon GA
  • 1pm – 2:45pm: Narrative Feature: Bullitt County
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Fulldome: SAT Fest – Shorts Block
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 1:45pm – 3:15pm: LGBT: Sunset/ The Lavender Scare
    • Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon GA
  • 2pm – 3pm: Virtual Reality: Shorts Block
    • The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street, Macon GA
  • 2:30pm – 3pm: Fulldome: Samskara
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 2:45pm – 4:15pm: Music: Fiddlin’
    • Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon GA
  • 3pm – 4:30pm: LGBT: Love & Acceptance Shorts
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA
  • 3:30pm – 4:45pm: Fulldome: Shorts Block #1
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 3:30pm – 5pm: Narrative Feature – Gun
    • Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon GA
  • 4:30pm – 6pm: Documentary: Holt Collier/ Shadow Across the Path
    • Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon GA
  • 4:45pm – 6:3opm: Documentary: Don’t Be Nice
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA
  • 5:15pm – 5:45pm: Fulldome: Solar Superstorms
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 5:15pm – 7pm: Narrative Shorts: Things Aren’t Always What They Seem
    • Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon GA
  • 8pm – 9:45pm: Special Screening: TBA
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA

Saturday, August 18th

  • 10am – 11:30am: Georgia Made: Dinkheller

    • Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon GA
  • 10am – 11:30am: Georgia Made: The Well Placed Weed – The Bountiful Life of Ryan Gainey
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA
  • 11am- 11:30am: Fulldome: Expedition Reef
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 11am – 12pm: Virtual Reality: Shorts Block
    • The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street, Macon GA
  • 11am – 12:45pm: Narrative Shots: Things Aren’t Always What They Seem
    • Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon GA
  • 11:45pm – 1:15pm: Narrative Feature – Gun
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA
  • 11:45pm – 1:30pm: Narrative Feature: Bernadette
    • Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon GA
  • 12pm – 1pm: Fulldome: Jena Festival Block
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 12pm – 1pm: Virtual Reality: Shorts Block
    • The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street, Macon GA
  • 1pm – 2:30pm: Music: Mad Hannans
    • Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon GA
  • 1:30pm – 2pm: Fulldome: Explore
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 1:30pm – 3pm: Spotlight Film: TBA
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA
  • 1:45pm – 3:15pm: LGBT: Sunset/ The Lavender Scare
    • Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon GA
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Fulldome: Shorts Block #2
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 2:45pm – 4:45pm: Georgia Made: Peach Shorts
    • Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon GA
  • 3pm – 4pm: Virtual Reality: Shorts Block
    • The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street, Macon GA
  • 3:15pm – 5pm: Narrative Shorts: The Nature of Relationships
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA
  • 3:30pm – 5pm: Student Shorts: The Future of Film
    • Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon GA
  • 4pm – 4:30pm: Fulldome: After Cherenkov
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 4pm – 5pm: Virtual Reality: Shorts Block
    • The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street, Macon GA
  • 5pm – 5:30pm: Fulldome: Horizon
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 5pm – 6:45pm: Documentary: Gander: America’s Hero Dog/ Forgive – Don’t Forget
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA
  • 5:15pm – 6:30pm: Documentary: Doc Shorts
    • Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon GA
  • 5:15pm – 7pm: Narrative Feature: The Best of All Worlds
    • Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon GA
  • 8pm – 9:45pm: Special Screening: TBA
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA

Sunday, August 19th

  • 10am – 11:30am: Music: Mad Hannans

    • Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon GA
  • 10:30am – 12pm: Documentary: Don’t Be Nice
    • Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon GA
  • 10:30am – 12pm: Holt Collier/ Shadow Across the Path
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA
  • 11am – 12pm: Virtual Reality: Shorts Block
    • The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street, Macon GA
  • 11am – 12:30pm: Fulldome: Workshop #2
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 11:45am – 1:15pm: LGBT: Love & Acceptance Shorts
    • Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon GA
  • 12pm – 1pm: Virtual Reality: Shorts Block
    • The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street, Macon GA
  • 12:15pm – 2pm: Music: Fiddlin’
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA
  • 12:30pm – 2pm: Georgia Made: The Well Placed Weed – The Bountiful Life of Ryan Gainey
    • Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon GA
  • 1pm – 2:30pm: Fulldome: Long Form Award Winners
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 1:30pm – 3:15pm: Georgia Made: Peach Shorts
    • Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon GA
  • 2:15pm – 3:30pm: Georgia Made: Dinkheller
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA
  • 2:15pm – 4pm: Spotlight Film: TBA
    • Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon GA
  • 3pm – 4pm: Fulldome: Short Form Award Winners
    • Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA
  • 3:45pm – 5:15pm: Narrative Feature: Bullitt County
    • Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon GA
  • 3:45pm – 6pm: Spotlight Film: TBA
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA
  • 4:15pm – 6pm: Narrative Feature: Bernadette
    • Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon GA
  • 7:15pm – 9pm: Special Screening: TBA (Festival Awards Program)
    • Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon GA

Macon Film Festival Schedule


Annual Macon Film Festival Submission Process

Although the 2018 film festival is closed for film submissions there is still time for interested patrons to submit a film for the 14th Annual Macon Film Festival to be held in 2019. Filmmakers can submit their films through Withoutabox , FilmFreeway, or Fulldome beginning in September 2018.

2019 Macon Film Festival Submission Dates

  • Calls For Submissions Opens: September 5, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline: October 6, 2018
  • Regular Deadline: January 26, 2019
  • Last Deadline: February 26, 2019
  • Extended Deadline: March 30, 2019
  • Notification Date: June 15, 2019

Once submitted various festival screeners will score the film based on various criteria to include the plot, writing, acting, cinematography, sound, originality, and overall pacing. Once the submission process is complete the festival selects the highest scoring films in each designated category for the  film festival.

Film categories are comprised of:

  • Documentary
  • Georgia Made
  • LGBT
  • Music
  • Narrative Short
  • Narrative Feature
  • Student Shorts
  • Virtual Reality Shorts

The selected films will then be sent to festival jurors who will score the final films and announce the winners during the festival. The jurors consist of filmmakers, industry professionals, film professors, and other film festival representatives.

Post festival the winning films will be placed in festival archives. Monetary awards are given to the winning film from an assortment of film categories and range from $500 to $1500.

Traditional Film & VR Official Selection Awards Breakdown:

  • The Melvyn Douglass ‘Best in Show’ Award – $1500
  • Best of ‘Music’ Category – $1200
  • Best of ‘Georgia Made’ Category – $1200
  • Best of ‘Narrative Feature’ Category – $1000
  • Best of ‘Narrative Shorts’ Category – $800
  • Best of ‘Documentary’ Category – $1000
  • Best of ‘LGBT’ Category – $800
  • Best of ‘Virtual Reality Shorts’ Category – $500
  • Best of ‘Student Shorts’ Category – $500
  • The Karen Black Audience Choice – Narrative Feature – $500
  • Audience Choice – Narrative Short – $500
  • Audience Choice – Documentary (Feature or Short) – $500

Fulldome Official Selection Awards Breakdown:

  • Best Immersive Experience – $1000 + Samsung 360 Camera/VR Headset
  • Best Long Form Film – $800 + Samsung 360 Camera/VR Headset
  • Best Short Form Film – $800 + Samsung 360 Camera/VR Headset
  • Best Student Film – $500 + Samsung 360 Camera/VR Headset
  • Best Use of Sound – $500
  • Audience Choice Long Form Film- $500
  • Audience Choice Short Form Film – $500

Annual Macon Film Festival History

The Macon Film Festival was founded in 2006 and became an independent non-profit in 2009 with the mission of celebrating and promoting film-making. The film festival is held annually in the heart of Georgia in historic downtown Macon. The festival consists of film screenings, special screenings, celebrity guests, workshops, and after-parties. The Macon Film Festival is named one of the top 100 festivals by Filmfreeway.

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